Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
Why did we steel this land from it's former (foreign) owner? The elite ignoring the rest and deciding what was best for them. The common interest was of no interest.
Why is it that those that "represent us" are always asking how to pay for anything and everything for the common benefit of all citizens.
However, when it comes to conflicts all over the world, and the profiteering that results, that question never seems to surface. How come every time there is yet another huge tax break or subsidy for Corporations, the Party never asks how "we" are going to pay for them?
The only reason these things are so complicated, is because we hire lawyers to write things in ways we can't possibly understand. How else would so many unrelated things get attached to them.
It kind of all went to heck after we started having the kind of people asking what the meaning of it, is.