It might not be too bad, if we had much control of CEOs and corporate boards, and business wasn't heavy into buying government influence.
The original constitution was written by rich, white, land-owning (and slave owning) men. It was, in part, a constitution to perpetuate their way of life, to keep the wealthy in power.
To fix these problems we need:
+free and fair elections, a paper trail to accurately recount the votes to avoid stolen/manipulated elections like those of 2000 and 2004.
+free time on every network for candidates to state their position- bring an end to the smear adds
+public funding of campaigns, cut out corporate contributions. free the candidates to work for the people- not the rich and wealthy "elite" whom buy off OUR representatives.
I may not be dancing in delight that we disagree, but I'm sure glad someone is, finally, really adamant and justified in the disagreement.
I'm just saying that it was a different time, I ended up changing the meaning a bit too much. About growing up: I'm still working on it
I agree with what you're saying about them working and earning their elite status, but the widening gap between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor is increasing faster than ever before. People (why am I bringing this up, I don't know...) like Paris Hilton are born into their wealth and didn't have to earn it. I don't feel that it's deserved wealth, even though it is inherited.
Life isn't fair and some people have to work harder than others to get to the same level economically.
I love this country and the free exchange of ideas.
Thanks for calling me out and correcting me on some of my statements.
America is a nation of losers. It's the best thing about us. We're the dregs, what the rest of the world barfed up and threw on our shores.
John Kennedy said we are "a nation of immigrants." That's the sanitized phrase. We are, in fact, a nation of refugees who, despite the bastards in white sheets and the know-nothings in Congress, have held open the Golden Door to a dark planet.