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Using the same slimy, soul winning devices of revivalists on the sawdust trail, politicians for reelection glad handed, hugged, kissed babies, and joked with the troops to win the voters' confidence. Everything will be all right if we vote the party line, encourage our children to join the military, go to church, and stay the course. Elmer Gantry and recent presidents had a lot in common.
Many of those families who had become wealthy during the colonial period supported the Revolutionary War, so that they would control the government that followed. They felt the American people owed them a debt for their contributions to the war effort; therefore, they assumed power over this new democracy as if it were theirs. The elitist snobbery that existed in colonial days is with us still, and the laws that keep this oligarchy in power are tightening their stranglehold evermore securely. The stupid American voters cannot see what is going on because they are too busy entertaining themselves with their toys and addictions.