From the wiki on Memorial Day:
"America is supposed to be a nation of laws which apply to everyone equally, regardless of wealth or power ... Founded on the Constitution and based upon the separation of powers, we escaped from the British monarchy - a "nation of men" where the law is whatever the king says it is. However, many laws are now "secret" - known only to a handful of people, and oftentimes hidden even from the part of our government which is supposed to make laws in the first place: Congress."
Eclipsed: Why the white working class is the most alienated and pessimistic group in American Society. (National Review)
"From Revolutionary days through 2004, a majority of Americans fit two criteria. They were white. And they concluded their education before obtaining a four-year college degree. In the American mosaic, that vast white working class was the largest piece, from the yeoman farmer to the welder on the assembly line. Even as late as the 1990 census, whites without a college degree represented more than three-fifths of adults. ..... But as the country grew more diverse and better educated, the white working-class share of the adult population slipped to just under 50 percent in the Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey. That number has since fallen below 48 percent."Members of Congress Get Abnormally High Returns from their Stocks
"Members of the House of Representatives considerably outperform the stock market in their personal investments, according to a new academic study.The last one is pretty amazing and is statistically significant. How do they do so well?
Four university researchers examined 16,000 common stock transactions made by approximately 300 House representatives from 1985 to 2001, and found what they call "significant positive abnormal returns," with portfolios based on congressional trades beating the market by about 6 percent annually."