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While we are toppling monuments, let’s topple the biggest obstacle to equality — our adversarial public decision process. It enables the powerful, disenfranchises the weaker, fosters divisiveness, and destroys trust.
How dare I question this sacred cow of American democracy!
Please let me explain.
Assembled from Defective Parts
Our legalistic adversarial public decision process has deep roots in our revolutionary history. Our Founding Fathers structured the fledgling nation from available tools, the cultural processes and procedures they knew and assumed were essential and universal to manage power and authority.
The Magna Carta (1215) was an early fumbling attempt to manage