Interestingly enough, it took your comments on my post to really help me understand what I was trying to say. The "they" and "us thing truly is the heart of the issue.
Unfortunately, it seems that with each passing year more and more politicians are adapting that attitude. Of course, that wouldn't continue to happen if the rest of us simply stood up and put a stop to it. If we don't start stopping that kind of nonsense soon, it'll be too late for all of us.
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