Your partisan letter writers don't seem to get it. It's not Republican or Democrat. It's our political process and how it's been overridden and hijacked by big money.
In my opinion, the process of government no longer represents "The people," only special interests with money.
They make a mockery of Democracy -- that's why more than half the electorate fail to participate by voting. It's not just our country, but a symptom exhibited in Europe as well.
Maybe the process has simply outlived it's usefulness. If our needs are met economically we become lazy and indifferent.
The problem now is the system is not meeting the needs of more and more people. While making a very few select, very, very rich.
As long as we can have the "illusion" of the "good life," the majority don't rock the boat and make waves.
If the day comes when I cannot get life's necessities (such as in a disaster), I'll do what I have to, to get what I need.
So I guess the answer to our political dilemma is things won't change until there's a radical disruption to our lives.
Pray, we don't have a serious long-term recession (used to be called Depression). If we do there may be a second American revolution.
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