Letter: Two-party putsch
May 19, 2014
To the Editor:
The opinion pages are a great source of entertainment; especially pieces by Bill Hamilton and Felicia Muftic. Within their two columns, we see a snapshot of the political and societal dysfunction running rampant throughout our nation. Each voice parrots the common memes carried by their respective parties while dutifully ignoring the fatal flaws created by the stranglehold their two parties have on our system. The message is clear: My party is not to blame — your party is.
Mr. Hamilton, Mrs. Muftic and their respective party mules across the country have been successfully convincing us that the actions of Republicans and Democrats are the root cause of every problem we face as a nation. No other party of significance has held any influential office or cabinet positions in this country since the turn of the 20th century, from what I can find. Neither party represents the long-term interests of you as a United States citizen. The ultimate goal of parties is to gather wealth and power for those few who can actually benefit from their actions — everyone else is disposable. If you don't attend $10,000 per-plate black tie dinners with members of either party, you are a pawn. Everything these people strive for is against your best interests.
So what can we do about it? Patience, Grasshopper.
John Locke, who's 1690 Second Treatise of Government inspired the Declaration of Independence, had this to say about our current state of affairs:
"Great mistakes in the ruling part, many wrong and inconvenient laws, and all the slips of human frailty will be born by the people without mutiny or murmur. …This I am sure: whoever, either ruler or subject, by force goes about to invade the rights of either prince or people and lays the foundation for overturning the Constitution and frame of any just government is highly guilty of the greatest crime I think a man is capable –being to answer for all those mischiefs of blood, [pillage], and desolation, which the breaking into pieces of governments bring on a country. And he who does it is justly to be esteemed the common enemy and pest of mankind, and is to be treated accordingly."
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Our age has repeated itself numerous times throughout human history. The overt contempt for the rule of law (ignoring the Constitution) by those at the pinnacles of our system of government is a clear indication of their ignorance of history. There is a time coming when their design becomes visible to the masses, and you will not miss it. Until then, live your life as a responsible human being. Take care of yourself, your family and community — and have faith.