If it's the case that the U.S. government won't ever be accountable to the citizens, then all these battles are already lost, and the debate is already over.
Personally, I'm not that pessimistic about the situation yet...
Honestly, it hasn't gotten that far yet... no matter how it might seem from the outside.
If enough U.S. citizens react in one way, the politicians will change their song... or lose their jobs.
Politicians are, by and large, opportunists... and most of them are willing to tone down their rhetoric and subjugate their own ideology in order to keep their jobs.
Besides: How many of them are preaching an ideology just because that's what they think their electorate wants to hear? Say the right words = Get elected. I'm sure there are more than a few of them that this applies to.
Native XWA.Netter (Nutter?)