Letter to the Editor
In many ways, American politics has evolved into something akin to gambling. Politicians make the rules. Because of the huge amounts of money associated with politics, the rules favor the politicians. The lust for money and the power that derives from control of money blind politicians to the will of the voters and the law. Those who make the law often put themselves above the laws they make for everyone else. Gamblers create their own misery. Voters suffer at the hands of politicians regardless of how they voted. Those who control politics, like those who control gambling, are the only winners.
Original intent for the United States was for the people to control the political process. That objective has almost completely disappeared and shows no signs of reversal. The political game is one in which those who control it promise much but deliver little. In the process, they manage to create great wealth for themselves and those to whom they answer. They do not answer to the voters. The rules by which they are supposed to operate have lost their meaning. The opening paragraph of the U.S. Constitution requires that government “promote the general welfare.”
This requirement has been reduced to promoting individual welfare, and it is this which has corrupted the political process. Whether corporate or individual welfare, the pols grow each. For their efforts, they are rewarded with reelection and colossal amounts of personal wealth.
A huge part of what politicians do involves illegal aliens. The illegals are useful idiots to the pols who, unlike those in the gambling business, guarantee that their efforts to get to the United States will be rewarded. The welfare state was conceived specifically to create dependence on government and the politicians.
Philosophical differences between the two political parties have vanished. Neither party is committed to preservation of the Republic and individual liberty. Illegal is a word that does not apply to potential government dependents coming to America. Neither does it apply to politicians as they pursue their primary objective of control of the population and maintenance of their lofty status as our rulers. Recent history confirms that all this is true. If America is to be great again, the first step is to elect those who share our beliefs in God, the Constitution, and the idea that America does not belong exclusively to the politicians.