Comment: The parties have achieved escape velocity from the people

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The parties have achieved escape velocity from the people

They don't need grassroots activists anymore, just a small cadre of local shills to present the barest veneer of legitimacy. http://arkansaswatch.blogspot.com/2013/02/why-it-is-impossib...

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)