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What is insanely unhealthy about this political system is not one politician corrupted, or one party strayed. It's core concept of "Corporate America" which entrenches every part of our nation, that is marginalizing our individual rights, and defeating our democratic process. On issues where corporations go against majority wish, they can work process by channeling energy, lobbying government and concentrating votes. A first hand example is banning for dangerous weapons. Though national poll shows 2/3 of Americans are for it, but NRA, representing big and small gun-shop owners, overturned it successfully because they have vast resources to get 1/3 vote focus on this single issue while majority 2/3 disperse theirs on others. The majority democracy evaporated in this case, and all politicians are taking notes. It's no wonder to see how hard for grassroot third-parties to break into mainstream - because by being grassroot, they're fighting uphill against "Corporate America".
President Lincoln's vision of what this country is all about, given by his famous Gettysburg speech would need some fundamental revision today - it's by corporate, for corporate and of corporate.
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