The Two-Party Farce

Posted by Marty Jensen

Neither of the two main candidates, Obama or McCain, are faithful to constitutional principles. A recent example is shown in their complicity in the bailout debacle, which a clear violation of constitutional principles and a blatant disregard for the protestations of the American people. The current offering of candidates by the two major parties does not offer us a candidate who will in deed, not just in word, honor the Oath of Office of the President of the United States. Voting for either of the lesser of two evils is acquiescence to the two-party monopoly and their disregard for the Constitution.

This view is supported by David Heleniak in a Mises Daily Article posted November 3, 2008, entitled "Mock the Vote,":

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Jesse Ventura, when he's not talking about 9-11, makes a lot of sense. Describing the two party system to Larry King, he said,

[W]hat you have today is like walking into the grocery store and you go to the soft drink department, and there is only Pepsi and Coke. Those are the two you get to choose from. There is no Mountain Dew, no Root Beer, no Orange. They're both Colas; one is slightly sweeter than the other, depending on which side of the aisle you are on.

In an interview with Newsmax, he described politicians in the two party system as pro wrestlers.

In pro wrestling, out in front of the people, we make it look like we all hate each other and want to beat the crap out of each other, and that's how we get your money, [and get you to] come down and buy tickets. They're the same thing. Out in front of the public and the cameras, they hate each other, are going to beat the crap out of each other, but behind the scenes they're all going to dinner, cutting deals. And [they're] doing what we did, too — laughing all the way to the bank. And that to me is what you have today, in today's political world, with these two parties.

Jesse's right. Our political system is a farce. This year, we have running for president a warmonger who's a reluctant socialist versus a socialist who's a reluctant warmonger. We have two parties that claim they're different, but when the Establishment, the Complex, our shadowy overlords, whatever you want to call them, really want something, they get it. When the Establishment wanted the Bailout in the face of almost universal grassroots opposition, they got it. When the Complex wanted immunity to the telecoms who knowingly spied on Americans, they got it. When our shadowy overlords wanted stormtroopers to brutally stifle protesters during the party conventions, they got it.

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We have strayed far too far from the protection of the Constitution. Power is increasingly being concentrated in the Federal government through both major party's disregard for the Constitution. As Constitutionally unauthorized usurpations of power continue, the power of "We The People" to safeguard our liberties from tyrannical government is diminished.

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