President Jimmy Carter says America -- once a free democratic nation -- is no longer a democracy, but is now an oligarchy, the Inquisitr website reports today (March 4, 2016).
An oligarchy is a government run by a small group of wealthy and influential people, rather than a majority.
"It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it's just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congress members," Carter said.
He added, "So now we've just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election's over."