“If you don’t choose your leaders, they will be chosen for you.” – Stephen Colbert out-of-character before the taping of the Colbert Report. Democracy cannot be hijacked by Citizens’ United, Koch brothers, or the unions if the electorate does its civic duties, is knowledgeable about issues, studies the contrasting policy proposals, and votes accordingly. Please don’t be apathetic. Democracy is not free. Those 30-second ads will become toothless if the electorate is not ignorant, lazy, and apathetic. When the government is of the people, by the people, and for the people, it is quite hypocritical when the people complain about their government.

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