Voting is the key to a democratic republic, and too damn few of us exercise that key responsibility. When those who are supposed to represent us realized that most were not paying attention they succumbed to the temptation to feather their own nests; at the expense of whomever it required.
The elected officials, and their
entourages, are happy in their comfortable digs and have continued
the very human trait of protecting their turf.
To return to, "of, by and
for the people," we must all register and vote in every
election; some must become candidates (Politicians and diapers should
be changed frequently, for the same reason). We can not take back
what we have given away quickly, because we've allowed folks to
fortify their positions. But, if we, the people, don't start soon the
end result is feudalism; a system that favors (and entrenches) the
One might find a case about
political spending to take to court, but it's going to need to go all
the way to the SCOTUS.
One could point out (to as many
folks as possible) that a bill (bills/laws) to rectify the situation
requires a US Congress that actually works with the President...
Something we Progressives, Liberals, Independents and Democrats did
not vote for (because, to too large a degree, we don't vote) in 2010
1% may have all the money, but
99% has almost all the votes.
We can not all be bought, but
when we don't vote we give our power away!