Politics is spiraling out of control because of money – the intention of the framers of the Constitution, was to balance the power among three branches of government, allowing the public to vote for their representatives was a sound and critical sustainable democracy. The election process is compromised by advertising blitzes. We have all kind of regulations requiring Truth in Advertising except when it comes to political commercials. Since these laws are proposed and promoted by politicians, then it is a very deceiving when this does not apply to themselves.
Progress is only possible when you understand the truth. While truth is somewhat subjective, when statements or promotional material distorts the integrity of the message, it robs you of your ability in deciding who should represent you. Caveat emptor – buyer beware!