That's why I call US & EU the Capitalist Repub by OldHawk777 (19923) (#7482890)
_____If public faith is lost, then the system (democracy) fails. System security must always support the public faith in democracy by assuring legitimate, veracious, and verifiable results. It is better that the nation and citizens die or fade into history, then allowing democracy to fail.
_____A democracy is a nation where the citizens feel individually responsible for deciding their destiny. Corporate, religious, and plutocratic institutions are disenfranchised in a democracy, because of the human psychology/society premise of "Power corrupts, Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
_____This is part of the reason for the separation of powers in our USA Constitution, but though implied we have never been able to completely protect the election process and/or eliminate corruption of elected officials that vote/act in the interest of the corporate, religious, and plutocratic interest while verbally patronizing US citizens with "FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN", "IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST",
_____Rhetoric is frequently the only skill most preachers and politicians have, and without honor and ethics they are puppets of any megalomaniac in power. Plutocratic factions promoting their interest know that they always have allies (religious terrorist (Christian Moslem and Jew), Nazis,
_____The nonsense rhetoric of some politicians and preachers is at this level. Just pay attention to Jerry Falwell, his colleagues, and followers [http://www.funnystrange.com/quiz/], and their close politician friends), and never forget the "Honorable for some" Louis Farrakhan. Fortunately the claptrap rhetoric has not been able to subdue the commonsense of US citizens and our birthright for skepticism of authority's self-interest and delusions of grandeur.
_____We can still vote for better citizens to take any politicians place in Washington DC, state capitals, and locally. Politicians are all (for now) replaceable. This is the way to put a politicians head up their own self-important ass and let them know their shit truly stinks. For preachers, let GOD judge them. For the Corporate and plutocratic institutions lets disenfranchise them from our democratic process and return to one person one vote by eliminating the purchased sound-bite rhetoric elections.
_____Do you feel more secure today then you did on 2001/09/11? Do you feel national interest, economy, and security are the priority of today's politicians? I agree with JFK "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." I would add, be responsible to the USA Constitution and Democracy, "ask every politician and preacher what have they done for the NATION?", If they wear $500 to $2,000 dollar suits, have a personal income of more than $250,000.00 annually, and ask for any citizen to sacrifice and donate money to GOD or a cause then they are frauds.