Integrity in politics

What forces fight against the progress of democracy?

The primary force fighting against democracy is human nature. Whether or not you consider human nature a 'political force' is an open question, but it's the place to start. The progress of democracy is sporadic because learning to harness human nature in a productive fashion is difficult.

Integrity in politics

I was reading Fred newest article which I strongly recommend:
http://en.minguo.info/book/fredgohlke/can_we_get_out_of_the_corrupt_poli...

One simple quote highlights one of the most fundamental flaws in our current society.

The politicians so selected are the least principled of our citizens, but are the only choices available to the American people in our "free" elections.

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