Ok, throghout history this has always been the case. Because politicians are historically driven by one thing only, power, they are only interested in keeping their power. The only way to keep power in a representative government is to get more people to vote for you then the next guy. What does this mean? It means you can ignore problems that affect minorities. It means you can try to please the majority, knowing that it will increase your chances of winning. I think the Republican party in America abuses the fact that America still has whites and Christians as overwhelming majorities. Not that Democrats are that great or antyhing, since even the ones that truly want good for others tend not to have much sucess. Look at the "Under God" ruling and its reactions from politics. It's clearly the correct ruling if you know the history behind its insertion and have an understanding of the Constitution, there is no doubt in my mind they made the right call. But which politician is going to stand up and say, "I agree with this ruling!" and potentially piss off over 90% of its voters who believe in God. Is there a solution to this? Temporarily: We need more minorities in politics! People need to stop letting others represent them, of course, its not that easy since politics is controlled by money and power, and that is passed down family lines that have existed for a while, ahem, Bush, Kennedy, etc. Permanently: A more democratic system of government in which politicians play a bigger role. A society where politics is not about power or money. Can either of these be achieved?