Friday, November 10, 2006

It's all the same

It's old news by now, but the Democrats won both the Senate and the House last Tuesday. Sheldon Richman wrote about what was in the voters' mind when the majority voted for the Democratic Party.

But the reality is both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party (with a few exceptions) are one and the same. They both have the same philosophy of passing more laws, restricting the freedom of Americans, and grow the government bigger. George Bush (41) grew the government bigger than Ronald Reagan left it, Bill Clinton grew the government bigger than George Bush left it, and George W. Bush grew the government bigger than Bill Clinton left it.

Thomas Jefferson knew this even in his time. In his immortal words, he said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." And in the 20th century, the Republicans and Democrats are more overlapping as time goes by to be the party of government control.

Since both branches of Congress changed to Democratic control, I have a prediction: Between 2006 and 2008, government tends to slows down, like Clinton and the Republican Congress. However, since Bush is really a liberal at heart, and he is "a uniter, not a divider", government slows down slightly. In 2008, the people elect Hillary Clinton as president. Since now the Democrats have control of Congress and the White House, it's the same-old crappy business as usual, but with different targets.

The majority of the people can see the destruction of America. So seeing that, the Republicans will now say, "We have a new plan. We can see the error of our ways. So we will have a new 'Contract with America'. This contract is based on individual freedom, personal responsibility, and smaller government (i.e., the libertarian planks). If you will vote for us, all of this will be yours."

And the people (with the memory of about a year) will fall for it. And the cycle keeps going, and going, and going.

Can't the people see that the only way out of this mess, the only ray of light on a cloudy day, is the libertarian philosophy of a free society. Libertarianism is the key to our happiness and our prosperity for the future.


At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not going to be Hillary in 2008, it's going to be Al Gore, hopefully. I wrote a long piece on this at

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Thomas Bell said...

Whether it's Hillary Clinton, or Al Gore, or Rudy Giuliani, or John McCain, it's all the same thing, and our country is headed down the crapper.


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