State of the Nation

By Steve Cinelli , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Editor, @stevecinelli

We use the term “democracy” to describe our governmental structure.  Characteristic of such a term evokes “everyone has a vote”, “everyone has a say”, and that the majority, of equals, should determine the outcome.  This premise, no matter how noble, is flawed.   In the current state of political affairs, we are witnessing tremendous vitriol, overwhelming divisiveness, that those outside of our country are wondering what reality show has gone mainstream.  Or even further, might they be experiencing the implosion, if not demise of the greatest nation on earth before their eyes?

 

 

The United States is not a democracy, but rather it is a republic, and more so, a constitutional republic.  Our founding fathers laid out a path for individual rights, fundamental to our existence to be overseen by “limited government”, codified in our founding documents.  Democracy run afoul becomes mob-rule, where the omnipotent majority can shirk the rule of the land, the very basis of proper authority and inalienable rights.  We experience the current challenges of the election cycle, where the majority states they should rule out, even if contravening the tenets of the Constitution.

We have the unfortunate situation that the electorate fails to acknowledge the brilliance of our government structure to preserve and protect the rights of all, and government is cast as the purveyor of such rights.  As this is a financial rag, this view can relate to the efforts of the SEC in their quest to redefine the “accredited investor”, wherein financial status alone should not designate the opportunity to invest in certain deals.  Its effort is to recognize that acumen and perspective are keenly substantive to allow for proper participation.  In this election season, might there be cause to assess that those casting votes have the acumen of understanding affairs of state within the context of our Constitution?   We seem unerringly dismissive of the pandering by candidates to play upon mob-rule to achieve their respective end game.

We only hope within the current theatrics that we find those that respect the nature of our republic allowing for our foundation to prosper, rather than be subjected to trite “democratic” behavior.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

HEADLINE NEWS

Fox News Guest Says Trump Voters Should Pay for Border Wall by Crowdfunding It  Newsweek"If the 63 million people who voted for Donald Trump each contributed $80, that would get you near the $5 billion mark." [...]

Should you give to crowdfunding campaigns?  Jackson Clarion LedgerCrowdfunding allows you to help someone directly, but there are also disadvantages, including the potential for fraud. [...]

Crowdfunding platform Patreon defends itself from protests by 'intellectual dark web,' publishes slur-filled posts from banned YouTuber  Business InsiderCrowdfunding website Patreon published a transcript from a YouTube conversation with banned member Carl Benjamin showing h [...]

12 Days of Bizmas: Christmas is a time for receiving... from crowdfunding  BQ LiveJohn Auckland, from crowdfunding communications agency, TribeFirst shares the 5 reasons he believes Christmas is a great time for crowdfunding. [...]

On Reddit, vigilante detectives are uncovering crowdfunding scams  Wired.co.ukThe final line of defence against dodgy crowdfunding campaigns could be 90000 Redditors. [...]

Proof of use: A new crowdfunding threshold for passionate users  TechCrunchRight now, most participants in U.S. private placements must be “accredited” investors, meaning $200,000 annual income over multiple years or $1 million in net ... [...]

The history of crowdfunding  Independent OnlineIn the third series on crowdfunding we look at its history. [...]

Be cautious with crowdfunding  The Week MagazineHere are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Be cautious with crowdfunding. It's wise to be careful when donating ... [...]

Vialli's crowdfunding platform creating 'bond' between clubs and fans  Bangkok PostLONDON: Former Italy international Gianluca Vialli and business partner Fausto Zanetton believe their innovative crowdfunding platform Tifosy can help arrest ... [...]

Crowdfunding campaign raises £16,000 to fund aspiring NHS physiotherapist’s studies  The IndependentAn aspiring NHS physiotherapist who sometimes slept just one hour a night in order to fund his education spoke of his joy and gratitude after a crowdfunding ... [...]

CFB Finance

Marketwired

  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfund
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • FinTech
  • Reg A+
  • Reg CF
  • Crowdfunding USA

Press Release

Fintech World Beat

2020fintech.com' title='https://2020fintech.com/' target="_blank" class='rtw_url_link'>2020fintech.com 2019 Blockchain Mastermind Series 2020fintech.com' title='https://2020fintech.com/' target="_blank" class='rtw_url_link'>2020fintech.com #blockchain #digital #realestate #fintech ulation pic.twitter.com/wJC04nwJyl

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |