The fact is in my opinion, the politicians we elected to congress really haven't a clue to what we should, or shouldn't do. I think the reason for this, is that the American people are just too divided on the issues, and these political game-players can't come up with an agenda, unless they have a poll on what it is that will please most of the people.
Would you like some examples? OK. Campaign Reform: No progress. Health Care: No progress. Raising the minimum wage that hasn't been raised since 1997: No progress. The situation in Darfur and in Africa: No Progress.
We have a congress that has allowed this administration to torture and imprison American citizens without a warrant and send them to Guantanamo, Cuba. Wiretap Americans without obtaining a warrant in violation of the Constitution, even though we have a secret FISA court that would give them a warrant up to 72 hours AFTER they do the wiretap. Invade and overthrow a government of a foreign country, claiming that country had WMD's that they failed to find. Legislate a so-called Patriot Act that takes away many of our basic liberties, using fear of terrorism as a basis for removing those freedoms.
This Congress has failed to act to protect us, to defend our liberties, to stop illegal and immoral acts of the administration, and it fails to hold this administration responsible for breaking the law of the land. The reasons for this, is that this group of politicians in the House of Representatives and in The Senate, are disjointed, inept, and are not acting in the interests of the people. These politicians are interested in pleasing their biggest campaign supporters (Corporations and special interest groups), and in the aggrandizement of their own agenda and their quest for power and reelection.
When are we going to get our government back?
When we either 1. Force them to pass Real Campaign reform that takes corporations and special interests out of political funding, or 2. Vote for a third party that can win elections to change the Campaign Finance Laws, or 3. Hold politicians responsible for their actions, which includes their voting records, and get regular Americans to get involved in government. To do otherwise, is to lose your freedom. This is not as far away as you think. It could happen tomorrow.