Originally Posted by rbelk
That much is seriously true.
I believe citizen democratic representative influence on the US government to have been completely broken. I don't think the EU is far behind, particularly if the EU\Constitution\Legalization goes ahead - Which thankfully, already some voting members put a stop at.
I wonder if some governments are going to try and legalize the EU outside the referendums as had previously been promised. The USA-fication of the EU or European space will result on the creation of a Corporatocracy, or Financial Plutocracy, which will have the possibility of individual citizen republican representative democratic influence totally destroyed.
At this point the USA federal government can even be bought into war by lobbying - see AIPAC.