All secret balloting democratic processes encourage the goal of ‘grabbing power’ for a specified period of time (typically 4 to 5 years) either by:
- outright lying to constituents,
- omitting the truth
Once in the elected position, there is no criminal or civil liability for:
- changing of positions
- the level of fulfilment of promised issues
Widely available and low cost makes ‘Washington’ redundant, merely a ‘middle man’ that adds cost rather than providing value
This middle man status is clear through new record high sums of money spent on campaigning and lobbyist to “grab power”.