Political partisans in particular are utterly unprincipled in regard to the corruption of the political process ..
.. If governments confined themselves to protecting people’s natural rights, à la John Locke, they could operate with a tiny fraction of the money and personnel they now command.
.. If the money, power, and sadism were removed from politics and government, there would be nothing left but hollow promises and childish make-believe.
.. People who wouldn’t consider stealing a nickel from their neighbor’s loose-change jar will support politicians who bankrupt entire countries while enriching and empowering their political supporters and pals.