Tuesday, October 05, 2004

An Attack on The Two Parties and Defense of the Libertarian Platform

In a two party system, only true, staunch, ardent supporters of a candidate truly win. Chances are, average Americans will be electing the lesser of two evils. The delusion is that no parties exist other than the Republicans or Democrats; and this is the way the two parties would like you to believe the world works. Every four years the two parties will put forward one candidate- end of story. However, most Americans are lazy and lack the motivation to go out and search among the many "Third parties." And even those who do in my experience, are intellectual sellouts (as is more often the case with those attracted to Nader and sellout with Kerry).

It is convenient then, for these sellouts, in order to justify their own moral misgivings to label groups like the Green party, or in my own case, Libertarians as fringe extremists. The reality however, is that "Third parties" lack the corporate sponsorship (some would say corporate ownership) to purchase the airtime to get out their own messages. Furthermore, these sellouts think it is perhaps simpler to launch personal attacks not only on their opponents, but those who refuse to fall into their own 2 party line as "ignorant," because of the slim chance of a third party candidate actually winning. The reality is those who vote for who they truly believe in are MORE patriotic than the sellouts who do not. An election is not about who gets the most press- it is about electing the man most suitable to run this country.

The libertarian party stands alone as the party who can get this country out of the hands of the government and back into the hands of the people. No other party has a plan to do this.

No politician will ever address the issue that the War on Drugs has failed, nor the fact that the government is the single greatest polluter in America, and you will probably never see them mention the fact that in the 1950's when the U.S. had the greatest standard of living in the world the income tax on American families was at 2%. 2%. By contrast, in the 1990s, the Federal income tax takes 25% of income for the same family of four. Taxes at all levels -- federal, state, and local; hidden and visible -- take about 50% of a family's income. We must work from January to June just to pay taxes.

What is even worse, Republicans and to a greater extent, Democrats, have created an environment where a mother must work in order to prevent the family from going bankrupt. She now has no choice in the raising of her children- she must continue to work. EVEN WORSE, when she does work, her contribution becomes irrelevant to the family because the government steals her contribution. (In other words, one spouse works all year just to pay taxes).

Ask yourself: Does the government deserve to take away half of your paycheck? Do they know better how to spend the money you toil for?

This is the main thrust of the libertarian party. The focus moves away from "What the government should be doing" to "What the government should NOT be doing." Libertarians are ardently against censorship, support the right to bear arms, generally believe in the legalization of drugs, opposes foreign aid (or foreign welfare, as we assert), establishing a tax credit for charitable donations, ending public school failure and ending the welfare state that the U.S. has become.

Real problems deserve real answers- not partisan politics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said Greg. Libertarianism is the right way to go, and I'll join you when my ever waning faith in hijacking the Republican Party back to libertarian/Goldwater Republican ideology finally fades.

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Blogger alias420 said...

The Libertarian party is the worst party ever. You are so confused that I kind of feel sorry for you.

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