...that they've reached a level of power and influence where they no longer have to play by the same rules the regular rabble does.
They believe that they're untouchable. It's the lure of power and money that permeates our society: If you're rich enough you can do ANYTHING you want. To a certain point this is true because the rich can buy off the government.
The only way to neuter this mindset is to take the influence of money out of the democratic process. Being that our representatives are just as greedy as the the people paying them off, that's unlikely to happen without a serious house-cleaning and a few constitutional amendments. I'm afraid that the Sheeple are too infatuated with said money and power to want it to change until things get really, really bad.
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