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Old 09-11-2019, 07:33 AM
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If the US government is concerned with policy issues that are beyond the scope and attention of 98% of the public, then of course there's going to be an "Establishment" that makes policy. The public usually only gets involved when policy issues intrude into the public's limited attention span. For example, in the 1960s when the government's Cold War policies suddenly meant that young men could be drafted to fight and die in a foreign war that seemingly nobody but 1000 Washington insiders wanted.