by Ben Bartee
The Daily Bell
American political fault lines make little sense.
Various factors explain the illogical two-party duopoly, all of them disastrous for the future prospects for a healthy planet. Chief among these explanations is that the respective parties — and the finger-in-the-wind politicians that comprise them — rarely hold any moral convictions that can’t be remedied with cash.
As he or she has no moral fortitude on which to rely but does possess a wealth of personal ambition, the run-of-the-mill politician can be bullied and bribed into holding just about any position with remarkable ease.
And it turns out rearranging a US politician’s legislative priorities is shockingly, phenomenally cheap.