"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The voters choose. They have all the power. They are making choices based on certain information, and you don't like those choices but that's too bad. They are not brainwashed idiots. If you think they are, you're the one with a problem with democracy.
I don't know how to put it any more bluntly - you lose, get over it. The voters choose candidates with corporate money. It's their choice.
Last edited by misterman; 01-28-10 at 11:24 PM.
Again, you say rights aren't absolute, and use this as an example, but refusing a lawful search warrant is not a right, so how have you demonstrated that rights are not absolute?2. Guy cites privacy right when police have compelling evidence items incriminating him in a murder are hidden in his house. Search warrants would not exist if the privacy right was being practiced as an absolute.
We can violate rights, but we cannot take them away. You don't seem to understand the difference.And so on. Material necessity compels us to interpret and practice our constitutional rights as non-absolutes. This has had the unfortunate side effect of diluting their potency, but there's not much we can do if we want to have both property rights and free speech rights, for example.