This is a free market society. When everything else is supposed to go to the highest bidder, why not public office, political power, and the law? Since the Free Market can do no wrong, and requires no regulation, in a society where everything has its price, and money is the measure of everything, then why even pretend to the old-fashioned nonsense about people mattering? Catering to what the people want, what the people need? That is rank Socialism! Everything the government does requires money, and if I pay twice as much in taxes as you do, then I should have twice the say that you do. If I want to buy a bigger say and you’re not willing to spend your money that way, or if you have been too imprudent to accumulate as much money as I have, then that’s just too bad! Out with the socialist, left-wing nonsense about 1 man, 1 vote. The new standard should be 1 dollar, 1 vote. The golden rule: those who provide the gold, make the rules. That’s what free enterprise is all about! That’s the True American Way! NB: Warning: Parody. But really, not far from the essence of some conservative philosophy.