Republicans and Democrats in Congress have waged all out warfare against each other for at least 25 years. To arm themselves, they both need massive amounts of campaign cash. If you don’t compete with money, you have unilaterally disarmed.
Both parties have sold their souls in this competition, and the losers are the American people. So it is that we have permanent trillion dollar deficits. Throwing the bums out just means a different set of bums in charge. In that sense, this year’s elections for Congress mean next to nothing.
It’s not Mitch McConnell or Nancy Pelosi. They could be St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Teresa of Avila. The parties they lead, in the institution in which they both serve, are beyond redemption.
Article V was supposed to fix this. But first we’ve got to fix Article V, with the Mason Amendment. And then we can save our country.