"If we have Senators and Congressmen there
that can't protect themselves against
the evil temptations of lobbyists,
we don't need to change our lobbies,
we need to change our representatives."
Will Rogers
(1879-1935) American humorist
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... and so we have, so we have... (2006.11.07, the day we finally said "NO!")
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Reston: What planet do you inhabit where the representatives have changed? They look the same here on Earth. You don't really think there has been a change, do you?
     -- David L Rosenthal      
    A smile rating of 5 stars. Now, the real problem is finding AN individual that will represent me the sovereign ('We The People') and not be a puppet for the democratic oligarchy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yes, Congress is a problem, but watch your back in court. http://members.aol.com/rommellaw/justicedenied.htm
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    This is getting harder when the propaganda machine is running full steam, the Council on Foreign Relations acts as a shadow government, and our voting machines are rigged. Why are Americans so untrusting of each other and yet so trusting of those in power?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Joe, in support of the quote, and your reference: I once assisted in a federal case where no judicial decorum was observed culminating in the judge saying to the jury "You will find this man guilty" We had to wait for weeks for the transcript so that we could appeal. When we got it back it was a complete fabrication. The transcript looked like a perfectly cast moot court in law school; The prosecution, defense, and judge all said the perfect thing throughout. The appeal to correct the court record was found by the appeals court to be frivolous.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I believe that the reason most people trust power is that they are collectively submissive to dogmatic thinking in fundamentalist religions that spill over into politics. They cannot think critically or rationally discriminate and have never been given the mandate to think for themselves. The majority in America, even those who voted to change Congress, are still completely seduced by this materialistic paradigm, that by its inherent nature breeds corruption.
     -- EGL, LA     
    I would have voted for Will Rogers. Maybe I still will.
     -- David L Rosenthal     
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