"I’m getting to the point where I would much rather everyone were vaguely dissatisfied with the system as it is than have some ecstatically happy at the expense of everyone else."
Y'see, kids, a republic is a lousy form of government -- and all the other forms are even worse, many of them by huge margins. Ours? You're not supposed to like it, just not be too frikkkin' inconvenienced by it. Which is the point of most of goofier-looking parts of our system. Read the whole thing. And then get back to work, dammit!