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The American Experiment has Failed

The American experiment has failed.   While it is widely believed and taught in US schools that our founding fathers attempted to consider all the ways our country could end up with an imbalance of power, and that they employed every possible strategy available to safeguard against that in the drafting of our Constitution, there were several ways they failed in that regard.   Within the original Constitution, slavery was legal, businesses were unregulated, and only property owners had the right to vote.   As our society progressed, these oversights were corrected via amendments to our Constitution and laws enacted by changing those who could vote to all free white men, then leaving it up to the states, then black men, then women.    Throughout the progression of voting rights in the United States, a variety of restrictions and methods of intimidation were employed to keep certain segments of the population from voting, including barring Indigenous Americans who maintained thei