You voted for representative who gets lobbied by people with power/money. These representatives are not held accountable, other than next election if that even matters, for not doing what they promised prior to elections.
Did you get to vote on America's war decisions, military budget, SS/medicare/medicaid, NSA, senators pay check, health care? These are very few of very important things that are going to effect our lives yet we don't get to vote on these things. We get to vote on representative who lie to us to get elected.
Also dumb people (maybe I'm one of them too, you be the judge) get a say in democracy too. Dumb people are subject to lies, influence, fear mongering. Just by watching TV or reading 2 paragraph article they thing I know everything there is to know about an X subject.
Pretty much dude pretty much.
I don't think the people were ever given a vote in the most important stuff that makes the country run.
We're supposed to sit here and trust that the officials that we elect (lol-Ever hear of electoral votes) are smart enough to work together and keep this country running like a greased cog.
These days it's blind faith with plenty of bills being passed behind the scenes by lobbyists, special interest groups and the companies they represent.
Plenty of favors and money being spread around to everyone except the people that our politicians are supposed to represent, that's us.
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the super rich get HOLY F**K rich.
Some other countries hold their politicians accountable when they get out of line in the form of civil unrest. They take to the streets in huge masses and cause a big o'l stink. Sometimes they pay the price with their lives.
In this country we sit here and say gosh darn it here we go again just like all the previous candidates this fool is lying to us, giving away our money, raising taxes, and taking away more of our rights.
A few may politely protest with signs and chants but most do nothing but carry on thinking "Well that'll change when we vote him out"...
Oh yea that's great, another FEW YEARS of some idiot or several idiots F**KING S**T up along the way.
Once the new politicians take office the story always seems to be the same. Whoops sorry forks we can't change that now, stay the course, or they deny there's even a problem.
When they don't do well they blame it on the previous position holder saying that it's not their fault. They were just the patsy because the problem started before them.
To top it off we pay these jokers a great deal of money for the rest of their lives if they did well or not. Bush Jr. sure as hell doesn't deserve a frigg'n paycheck. That sh*t needs to change and it needs to change now!
The political system that runs this country may have worked way back when but the unfixed, compounded problems year after year are adding up and it's beginning to fail.
This thing the forefathers called a democracy is slowly mutating into something else.
(Go ahead and correct me if I'm wrong. I probably shouldn't have written this with little sleep lol)