The “law” is a curious thing, hardly evenhanded, and historically has been fashioned and applied in such a way as to keep the nations disenfranchised.
Yet it is in the throes of becoming a strength for us, a vehicle with which to seek remediation of current and long standing inequities – far from perfect and a long way to go, but as a people we are making gains.
Obstacles in the form of “judicial” interpretations and rulings remain, and I suspect that will always be the case as it often comes down to vested interests, who has the most money, and who has the biggest dog(s) representing them.
Net neutrality will soon become extinct due to the vested interests and money of those who would have it way. It will become “tiered” – much the same as “justice” is, while the so called sleeping giant of the electorate will do little more than carp and complain – for them it is primarily about partisanship, and the thought of calling out one of their own and possibly making them look bad is abhorrent to the very concept of party allegiance.
Politicians are vetted, and if they don’t pass the test they aren’t getting nominated. Once in office they begin the same vetting process related to appointments they may make, or legislation they will introduce.
Behind the curtain are the monied, those with power and influence,- corporations, petrochemical magnates, banks, Wall Street, an endless list often presented as “job creators”, which they are not in any sense of the word.
If they were they would be returning exported jobs, but the litmus is profit, and so that isn’t going to happen.
A part of the inequity of “The Law” is the way it is often fashioned to facilitate greed, which in turn creates a form of royalty that is supposed to be anathema to the very concept of democracy – with another spin of the wheel of fortune this created class of royalty leads to what some refer to as class warfare, while others deny it’s existence.
And the sleeping giant? As long as they aren’t on the bottom rung they’re basically content to slumber on secure in their partisan faith – the problem is more are finding themselves on the bottom rung, and every indication is that it will become the majority of the population in what is referred to as the most affluent nation in the world.
This breeds a form of isolationism, born in part of fear. People begin to think the problems are too big, too overwhelming. There’s nothing they can do and so they need to focus on hanging on to whatever they have regardless of how precarious their circumstance might be – kind of a divide and conquer that surely perpetuates and pleases the royalty.
It doesn’t matter to them who gets elected, because they already own them- if not outright then by proxy.
The newly elected will be ushered into the game room, shown the ropes,and it will be business as usual.
The re elected? They’re familiar with the rules, know the game, and understand where the butter comes from they spread on their bread.
Neutrality in government could be a good thing, if so it might actually conduct itself in the best interests of the people – but if it ever existed it went extinct a long time ago.
I submit that if the Supreme Court in it’s “infinite wisdom” will bestow personhood on corporations then corporations should likewise be prosecuted and held to account just as any “commoner” would. If that isn’t to be the way of it then perhaps the SC should bestow the same privileges on people by declaring them corporations.