That's a vary unfortunate view, gh. It is our duty as citizens to keep our government in line. What's even more unfortunate is that we have given our government so much rope that it can hang us along with itself. The only way to get any action out of our gov't is to speek up!, something that many of us, including myself, seem to have forgotten, or never learned. If you want to change the surface of an ocean, throw a rock in it, and get everyone else to do it too at the same time.
On a side note, I find it interesting how our kayak forum has become quite a political forum. I'm not complaining, though! Just making an observation. Politics will always scare up emotion and conversation.
"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)