Yvette 5pts I agree that it costs too much to run for office and corporate personhood is largely to blame for that. I believe we should support an amendment to end corporate personhood and corporate donations to campaigns. As long as corporations are involved, it is inevitable that they will outspend us, thus the lopsided field that is inherently unfair. But there must also be other parties that challenge the Democrats and Republicans, especially when one considers that they've morphed into one party. There are only a few distinguishable differences. And you're right again when you say that we are also to blame. Our consumer culture feeds the very beast that binds us. A lot has to change if we intend to save this country, the first of which is that conversations like the one you and I are having must begin all across America. And thanks for the kinds words!