We The People

Were they
Really so
Compelling?
It seems
We bought
What they
Were selling.
”The people... this.”
“The people... that.”
We must have
Thought they
Meant us.
We’re the people
Are we not?
Send them to
Represent us...
Represent us
And preserve
Our likes, our values,
Our estates,
Our special interests,
Fortunes, fates,
And tell them
Not to vote if
It impedes the
Profit motive.
Rational
Self-interest,
(Ayn Rand
Be praised,
Of course)
Is a capital
Objective.
Could we
Do worse?
Surely what is
Best for us
Will see
The nation
Prosperous.
Why then
Is it ailing?
Pundits say
It’s failing.
Politicians?
Liars, of course!
So now we
Suffer buyers’
Remorse,
Denying that
Their perfidy
Represents us
Perfectly,
That congress
With the likes of us,
The likes of us
So to preserve,
Gets the
Congress
We deserve.