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To quote Fred Reed once again

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 17:21


As previously discussed, we love Fred Reed.

Click on Fred's photo to link up to his outstanding and provacative site


Vote? Why? ...

I want to roll back the onrushing police state and return to constitutional government. ...

Who do I vote for? ...

I want to end our stupid wars, now. Yesterday.

Who do I vote for?

There is no anti'war candidate (ERP). Obama sends the troops anywhere he can think of, and all the Republicans want to attack Iran. I want to reduce the military by half and end the militarization of the country that is bankrupting us.

Who do I vote for? (ERP) 

I want to reduce the size of government, get rid of the departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce, toss the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and so on. What candidate wants to do these things? Republicans talk a good show, but which of them actually wants to cut?

I want to end affirmative action, which means governmental favor for some citizens over others, and rely on merit. No candidate speaks of this.

Who do I vote for?

I want to end the empire, quit meddling in the business of other countries, get out of South Korea, Japan, and NATO. I don't want to be the world's mommy.

Who do I vote for?

I want to reform America's dysfunctional system of taxation, go to a sales tax or flat tax or value-added tax, anything to get IRS off our backs. It isn't the amount of taxation that I dislike, but the intrusiveness, mystery, complexity, and lack of recourse.

Who do I vote for?

I want to reform the public schools, outlaw teachers unions, requires decent GRE scores from teachers, cut the propaganda and outlaw drugging of students.

Who do I vote for?

Why vote at all?

Nothing of substance is on the table, other than the desire of Republicans to attack Iran. 

The elections are supposed to indicate the presence of democracy, but they do not. Elections do not determine policy but only the division of spoils. An election in which candidates take no positions becomes a high-school popularity contest.

The way to have elections without having a democracy is to let the people vote, but not on anything.

Having a one party system called by two names is a technically slick way of disenfranchising the public without their noticing. In a parliamentary system all manner of politics would gain expression in proportion to their prevalence in the population.

With two identical parties, no dissenting view can ever gain office.

A masterly dodge, this.


Nobody around here has clue one what (ERP) means.


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