Originally Posted by Gecko123
We can never get someone from outside the box elected as long as the two parties maintain control. It's the root of everything that is wrong with our system. The only way they can maintain power is if we are voting for reasons other than how this politician actual performs. We aren't voting on healthcare plans, or budget proposals, or foreign policy. If we actually were then how in the hell can we be electing these politicians? Not only that we are RE-ELECTING them!!!!
It's all made possible because we are voting for things that do not matter. We are voting for a R so a D doesn't assume control and vice-versa. Each political party does nothing but highlight the negatives of the other. It's the most effective way to make sure you will vote for them. They mislead us to believe that each side represents an ideology and not simply a group of politicians. Every discussion becomes political and so in turn we have no real solutions.
Our solutions are nothing but BS that satisfy the politicians in power and big business in general. But the plan is so perfect....No matter how bad they perform they will always be backed up by half the country simply because of the letter behind their name.
I posted my previous thoughts for two reasons.
1. Just to show that no matter what we want, the establishment is going to give us what they want. In all reality, we have no choice at all. Along with the "dumbing down" of the schools, the elite are creating a slave class and we don't even realize it. Similar to the analogy of how you cook a frog "throw him in a pot of boiling water and he will jump out, slowly turn the heat up and he will sit in there and cook to death." They have convinced a great majority of the country its us against them and as long as our team wins we're happy even if they are just as bad as the other team.
2. I really want to get into politics to help my state and the country. I'm tired of the way things are going and I don't like the choices I get at election time. So I've decided to do something about it. The problem is that I believe Libertarian ideals more than any of the others, but if I run on that party ticket I know that I have almost no chance of winning. So do I stand by my ideals and never get anything done or go the expediated route and run with the establishment where I could get elected and hopefully may a difference. This doesn't even take in account trying to get the party nomination to run for office against people that have 100x more money than I do, along with lots of influential friends. The Libertarians in all the races I've researched (past election) have only received about 1% of the vote and when running just against a Republican got only 18%. Appears to be a lot of talk about change, but when it comes to the doing, its back to the status quo.
So I posted hoping to find encouragement (not for me, but for change in the system) and possibly some unintentional advice but the more I research the more I find that I don't think anything is going to change.