In his 19th November 1863 "Gettysburg Address" President Abraham Lincoln voiced these great words.
"and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
That has been the American dream and hope for 150 years.
It is a dream and a hope which is now dead.
Instead in the United States of 2013 (and in most of the world) we now have
"government OVER the people, by the Corporations, for the Corporations"
The pending Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, together with the pending U.S./EU Tafta make that clear.
I have a faint hope that left wing civil liberties folks, and right wing libertarians will join forces to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the USA/EU Tafta.
If that does not happen we will all be screwed by the neo-liberal free trade fanatics (including President Obama) and our children/grandchildren will be slaves/drones in the service of the multi-nationals (as if that were not already the case).