If you ever watched presidential debates from the past, one of the things you will notice is that many of the issues they were debating then are being debated today. The two parties take turns playing “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The Democrats play the “good cops” by promising social programs. The Republicans play “Good Cop” by offering tax cuts. The two parties take turns playing the “bad cop” with our civil liberties.
Once upon a time, the United States had the best health care and the best education system in the world. Then government got involved, and we have been in a downward spiral since. Why has our education and health care systems gotten worse even as we throw more money towards them every year? The answer is “Human Nature.” The more one has, the more one wants.
Another problem is that there is no accountability with government. Some elected officials get caught in scandals. Even when they are caught, little is done. While Americans want to make a politician from an opposing party pay for his or her crimes, we make excuses when our officials fail ethically.
With less than two months until Election Day, the cable news network has been giving extensive coverage to the mainstream presidential candidates. In spite of the coverage, little is known about their policies. The media is too fixated on such urgent topics like lipstick on a pig and Obama’s middle name to spend time on the issues affecting America and the plans Obama and McCain plan to offer. The two parties have stripped many of our liberties and have run up a $10 trillion debt.
There are alternatives to the stranglehold the Republicans and Democrats have had on our country. People will tell you that other parties don’t have a chance. This is no excuse to give the Republicans and Democrats another chance. Choosing between a Democrat and a Republican is like choosing between cyanide and arsenic as a health supplement.
Another problem is that both parties say one thing and do another. Republicans claim to be fiscally conservative, but spend more than what is brought in from taxes. Democrats claim to be against the war, but continue to fund it because they want to look “patriotic”.
The sooner we kick both of these anti-American parties out of Washington, the better chance we have of saving our country.