Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vote Libertarian to avoid 'bipartisan' disasters

Vote Libertarian to Stop the Next 'Bipartisan' Disaster - - Robert Sarvis:

October 28, 2014 - "Pick a problem. Any problem. There's a pretty good chance both major parties —Republicans and Democrats — share responsibility for it.

"The $17 trillion national debt? Thank bipartisan over-spending. Republicans love to highlight the explosion of the debt under Democrat Barack Obama, but they conveniently forget about the doubling of the debt under Republican George W. Bush.

"The mass surveillance state? Thank bipartisanship. The so-called "Patriot" Act infamously sailed through the U.S. Senate in 2001 with only one dissenting vote....

"Our unconstitutional, interventionist foreign policy? Thank both parties. Barack Obama is now the fourth consecutive president—two from each party—to initiate new bombing campaigns in Iraq. Back when Republicans were in power, then-Senator Barack Obama said, "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." His bombing campaigns against Libya and ISIS tell a different story.

"The failed drug war? The highest incarceration rate in the world? Militarized police? Abusive asset-forfeiture regimes? Republicans and Democrats have staunchly supported all of it....

"George Carlin was right: 'Bipartisanship usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.'"

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