If you know the definition of a Republic, it’s not hard to see that the United States of America is no longer operating as one. Yes, we still have remnants of a Republic operating at local levels in some of our states, but the nation as a whole? It’s a literal shadow of its former self. By that I mean we have a oligarchical government that projects the image of a Republic in the form of a shadow-box puppet show.
What is an oligarchy? Go to Webster’s dictionary. Go to the Cambridge dictionary. Go to the Oxford dictionary. An oligarchy is a country ruled or controlled by a small group of powerful people, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes. Other attributes of an oligarchy will be exposed in coming chapters, but for now let’s take a 40,000-foot view of some of the obvious corruption and selfishness.