Matt Drudge, the founder of the Drudge Report, posted a couple of tweets yesterday on Twitter rhetorically asking why anyone would vote republican. It’s not that he thinks the democrats are any better, it is just that the division between democrat and republican has been erased, and now there is only a division between authoritarian and libertarian according to Drudge. And it certainly seems that he is right. After all, now democrats and republicans are calling for war in Syria. The libertarian aspect of the republican party, which Julian Assange recently referred to as the only useful voice in congress, seem to be the last holdouts of non-interventionist policy.
Why would anyone vote Republican? Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!
There used to be this big government versus little government competition between democrats and republicans respectively, but now each party loves big government, just sometimes in different places. They both apparently love spending money on bombs and a robust military with which to police the world. Democrats helped build a trillion dollar welfare program, and Mitt Romney thinks we should raise the minimum wage and force companies to pay their employees more, despite evidence of that ruining job opportunities for people with low skill levels. Another thing republicans and democrats can agree on is handing tons of money to farmers, banks, green energy, and oil companies in the form of subsidies, grants, and bailouts. And another common thread among republicans and democrats which Drudge hinted at, is that the majority of each party seeming to defend the NSA wiretapping and snooping.
It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian. Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties…
Again there was only a handful of libertarian republicans in congress who stood up against the NSA surveillance program, and a few democrats who spoke out against the DOJ intimidation of journalists. No longer is there a large element in either party which wants to reduce the size and power of the federal government, which is exactly what would improve our economy, and improve our security. If we can put the federal government back to a subservient position to the state governments then we can actually positively improve America’s prospects as a strong, free, nation of laws which protects the products of an individual’s labor. I believe the way to start is by abolishing the 16th and 17th amendments.