Greatest I am wrote:
O say can you see, the U. S. Oligarchy?
The U. S. is on sale. Buy it while it’s hot.
O say can you see,
by the dawn's early light,
what so proudly we hailed
we now proudly renounce.
Plato theorized that democracies, as they matured, evolved into oligarchies or plutocracies. We are witnessing exactly that.
When the new political election funding laws came into effect, the U. S. democratic system became an oligarchy or plutocracy. Billionaires are now buying political candidates and are in fact buying the leadership of the nation. They are now the power behind the throne and control the government and thus the people. Now, instead of working 9 to 5, Americans are working 24/7.
When did the U. S. devolve from the leading democracy of the West, to a tyranny up for sale?
I think you might be better off asking when was it ever a democracy?
For the first 100 years no more than 5% voted in elections.
Vote for women is only about 100 years old.
The black vote was rather tardy too and it is still patchy at best.
Then you have to look at how many presidents are from minorities/ working people/ women etc..