"The entire American political system is a con, a sleazy mix of
legalized bribes, auctioning off of favors, revolving doors between
government agencies and the corporations they enrich and the blatant
hypocrisy of snake-oil salespeople who know the marks (voters) face a
false choice between two parties that are the same poison sold under
different labels."
Charles Hugh Smith
American writer
If Your BS Detector Isn't Shrieking, It's Broken, June 08, 2015
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covers a lot of it.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Shrinking gov't, restoring it to closer to its intended size and scope won't be a complete fix but it would be an excellent start. There can be no buyers and sellers of influence to which there is no access.
     -- empty pockets, NO, La     
    The Common Law Grand jury is the answer that the Constitution provides. Goggle it.
     -- Jin B., Middlesbrough     
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    Liberty lost how soon we forget, till the wolf is at the door. Beware of those with good intentions, who know you not, nor care for your sacred cause to be Free.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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    This quote sums it up.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    Not restricted to politics. Pretty much the way mankind operates; indeed, much of Nature: Darwinian.
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
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    From great nations, great leaders issue. Ultimately, the greatness of any nation is rooted in the morality of its people.

    As de Tocqueville expressed it:
    " America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Obviously! Even a Democrat majority in both houses and a Democrat president did not reverse a single policy of the Bush administration. Look at speaker Ryan -- with a majority of Republicans voted into office to get out from under the Democrat's entitlements programs -- Ryan merely tows the establishment (statist) line. It has been this way throughout my entire life. Never are government usurpations remedied as promised, just new usurpations in the name of promoting the general welfare. The solution is simple: remind the citizens and their State representatives that Washington DC does not rule them -- they are not subjects, but sovereigns. As soon as people start identifying themselves as freemen with the right and responsibility to live free, their representative governments will start to do the same. DC is the land of empty promises, the printer of counterfeit bills that they use to buy votes and power to themselves. And it is a no-holds-barred contest for Washington DC's seats of power.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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