Fire Them Both: American two-party system has lost legitimacy

Petty Plutocrats

I don’t see why anyone should vote for the Republican or Democratic party ever again. They don’t stand for anything. They work for the interests of the same elites on Wall Street and in Washington. There are slight, temperamental differences between the parties. On all the big issues though, foreign policy, civil liberties, the drug war, financial regulation, they are the same, they are horrible, and they are against the will of the people they haven’t frightened into agreement.

The Republicans will give your money to defense contractors and energy companies. The Democrats will give your money to the same people, and take some more to give to the health insurance companies. Some claim they have meaningful differences on tax policy, but this is largely an illusion.

We all get fooled into voting for these petty plutocrats (Russian Oligarchs at least own and do things). They are very good at convincing us to look for the lesser of two evils. I can’t see the lesser evil anymore. I’m not saying we should all vote for the Libertarians (though I wish we would). Those of you who still believe the federal government has some positive potential can vote Green. This two party system has lasted for 150 years, but it is not immortal. All we have to do is stop voting for it.

The concept of divided government used to be very appealing. As long as two packs of scoundrels were working at cross purposes, the rest of us could get away relatively unscathed. Two recent developments have convinced me that even this last-ditch consolation no longer functions. We are losing rights that used to be sacrosanct. Our government now maintains death lists featuring American citizens. With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress has endorsed the executive branch’s past decade of tyrannical over-reach. No one in power is challenging these decisions. Our leaders are so ignorant of our own traditions that they don’t see these developments as problems. Government is no longer divided on anything that matters.

Third party candidates, who have been working at the margins for decades, at least have principles of their own. They have thought about issues, and have ideas. Most of our current leaders think exclusively of campaign donations. It is hard to imagine how a Congress full of Libertarians and Greens could be any worse than the one we have now. So let’s fire the bastards. Its time for a new party system, one that respects the rights that any 19th century subsistence farmer could have taken for granted.

The Democrats are the party for killing Americans (Al-Awlaki, Waco). The Republicans are the party for killing everyone else. I’m voting Libertarian.

More propaganda from Rob Morris can be found at The More Freedom Foundation.

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  • Anonymous

    But then we’ll be wanting to fire the Libertarian Party members who do
    the same thing. Even Ron Paul knows how and often does work the levers
    of power even if he’s absolutely honest about their immoral nature.

    • http://twitter.com/TheFederalGovt Leviathan

      Yes, but it takes time to reach this level of distance from what the people want, and complete agreement with the opposing party.  The only analogous situation I can think of is prior to the Civil War, when the Whigs and the Democrats were both dedicated to preserving slavery (to differing degrees).  Of course the Libertarians and greens would end up as compromised as any other politician.  One would hope it would take them a cycle or two to get there. 

      • Anonymous

        The Libertarian establishment (there is such a thing) is notoriously plagued by the same power struggles, just at a different scale. That should be the dead giveaway how fucked up everything is in the end.

        Anonymous will always be fighting to expand our safe harbors and reclaim the stolen ones.

  • Anonymous

    I think that anybody predicting electoral outcomes this year is way
    smarter than I am. I just listened to a REPUBLICAN 2nd place finisher
    exalting how the “status quo” was afraid of his “movement.” Not long
    after, his supporters were including the word “revolution” as part of a
    longer chant.

    As an abstentionist Anarchist, I see very hopeful signs in this
    election year. The State is being challenged on so many fronts, most
    importantly on MIC, that it’s hard to see how the status quo remains.
    Paul actually talked about the trade-off between Social Security and
    Empire tonight.

    On the second front, Newt-fucking-Gingrich, along with Texan oil boy, Rick Perry, are attacking the “Venture Capitalist” Romney.

    Place yourself back even 5 years. Could you have predicted that the
    2012 American Presidential campaign would focus on debates about MIC and
    Capitalism? And in the Republican Party?

    If Paul runs as a 3rd party candidate, American electoral politics
    will be destroyed by the dissonance between the Constitutional solution
    and the popular choice.

    This year has the potential to be an Anarchist’s dream.

  • Anonymous

    I think that anybody predicting electoral outcomes this year is way smarter than I am. I just listened to a REPUBLICAN 2nd place finisher exalting how the “status quo” was afraid of his “movement.” Not long after, his supporters were including the word “revolution” as part of a longer chant.

    As an abstentionist Anarchist, I see very hopeful signs in this election year. The State is being challenged on so many fronts, most importantly on MIC, that it’s hard to see how the status quo remains. Paul actually talked about the trade-off between Social Security and Empire.

    On the second front, Newt-fucking-Gingrich, along with Texan oil boy, Rick Perry, are attacking the “Venture Capitalist” Romney.

    Place yourself back even 5 years. Could you have predicted that the 2012 American Presidential campaign would focus on debates about MIC andCapitalism? And in the Republican Party?

    If Paul runs as a 3rd party candidate, American electoral politics will be destroyed by the dissonance between the Constitutional solution and the popular choice.

    This year has the potential to be an Anarchist’s dream.

  • Me

    interesting