secondly, there's still the electoral college, which means that your votes don't necissarily count, depending on where you live, and that the people are only making suggestions as to who gets elected... the electors don't even HAVE to vote for the same person that the people of that district vote for according to the constitution we don't even have direct elections, so the blame game that you're playing is even lamer
furthermore, money speaks, that's why we have a government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich (plutocracy anyone? )... this makes it incredibly difficult to change anything if you don't have any money... I can write all of the letters, run all of the classes and lectures and register as many people as I can, but I STILL won't have the same impact on politics by far as a check written by someone like Lilly!
you're way too happy to condemn everyone for the actions of some people... and you don't seem to realize exactly how the government really works... just because you're the best and the brightest doesn't mean that you can't slip between the cracks... that all you need to get somewhere in life and make a difference is to be a brilliant thinker- that's not how it works- the system is stacked against some people
it's pseudo-intellectual elitists like you who made the system what it is today- fucked up- my family has always been on the wrong side of the tracks for anything of that sort