What happens in Washington, DC really is not visible to, sanctioned by, or representative of “the people.”
So, I’m sorry liberals, but it sucks.
Lobbyists write the bills. Few Congresspeople (no less citizens) ever read the full bills. The latest one clocks out at 2,701 pages.
I’m sorry, liberals, but this is no way to do government.
Why do so many people continue to identify as “conservative” when, in our times, that poor concept has been all mixed up with reaction, racism, militarism, Trumpism, conspiracyism, etc. Because there is validity in being skeptical about the remote bureaucratic government. Minimalist central government makes sense. Liberals don’t get it and the left doesn’t get it.
It was interesting in the early days when the Greens put out the slogan: “Neither left nor right but out in front.”