I would like to take some time on this day in which we celebrate the freedoms that we don't really have to talk about the issue.
A lot of people say that the government is us. That is simply not true -- except for the people who can afford to buy the politicians. We, the members of the general population do not really get a voice in government. I am quite aware of the elections in which one can vote for the red puppet or the blue puppet. But the puppeteer remains the same in any event. The courts havfe ruled essentially that the general public has no recourse when cheated by the big businesses and has also ruled that big business can use its vast wealth to silence any opposition.