In America today, we live in fear that our rights are being stripped from us one by one. Politics has become big business and so corrupt that it seems no one has our interests at heart, not even our elected officials. It is one big reality show in which all the players are competing to see who can be the most outrageous and get the highest ratings. This circus has led many of us to become cynical, angry and scared. We feel isolated and far removed from the decision makers. We believe there is nothing we can do as an individual to make a difference in the system, that we have no voice. As a lawyer, I hear over and over again from clients that the system is corrupt and therefore, they have come to resent the political and justice systems in America. They don't want to participate in the system because they can't make a difference. However, our founding fathers put their faith in our political and legal systems and designed them to endure the test of time. Our forefathers knew that in order for democracy to succeed, the citizens of the United States must be participants in that democracy.