<div dir="ltr">At the end of the day it's mostly about $,$$$ (x 10^n).  The extent to which our political system has been corrupted by money is sad.<div><br></div><div>To bring it back on topic a little bit, here's an interesting HTML5 website that uses d3.js to display some data about this:  <a href="http://letsfreecongress.org/">http://letsfreecongress.org/</a> (best viewed in a modern browser with Javascript enabled).</div>

<div><br></div><div>If you liked that site, I really think the Anti-Corruption Act they mention would help.  More info:  TED talk by Lawrence Lessig ( <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html" target="_blank">http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html</a> ), <a href="http://anticorruptionact.org/" target="_blank">http://anticorruptionact.org/</a>, <a href="http://represent.us/" target="_blank">http://represent.us/</a></div>

<div><div><br></div><div>Aaron, I try not to consume the "sh!t" you speak of - it's in our food, our news, and so many other places.  I try very hard to stay informed, but it's difficult.</div></div></div>
<div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Aaron welch <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:n2nightfall@gmail.com" target="_blank">n2nightfall@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">Our government is quickly becoming political "theatre" for the mindless sheep.  We are putting people who only care about rabble-rousing into office with no real platform.  We are listening to the sh!t that they spew as though it were the gospel.  It is really sickening.<div>

<br></div><div>-AW</div><div> </div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><div><div class="h5"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM, John Aldrich <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:jmaldrich@yahoo.com" target="_blank">jmaldrich@yahoo.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div>Quoting Rod-Lists <<a href="mailto:rod-lists@epbfi.com" target="_blank">rod-lists@epbfi.com</a>>:<br>

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Well when an American Green (myself) and and Roy Exum (A former FP  Editor) agree, you the know local republican party has gone too far.<br>
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<a href="http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/7/31/256106/Missed-Opportunity-In-Missing.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.chattanoogan.com/<u></u>2013/7/31/256106/Missed-<u></u>Opportunity-In-Missing.aspx</a><br>
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<a href="http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/7/28/255887/Roy-Exum-Fleischmanns-Embarrassing.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.chattanoogan.com/<u></u>2013/7/28/255887/Roy-Exum-<u></u>Fleischmanns-Embarrassing.aspx</a><br>
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Amen! I agree with both of you. Since this is not a political mailing list, I won't go into the detail I started to. Suffice it to say I consider myself a moderate Democrat, and would like to see less of the "new crop" of GOP and more of the "traditional" GOP who was willing to work across the aisle, despite the ideological differences.<div>

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