The privatization of American government
The Federal as well as every state and local governmental body is constituted to express the will of the people from whom all power is derived.
What we are seeing in this recent wave of the privatization of education, prisons and soon health care and retirement safety nets are manifestations of a corporate take-over of our basic civil liberties.
Government is accountable to the people; corporations are not.
Taxpayer support of for-profit companies at the expense of publicly supported institutions will inevitably lead to higher costs with attenuated quality of services.
All of this leads back to our elected representatives who have become dependent on the largess of political donors to fund their campaigns.
Political parties have become the enforcers of the party line, marginalizing any member who does not go along to get along.
Only when the voting public finally has had enough of being led around by their wallets by an entrenched political elite can we once again exercise our franchise to elect a truly representative government.
“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
– Thomas Jefferson –
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
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