An Almost Perfect Story of How Democracy Should Work

JoAnn Chateau

On Independence Day, Ralph Nader talked to Doug Hughes on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Hughes is the man who landed a gyrocopter on the Capitol Hill lawn in an act of civil disobedience so that he could personally deliver letters of petition against anti-corruption to each member of Congress.

The U.S. Postal Service fired Hughes, and he faces multiple federal felony charges. Pick up the Hughes interview at 21:58 minutes.

The Nader/Hughes Interview

Ralph Nader leads into the interview with, “It’s almost a perfect story of how democracy should work.” Then he asks Doug Hughes the following questions:

  • What was in those 535 letters and how were they delivered after the police quickly descended on you when you landed on the Capitol lawn?
  • Where can people read your two-page letter?
  • What kind of media interest [has there been] since you landed on the Capitol lawn?
  • What are the…

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