The saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
Well, after a hundred years of continuous betrayal, I think that anybody even contemplating any vote for the fancypants, entrenched power parties has got some ‘splainin’ to do!
It’s as simple as this:
We’ve left the major parties alone with power for too long. They’ve felt unaccountable because they’ve been unthreatened. And just as “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom” (Prov. 1:7), fear of its citizens is all that keeps a government from becoming the oppressive, enslaving, genocidal monster that is its natural, default state.
Here is, I think, a good summary on the nature of power in politics (brilliant, in fact). But the bottom line is that it is time to show some tough love; or, if that doesn’t work, some hard-nosed determination to put a leash back onto our junkyard-dog government. It’s time to make politicians obey written laws as written, or it is time for us to go the way of all foolish nations.
We must choose which it’s going to be.
Don’t give me that “incremental improvement” stuff. It’s not working. Don’t ask for Term Limits when we vote for incumbents 98% of the time. Don’t whine about “the effect of money in politics” when we vote for it almost all the time, and call people like me “underfunded.”
There are no shortcuts. No easy ways out. There is no strategy, there are no tricks.