I have tried to spark discussion on this at numerous occasions here at ATS, but this time I'd like to be more direct. I see thread after thread
supporting one ideology, or another, as if Americas problems, or the Worlds for that matter, are caused by ignorantly supporting the wrong political
party. Some think the Democrats are guilty, while others believe it's the fault of Republicans? Either way, the general conclusion that one of these
two parties is the answer seems to be unanimous?
History plainly shows evidence to contradict this argument. The two party fraud is being used successfully time and again despite history, and is the
very root of why things never change. These two supposed oppositional ideologies are merely two separate strategies seeking one agenda. Alternate
routes to the same destination where, depending upon current political conditions, there always remains a detour to a never ending single goal. If the
party in power finds themselves falling out of favor with the people, plan B is right there to continue without a hiccup.
This cannot be denied when looked at historically. The best two things showing this to be true are; total abolition of any relevant, or third party
candidates; and consistent, unprecedented events that derail domestic agendas. Failure after failure is seen throughout American politics. Time and
again the newly elected has their campaigned hopes cut off by one situation or another, never to be realized. Were it not for some unavoidable
happening in the world, be it catastrophe or other, the promised agenda would surely have been met. Again and again, Americans are met with unseen
challenges needing their perseverance, while the peoples needs are again replaced with more sacrifice.
The point is, these unseen events that postpone the agenda of our newly elected are actually the real agenda itself. Our greatly needed domestic
issues are the agenda of the campaign for election only, never intended to be realized. How can we see it any different?
George W. Bush campaigned on tax breaks for all, though significant benefits were seen by only high income earners. Also, no nation building? We all
know how ridiculous this is! One thing he did not run on was taking care of those that supported him financially during his campaign.
The info below shows Bush's immediate, and basically only, action on domestic policy. Rewarding those large contributors by repaying them with tax
payers money, nice!
Funding for favours: Bush's paybacks Table shows amount paid (in millions of dollars) to the Republican election campaign and that amount as a
percentage of each industry's election spending.
Industry | $m | % | The payback
Tobacco | 7.0 | 83% | Killing off federal lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers
Timber | 3.2 | 82% | Restrictions on logging roads scrapped
Oil and gas | 25.4 | 78% | Restrictions on CO2 emissions abandoned; Kyoto scrapped; moves to open Arctic refuge to drilling
Mining | 2.6 | 77% | Scrapping of environmental clean-up rules; arsenic limits in water supply
Banks and credit card companies | 25.6 | 60% | Bankruptcy bill making it easier for credit card companies to collect debts from bankrupt customers
Pharmaceuticals | 17.8 | 68% |
Medicare reform without price controls
Airlines | 4.2 | 61% | Federal barriers to strikes; backpedalling on antitrust legislation
This is one example of what this two headed monster is really trying to do. This is the Dem/Rep agenda that everyone is taking sides with. Arguing
with each other when the opposing sides are not Dem vs Rep, but them vs us! This is an undeniable fact whether we like it or not, and exactly why a
third party is our only hope for change. If this political party loyalty is this prevalent here at ATS, how strong is this bond outside the walls of
supposedly skeptical thinkers? What chance is there to change this illogical thinking amongst the masses when, even in this forum, it's deeply
We need to stop supporting this system of two parties now! We need to demand a fair system of voting, and insist that a third party candidate be able
to enter and compete in our elections. There also needs to be a limit on contributions and where they may come from. Can we really be satisfied with
the winners being those that collect the most money? Like it or not, that's what we have now! Does that sound fair to you?
What we need is a cap on campaign funding that's equal, as well as achievable, for all candidates. Where they all begin with equal funds that can be
used at each candidates discretion during their races. That coupled with a fail proof voting system should be mandatory and demanded by everyone!
So, I want to hear arguments opposing this theory. Give some reasons behind supporting only Dem/Rep, and why third party is not allowed to fairly
compete? Why people like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich were banned from public debates last election? Why last time the only final contestants were
those that received the most contributions, the winner overall being the one that had the most? How can you support this system?
Save the "that's the way it is" or "the system may not be perfect, but it's the best" garbage. I want to know why it is you keep falling for the
same failed government and keep coming back for more?