The Gateway (Occupy Council Bluffs Edition)
GATEMOUTH: Occupy-ers plan to disrupt Iowa caucuses? Is Occupy’s new slogan "We gotta save the world from democracy"?
Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein: The Iowa caucuses are hardly models of democracy. Besides, protesting to get their issues addressed is exactly what democracy is all about.
GATEMOUTH: You're right. The caucuses are more like the General Assemblies than real democracy.
Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein: Well, Pericles would probably think the General Assemblies and caucuses are "authentic" democracies, unlike our current system of government.
GATEMOUTH: Any system where one has to spend hours upon hours away from their kids so they can have a voice in the process is a vehicle for massive disenfranchisement. 'Occupy' targets Iowa caucuses - MJ Lee www.politico.com
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