“It is depressing to think how the government has become the enemy of the people rather then it’s representative. We have our politicians to thank for that.”

That is romanticizing the past. No government has ever been representative of the people. That is snake oil sold for votes. Political people – hell, people in general – have always been the same. The stars aligned in the 1700’s and a small group of honest men who signed the constitution/bill of rights managed to establish a huge fence in America around basic civil and legal rights with those documents, to protect said rights from their peers and other thugs at the time, as well as from politicians and thugs who have been trying to climb over and break down that fence every day since those docs were ratified. The fact that the C/BOR has even stood up to erosion this long defies belief.

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