The Morning After: Lessons From the Wisconsin Budget Battle

The Morning After: Lessons From the Wisconsin Budget Battle

“The democratic process needs certain fundamental characteristics in order to work. These necessary components include: holding legislators accountable for their votes, curbing the influence of collective entities so that the interests of individuals can take precedence, and drawing legislative districts in such a way that candidates can successfully appeal to moderate voters. An electoral process that lacks these three features is doomed to become captured by special interests. It may well be that we the voters are incapable of governing ourselves, and that my belief in the democratic process is just a myth. But even so, it is a myth worth fighting for.”

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November 1, 2019