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Mar. 25th, 2011

09:01 am - Obama's Consistency Problem - Reason Magazine

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If it is generally true that liberals object to infringements on civil liberties only when they are committed by a Republican, then it is equally true that conservatives object to the growth of government only on a Democrat's watch.
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From:partywhipple
Date:March 25th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
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Totally true!
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From:cjsmith
Date:March 25th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
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What a great quote! I can't decide whether I'm cheerful because it hits the nail so squarely on the head or bummed out because it's so true.
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From:jasonecaesar
Date:March 25th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)

Yeah.

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That's true.
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From:adam__selene
Date:March 26th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
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While we are generalizing here; I hate the perpetuation of the myth that the United States has a two-party political system. It has in fact a single party political system; both options presented to voters are controlled by the same special interests, lobbyists and bureaucrats.

Apparent difference are just ways to divide up constituent voters into two groups of "fans" for each "team" in a game of ultimate distraction while the American public is robbed blind.

Pretending the act of voting can foster change, pretending any candidate represents change, and pretending there is any substantial difference in the two political parties; just serves to diffuse political alienation that could lead to an Egyptian/Tunisian style revolution.

Moving to a proportional representational system would be one way break the monopoly the Republican-Democratic political machine has on American politics. The secession of all 50 states and the formation of a new (virtualized - no fixed seat) federal union government would also be a great option to eliminate Washington DC's stranglehold on American politics. Until then, it's just sad.


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