I guess the opportunity to vote is better than not being able to vote at all, and i think it may help some... I heard that out east in some race each vote cost $90 (advertising); maybe they should just pay each voter instead.
Here is a list in no particular order of all the other 'forces or influences' in the ununited states and world that really have nothing to do with voting. Can our elected politicians really control these things?
FED and BANKS The fed is really independent of the government and makes it's own rules for our money system.
RELIGIONS vs ANTI-RELIGION Many religions and many ideologies for/against God and gods which is a big influence of what is happening in the world today.
REGULATORS There are so many regulations made by innumerable agencies maybe just to keep their jobs relevant, it's a wonder how companies can do anything, and how many are hired just to be sure all regulations are followed?
WORLD MARKETS and MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES The jobs and factories go where the most favorable and profitable conditions exist.
MILITARY I think it is the biggest item in the US budget. It seems we are becoming the police of the world and the military seems to protect oil much of the time.
MEDIA Lots of ideas - who is right/wrong? It is nice we can all say something on the internet...
JUDGES and LAWYERS Not elected, and yet they seem to be making many rules/laws that we have today.
OPTIMISM/PESSIMISM Most folks are naturally pessimistic yet we seem to be better off than 50 or 100 years ago.
What do you think??