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Democracy vs Kleptocracy

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by otnot, Jun 29, 2011.

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  1. otnot

    otnot Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Is the United States now a Kleptocacy? Read the definition below.

    Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, from Ancient Greek: ???pt?? (thief) and ???t?? (rule), is a term applied to a government subject to control fraud that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats), via the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service. The term means "rule by thieves". Not an official form of government such as a democracy, republic, monarchy, or theocracy; a kleptocracy is rather a pejorative for a government perceived to have a particularly severe and systemic problem with the selfish misappropriation of public funds by those in power.

    Also read the link above for a good insight to what we as a nation have become.

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