Recent voting appears to have been a waste of time.
A minority in the senate is setting the agenda.
A majority in the house elected with a minority of the votes.
A President elected by a clear majority, rendered ineffective.
Even when 90% of the population support a piece of legislation this is safely ignored.
Apparently the will of the people has now been reduced to complete impotence in the face of the special interests with all but unlimited resources.
It is almost tempting not to vote, but then again that is all the say that most of us have in the face of a united and disruptive force. Not voting is the final surrender.
We were meant to be democracies shining beacon on the hill lighting the dark corners of oppressed people around the world.
The right wing is now praying that one of their own is not responsible once again for an act of terror because they know that they are more than capable of such an atrocity. Hoping to dodge the bullet, rather than be part of the solution in their conspiracy driven racist nightmare.
We have declared wars of desire and convenience as it suits us, torturing with impunity, killing without trial; we have become the oppressor we abhor. Thus rendering our commitments to peace and democracy derisory.
In these respects the American Dream is dead.
Is this the will of the people?
I sincerely hope not.