We spend too much time worrying about the curtain rather than the wizard.
Government doesn’t do democracy, people do.
https://popularresistance.org/the-upstate-new-york-town-that-took-back-its-power/ – More than forty years on, Massena — population now around 12,000 — still has some of the cheapest, cleanest electricity in the state. Its electricians are unionized and maintain reliable service in a region bordering Canada and often hit by harsh winter weather. To locals on both sides of the aisle, municipal ownership of the grid has come to seem like common sense.
One has noticed that Openthebooks appear to lean Conservative. The militarization of local law enforcement appears to promote hierarchical interests both Democratic and Republican. Similar to foreign military involvement of the US, nation against nation hurts all local community members for the benefit of oligarchs who use patriotism as the reason for war when it is more about personal oligarchical wealth retention.
On this election day when so many US citizens cast their vote for representatives for our republic, which is a decidedly positive act of democracy, we might remember purported origins of principles of the US Constitution.