Things being what they are, I think the time has come for someone to bring forward the following resolution, or something like it, on the floors of the House and Senate:
recognizing Plutocracy, not Democracy, as the guiding principle of the Government of the United States of America.
WHEREAS, a 2014 Princeton study has shown that the USA is not a democracy, but a plutocratic oligarchy; and
WHEREAS, former President Jimmy Carter has stated that America has become “now an oligarchy”; and
WHEREAS, over 50% of the members of Congress are millionaires, as opposed to 3.5% of the American public; and
WHEREAS, years of effort to create and enforce meaningful campaign finance reforms have been mostly fruitless; and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court has done its best to render such reforms moot anyway, through its rulings in Citizens United v. FEC and other cases; and
WHEREAS, let’s face it, wealthy donors get our attention much more easily than our less-endowed constituents; and
WHEREAS, the American people seem to have given their tacit approval to the whole arrangement by repeatedly re-electing most of us; and
WHEREAS, it will be a cold day in Hell before we here in Congress would actually do something about a system from which we profit so handsomely; now,
THEREFORE, we, the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, do officially declare and establish what everyone knows to be the truth, that Plutocracy, not Democracy, is the underlying and governing principle of the Federal Government of the United States of America.