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Wed Feb 5, 2014, 01:36 AM

47. "...it seems like we, the people, have no voice here." Wow. The irony stuns. "We the people..."

 

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Fuck me if the subject line of your post doesn't describe about 98% of what the government "OF the people, BY, the people, and FOR the people" (to quote a famous American) is like today.

If there were ever an argument for term limits... FIFTY YEARS into the war on poverty; more Americans than ever are below the poverty line and at this time the combined seniority of the House of Representatives adds up to WELL OVER a thousand man-years (person-years if it matters to you in that context).

"Elect me so I can go to Washington and help DRAIN that sewer we call government!"

So we vote and elect that person. Little do WE know that in the evening, AFTER their inauguration, they're given a PLUSH white terry-cloth robe, soft slippers, and a Key. The Key? The Key opens The Gate in The Fašade the REST OF US are shown; the one that looks like the sewer. What's behind that fašade? The Hot Tub. After the FIRST time they're toasted in The Hot Tub, and CONGRATULATED for simply doing what it took to get elected, handed their favorite cocktail, and told "call me tomorrow... we're going on a "research trip" to Europe next week!" they begin their re-election campaigns.

we, the people, ARE SO FUCKED.

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