Drudge informs us about a political science study that found average Americans have virtually no impact or say on public policy. Didn’t we already know that? Under the current administration, even Congress doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on public policy. These results are not “shattering”, but they do make this obvious fact official.
The study found that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control a lot of U.S. policy, giving as an example the corporate backing of pro-amnesty policies in spite of 70% of Americans believing that illegal immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs. It also determined that government almost always ignores the opinions of average citizens.
What is not mentioned is the enormous impact minorities have on getting policies implemented that the majority doesn’t necessarily want. Traditional marriage has been re-defined to appease less than 5% of the population. Health insurance as we knew it has been taken over by the government in order to provide coverage (subsidized) for less than 10% of the population. Our southern border has become an open door in order to force amnesty for illegal aliens. Abortion is being paid for by all and forced into health insurance policies to benefit 3% of women having abortions.
It’s not just squeaky wheels getting grease nowadays. Rich wheels, corporate wheels, and minority wheels are being greased while traditional American values are rusting away. The only way average Americans can impact policy is by voting, and far too many of the silent majority neglect to do that.
We have strayed far from the original intent of being a country run by the people and as we let government and squeaky wheels control more of our lives we become more apathetic and easier to be controlled. If we don’t start turning it around now, the greatest country the world has ever seen will become one of the biggest failures the world has ever seen.
David J. Hentosh