Despite the fact that Bush and his Republican Congress have ratings that are in free fall, it will make no difference to those who have quaffed the Kool Aid come November 2nd. Even in the face of their current protestations, those who will choose to exercise their voting prowess will go into the booth and pull that lever for their Red State candidates. Their radio guru's and Right Wing pundits are doing their jobs well and, as November approaches we will see the Talking Heads go into overdrive with their babble about the Left, socialism, past spending and the Democrats assaults on freedom.
Regardless of the facts all too many people will buy into the propaganda and on November 3rd, 2006 we will be presented with the same situation we currently have. One sad thing is that there are a number of "libertarians" who will aid and abet this process...all in the name of defeating "The Left". To these folks I say, "Put down the Kool Aid and back away from the radio". The Republican Right is just as much the enemy as the Democratic Left...never lose sight of that fact. It's why you became libertarians, right?
If the Congress were to return to the control of the socialist Left...so what? Would they really be any worse or different than the socialist Right who are now in control? Would governmental gridlock be a bad thing, (provided that Mr Bush ever became tired of signing his name and actually vetoed something)? Could they spend any more than Republicans have managed to? There is so little difference between the two that we who wish for more freedom and liberty can only pray that their "ideological differences" and party animosities would result in true gridlock and slow the current cancerous growth.
Perhaps an electoral victory for the Left side of the Boot On Your Neck Party, would result in more freedom as they flexed their flabby muscles and attempted to rein in the out of control Republicans? Maybe we'd see more progress in stopping the NSA from collecting our phone records, (thank goodness I'm not a customer of BellSouth, Verizon or At&T!)? Maybe, just maybe the lies of the Bush administration concerning Iran and "using diplomacy as a first line strategy" would become more obvious? (Here's a hint, folks....diplomacy means you actually have to talk to the concerned parties, not make unsubtle hints about nuking them). When one party says it will talk and you refuse, that ain't diplomacy and it is certainly bad policy and not in the best interest of anyone.
If you are going to vote this November, do us all a favour. Vote for someone who is not a member of the BOYN Party, vote out the incumbents and please...please!....vote for gridlock. If the Beltway Boys are paralyzed then we the people are going to be better off. Less government is a good thing. And, in the meantime...turn off the radio and look to the Left. The Right, (not that there's enough difference to matter) is just the Old Left......
And, for those of you who may be of the Left or Right persuasion (or semi-confused "libertarians"), let me introduce you to the Libertarian Left and Agorism. What's old is new, again!
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