This is not just a problem in the U.S. people! The same thing is happening here in Europe, they are just going about it more quietly and it doesn’t make the news as often. The problem, as I see it, is that governments in most of the civilized world have forgotten what their primary intended purpose is: To take care of it’s own citizens. Period. Big business and the like should come second. In too many cases, the people have little to no power left. Sure, they can pick their state reps and mayors and supposedly even presidents and such but this is no real say. Once they are in office, they can do as they will in most cases and it is difficult to impossible to even keep up with the legislation they vote on, etc. Some countries are a bit better about this I’m sure but, for the most part, we are all slaves to the system. Funny enough, 2 quotes from the Matrix films come to mind, both from the Oracle. “He wants what all men with power want, more power.” “As long as people think they have a choice, they are happy.” I may be a bit off on the wording of the quotes but that’s the gist of it.