Special interest lobbying dollars are influencing US politics greater than ever before, inhibiting the majorities voice and feeding gridlock in the halls of Congress. I expect social pushback to increase as larger portions of the population realize the naked robbery and demand representation on issues affecting their daily lives. Teddy Roosevelt’s Political Theft quote from 1912 provides a warning more prescient than ever.
“It is not a partisan issue; it is more than a political issue; it is a great moral issue. If we condone political theft, if we do not resent the kinds of wrong and injustice that injuriously affect the whole nation, not merely our democratic form of government but our civilization itself cannot endure.” – Teddy Roosevelt, 1912