Thursday, February 4, 2016

Your Powerlessness, Quantified

While many would say that the degree of oligarchy in the US government is just one of many important issues, I claim that no debate about government policy matters unless the parties debating have the ability to affect government policy, whether through petitioning to representatives' good will or by using legal mechanisms (like voting or referenda).  I also propose that this is objectively applicable to the current political climate of the United States.

It was claimed that my argument was exaggerated, so I would like to substantiate this couple of claims with a purely mathematical argument.  Here are the numbers that prove we Americans have literally--quantitatively--provably--no power in our government: