The average American no longer has a voice

A recent News editorial quoted Chief Justice John Roberts: “There is no right in our democracy more basic than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.” He made that statement just after a judgment that permitted the Big Money people to pour nearly as much money as they wished into our voting system.

He knows and I know that come Election Day, I will be presented with a choice between A or B, both of whom were put on the ballot by the Big Money people. No matter which one I vote for, he or she will vote to support the interests of the power elite, and will do virtually nothing for the middle-class people and below.

I think Roberts’ statement is a farce. And I believe he knows that very well.

I can never understand why so many people vote for officials who do not support their interests on Election Day. Perhaps it is better to not vote at all, so I understand why fewer and fewer people actually vote. They know the system is broken. We have to fix the system, but as long as Roberts and Big Money run the Supreme Court, there is little chance that it will ever be fixed.

Philip J. Kintner