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  •  Government was different in the 50's and 60's (3+ / 0-)
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    Steve15, lyvwyr101, a2nite

    I think the government of the 50's and 60's was a different creature then it is today.

    50 years ago, our law-makers were not as dependent on wealthy interests and private financial gifts to get into and stay in office.  Running a campaign was less expensive, there was less use of mass media to garner votes, and the congress-corporate revolving door employment pattern was less entrenched.

    Over the intervening years, getting in office and staying in office has become a year-round activity involving personal appeals to wealthy and corporate interests.   Hence, law-makers' constituency has changed from doing something that most voters will like to doing something that those wealthy patrons will like.

    Now voters know the game is rigged, and they no longer trust the law-makers to hold their best interests at heart.  I myself do not trust my "representatives" to represent me; it is no suprise to me that others feel they want to arm themselves against this uncaring  corporatocracy.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:23:12 AM PST

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