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Originally posted by Jeremiah65
It's not a secret that I'm a Libertarian. I used to be Republican but when the moral majority and Pat Robertson got involved, they pretty much went way to far right for me. Nowadays, they just seem to be coming from another planet.
My issue is this. We have been playing the two party paradigm for so long, that many people don't even realize there are many other parties. They are brain washed into believing that they have to vote for one or the other. This disturbs me. That is not the answer.
The longer these two parties are in power, the more corrupt they become and the more alike they become...in many ways.
I have said for many years now that the only way we are going to fix things is to do a system reboot. We are going to have to completely remove all incumbents and replace them with newer and "less corrupted" third party representatives. From the House, through the Senate and all the way to the President. Anything less is just inviting cronyism and corruption to quickly slither back in.
I'm going to be taking a break from the Political boards for a while. I get too fired up and passionate. I feel like I need to open people's eyes that they are being tricked...that the "old" two party system is a trap. I'm serious here. Leading up to the 2008 election, I was so disappointed. I had been a Republican for years and I was unhappy with how Bush had served and I just didn't like McCain and I have never been a fan of the Democrats. I started doing some research and...voila...I found the Libertarians. I was quite pleased to discover they stood for just abut everything I did. Fiscal responsibility and social freedom. I had found my new party.
I strongly urge everyone reading this. Do some homework. Find the party you actually "believe in". Stop being fooled that you "have" to vote Democrat or Republican. The only way the third parties are going to move into the mainstream is if we support them. I believe wholeheartedly that the cure for our nation is letting go of the past and embracing new ideas and new parties. It's time for the Republicans and the Democrats to go the way of the Whigs.
I still believe in our great experiment...our Constitutional Republic of democratically elected representatives. I believe the system is still the best system in the world and the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are the greatest living governing documents (religious documents not included) ever written. What I fear now is that corruption and cronyism have spoiled the old two parties and only new blood and new ideas are going to pull us up and out of this hole we are sinking in.
These are my opinions. I have done a lot of reading and a lot of soul searching and I AM a Libertarian...to the bone. If you choose not to join me as a Libertarian, that is completely fine and completely your choice. But allow yourself a little edification...do some homework...learn about the "other" parties. You might find one that actually represents what you truly believe in...and not just the "lesser of two evils".
Best of luck and good wishes to all....Live Free.
edit on 10/4/2012 by Jeremiah65 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Another_Nut
reply to post by Labrynth2012
the truth is there are no republicans or democrats . those are just labels that some people apply to others to cause conflict, confusion, make money.
simple divide and conquer tactics since WWI.
america is a one party system. the real players in this country dont change with the elections.
elections are just a "dog and pony " show
what a pair we have this term
Vote Jeremiah 2012!