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Monday, June 18, 2012

Of Course it Can Get Worse

Americans are so conditioned to vote for whomever they see as the lessor of two evils that the mere suggestion of their choice being no different, or even worse, is heresy. The two-party system is so entrenched that for all but a few, third party candidates are a quaint novelty, but never to be taken seriously. Here’s Ron Paul’s take on the modern American electoral system and third parties from his 2008 campaign. Of particular importance to this discussion is his quote from Carroll Quigley at about the five minute mark: “…the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”
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