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    All the privileges that politicians from the President on down have easily accepted or arrogantly legislated for themselves, all the loopholes and diversions they have introduced to the democratic process, their belief that campaign money -- and ONLY campaign money -- is the only way to win votes and defeat (i.e. smear) a political opponent are clear signs that the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" has indeed perished from the earth.
    And those of you who think not voting or new candidates or energized public opinion is going to change this - is going to resurrect the "government of the people" -- then you are hopelessly believing in a fantasy that has long since faded from reality. But of course you have to, because the truth is too harsh to face in our comfortable, First World lives.
    What a great country we live in -- you are allowed to do anything you want to try to change the government except rise up in armed defiance or civil war. That's our "freedom". A country founded by defiance and violent rebellion now outlaws and persecutes any suggestion of it ... all in the name of Homeland Security (itself a frightening term). The irony is hugely amusing.
    We used to scorn the USSR with its out-of-touch leaders living so much better than the common people, its corruption that bled away state finances into private concerns, and the laughable "elections" where no matter how the vote turned out, the same politicians always won.
    Take a look in the mirror, USA -- and see the USSR.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:53:22 PM PDT

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