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“We the people” can not win!

October 29, 2014

Those who have followed this blog for some time know I spend a lot of time writing about our government ignoring our problems and usually acting with what seems little or no common sense. I have stated over the years this is not a Democratic or Republican issue because almost every representative from the President down appears to ignore reality and does what he or she wants to do. As many of you that follow this blog know I do my best thinking in the morning as the first molecules of caffeine activate my neurons and the fog of sleep is lifting, so this morning as I sat there watching the snow falling I had an epiphany of sorts on why our present government is so screwed up, they just don’t care about ‘we the people’ !

The government our founders envisioned, “of the people, by the people and for the people”, has long since gone by the wayside. First let it be know I am not ‘one of those people’ who see a global conspiracy behind every government action, but I do see how a small number of uber-rich people do control who is elected. And thus these elected officials are beholding to those supporting them and not the people they are supposed to represent.

For the most part, other than the electoral collage, elections are won by the number of people who vote for and individual running for office. Also for the most part those casting their ballots do very little research on the candidates. Instead they rely either on the constant bombardment of radio and TV commercials or the influence of their own organization or union, to sway their vote.

Thus the formula is simple, those with enough wealth can have almost any candidate they want elected simply by buying enough advertisements to overwhelm the competition. At the same time investing in the establishment of ‘grass roots’ personnel to make sure their potential voters make it to the polls. With a system like this an individual attempting to buck the system has very little chance to win. To solve this dilemma we have to fight to severely restrict financial contributions of any kind, and yes I know an almost impossible task. But if it is not done there will never be any real change in our government.

More to the point
those that do win the election
will ignore actions good for the voters
in favor of those that financed their election.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Del permalink
    October 30, 2014 3:40 am

    the sad thing Pete is all of the money these politicians spend to get elected goes to the MEDIA!!!!!! Not we the people……….. Heck the amount of money spent in the FL from outside the state is 200 million!!! Imagine putting that into the economy instead of medias pockets…… Crazy!!!!!! Belize is sounding better and better…….


  2. Jon permalink
    October 31, 2014 4:47 pm

    Just to ad, the few politicians who really do care about doing the right thing are threatened, marginalized, & told to shut up if they want a career in politics. A good ‘ol boys & girls club indeed.


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