An extremist oligarchy need not make all the laws favorable to its causes, because it may also simply ignore laws. Who is going to stop them, and if they deny doing what they obviously are doing, who is going to make an issue of it?
On a related note, I'm having Doug Tipple make me one of these: http://home.earthlink.net/~life2all/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/g_flute_auction_photo.jpg
Not that I can play the thing. It's more of a music therapy thing, although at least as much a physical therapy (for fibromyalgia and related problems) as a "mental" therapy. It would be nice if I could get a form of musical teaching in which if I felt relatively comfortable for five or ten minutes I could ask the tutor to give me five or ten minutes of tutoring, to end immediately if I must, with the understanding that I may do little homework.
On another related note, yes, I'm playing with your head.