There are an increasing number of people who are unhappy with both parties. I would be in that number. Amnesty for illegal aliens is merely one of several issues that has separated me from the Republican Party in the last few years. The Democrat Party's support of gun bans, unions, public sector unions, and nationalizing the health care system put them far beyond the pale. Both parties are corrupt and lean toward the fascist economic model.
Nobody is perfect. I loved Ronald Reagan, but he wasn't perfect. I guess it goes the other way, too. I detest Bill Clinton, but, compared to Obama, the worthless, lying, gun-grabbing, philandering SOB wasn't so bad.
The real difference between me and so much of my cohort from the '60s is that I have never had and have not now any use for authority beyond God and my parents. Period. No king but King Jesus. Unfortunately, we seem to have reached a point where most people are only unhappy with authority they do not control. They are fine with totalitarianism so long as it favors them and crushes the opposition.
Republican voters -- me included, to my shame -- supported Bush despite Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, his push for amnesty, the Patriot Act, and the Department of
I have awakened. Possibly other people are starting to. From the BI article linked above:
Republicans need to gain a net of six seats to win a majority in the Senate. They are also hoping to widen their advantage in the House. Though the pair of polls spelled bad news for the Democrats, the WSJ/NBC News pollsters noted a strong chance of "unexpected results" due to an unusually "volatile environment" created by military operations against the jihadist group Islamic State, the ebola epidemic, voter discontent, and signs of unusually high support for third party candidates.
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This might be a sign that neither party has much to offer that we really want. I rather hope that people are starting to lose confidence in the current two-party political system and in the whole idea that we should invest the federal government with unlimited power to control our lives.
There is a certain amount of insecurity in liberty. You can fail. Things can go wrong. It's not always fair. But it's a lot more fun.