small pond said this: "If the government thinks it's necessary to record my overseas phone calls me and touch my junk at airports in order to stop terrorism, then the natural conclusion is that the government needs to be equally open. It consists of the same kind of people as me, just as (un)likely to be terrorists. Therefore, I need to see what they are doing. No more secret meetings. No more closed negotiations. No more situations that I can't record what's happening to me. In a democracy we don't have a separate ruling class with different privileges."
I say this: Get the friggin' 28th amendment put into place. Until we do, what smallpond said will never happen... there will always be closed doors, rooms of negotiation that are often against us, and a ruling class above us.
Corrections to our society, when they are about the corruption in govt, MUST come from us at the lower levels, a grassroots movement. If you do not get moving and start talking this 28th about, it'll never happen, and we'll stay as we are, until they make it even worse. The 28th amendment is or best hope!