Just because you voted does not mean you're active in your democracy. So many people take the cop out stance that big business buys politicians. First of all, prove that. Second, how many of you regularly contact your Congressmen? As a Hill employee, I can tell you that your elected officials (1 Representative and both Senators) have systems that log comments given by constituents. You can keep bemoaning the system and claim your voice isn't heard. And your voice alone isn't, but don't fall for that self-fulfilling prophecy. If everyone held their tongue regarding an issue close to their heart, they'd never know who agreed with them and nobody in a position of power could ever act on their behalf. Most Congressmen will tell you that their tenure is a contract, and every two years all of us have the ability to vote them out of office if we don't agree with their choices. Stop complaining and get out and engage in your democracy.