Because our society lives on competition for power and authority. Whether selling God, guns, or geisha girls, the power rests in the hands of people who are best at competing for ways to exploit 'resources'. Those resources include people. In order to reaffirm their own position in their deluded world, they have to assert their power over the weak. The violence always goes downhill and it is a direct result of the way our consumer society wants everything, but doesn't want to work for it themselves. The only thing worse than doing an American's work for them is to make THEM do it.
"Always Low Prices" pits everyone against everyone else in the world for the bottom of the wage barrel, and gets us to degrade ourselves in order to receive whatever meager handouts that the PowersThatBe deign to give us after we let them fondle our children or empty our wallets.
If you want change, keep it in your pocket. Your dollar is your vote and the machines don't count.
The Fat Bastards are taking your money, your time, and your children's future, and you keep buying their oil, their trinkets, and their goddamn TV's.
What the hell is wrong with you?
Don't you know how insane it is?
You can pass all the laws you want, but until you stop competing with yourselves and with nature for little bits of instant gratification, there will always be someone who wants more gratification than they deserve. The limit won't be laws, but neighbors.
Why does a simple Constitution like ours require so many people to suck up resources if this is supposed to be a country "of the people"?
Throw ALL the bums out!!