Many slashdotters defend "We the people" saying that people have no choice. They claim, for example, both Dems and Reps. take turns tightening the noose whereas people actually like liberty.
The fact is that Dems. and Reps. *both* are very sensitive to opinion polls.
The problem *is* We the people. The fact that we slashdotters don't realize in our slashdot bubble is that a *majority* of population does believe that TSA is necessary, and that TSA are good for the nation.
So, I agree. Ultimately, the real problem is not Dems or Reps. It's We the People. By and large, the policies of countries do tend to reflect what We the People believe.
You can't excuse the populace as a whole and simply blame the "system."