Professor Lessig explains in his presentation of his “Lester Theory” at the University of Texas School of Law in January 2013:
Is the Republic still in danger of being Lost?
What has caused this? Corruption for fundraising money.
There really is only one (1) party who raises their money from an extremely small percentage of the populace.
All congress’ members spend all their time raising money from a VERY small group in order to be elected and/or re-elected.
(Interesting explanation/correlation of what happened when America went to Kosovo near the end.)
An inside the beltway solution is hopeless.
Only an Article V solution has any hope. [Article V solution is Constitutional Amendment.]