Grognard Gunny:214968 said:Yes, we should. But....... we have a solidly entrenched two party system. They have set themselves in power and make it damned difficult for a third party to become viable. Thus, while we claim such voter power, we are really voting for candidates "approved" by the Party, first to run in a primary, second to be "funded" to make a show versus the other party candidate.
Take the "Tea Party" for instance. Their "platform" is clear, but they are reviled by the GOP more than the Dems! Why? Because they represent a block that threatens the Rep "business as usual" system of Government. Folks in power will attack any threats to their power..... PERIOD! (Even if that threat group generally supports the overall Party platform.) Thus is it the GOP who demeans the efforts of the Tea Party more than the Dems. Bizarre, isn't it?
Right now, the best bet for the Nation is to vote for the Reps. Why? Because they have the best chance of ridding us of this left wing fanatical Government we have been subject to since the Dems took the Congress in '06. (Bush notwithstanding.)
THEN we will have to "DEAL WITH" the old line Rep method of Government. Again, a lesser of two evils system of Government.
You want a way out of "Big Government"? Time to disband the US of A. I think around four or five "regional" Nations would do the trick. We could agree to a North American Continent Common Market and common currency and a defence pact...... but it would severely diminish this pall of one size fits all/we KNOW what is best for you BIG Government we have allowed to dominate our lives over the past 40-50 years.
Quickest way to lose all of our God given rights. Natural rights mean diddly when we don't have that piece of paper backing it up. Chances of getting it right are slim to none as some soothsayer will invariably woo the people.
We the people need to exercise our rights and peacefully march on Washington. Each and every elected official should be voted out of office for this fiasco.
John Adams was adamantly against political parties. He argued that a day will come when they will serve the party interests and fail the people they represent. A very wise man... he saw it coming.
The media gets everyone's head twisted around. Most people get their facts from the news, which isw decidedly "left" leaning. Those who don't listen to the news are uninformed while those who do listen are ill-informed.I am waiting for the day when people will NOT forget about these things when election day comes. New blood is not a guarantee of higher morals, but it can be a start. Not once did the supposedly compromising President consider Obamacare to be a compromise issue (Repealing this legislation would save lots of money, probably more than the Boehner Bill would!). Now that Congress is divided, there's all this talk about the importance of compromising. I don't remember any compromising from Congress or the President in 2009 or 2010, but the claim was made by some on the left that the basically powerless GOP at that time was ruining the nation!
I worry that things need to get substantially worse before they can get better.