I along with others are continually reminded of the economic hardships we face. Along with possibilities of them worsening by the day. This alone would be reason to believe we are still facing a still declining economy. Though we see this and are spoon fed lies of how we are out of the gutter with pictures of the rising Dow brought on in part by the dollar decline. Also we see health care debate about whether or not insurance companies will reform themselves or should we (the government) reform them. All meanwhile two wars are raging in the middle east and Americans along with others are dying without any real strategy of success or exiting these wars. The problems have been echoing among the strained voices of people across the country Democrats and Republicans alike.
Nothing is getting better in any aspect of economic, health care, foreign policy, or even civil liberties. Instead they have arguably gotten worse. This is the symptom of the two party system the U.S. has had over many years. Big corporations fund both sides of the aisle and the policies have started to mirror one another. Republican candidates give lip service to limited government and spending but have yet to actually do this. Democrats promise to insure and help the poor/middle man get the same opportunities as the ‘elites’ but haven’t done this (NAFTA democratically passed shipped off many jobs that middle Americans held).
The education system and infrastructure of this country are beginning to crumble yet nothing has been done….
I foresee a near future where a Third party rise either by progressive Libertarians or just plain independents who don’t vote in packs for fear of party reprisal. People are fed up with the continued nonsense coming from capital hill and will start to break from the red and blue ideology. Instead of a real populist movement for change it is channeled through a split divide of party lines arguing over if one another is more communist or redneck than the other.
Only real change can come from those who break from the party train of thought and recognize the real solutions to the problems we face without having to appease their fellow GOP or DNC members.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
In his 1796 farewell, Washington warned: “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”