A letter to the editor regarding the debateSubmitted by Bradley Mowell on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 03:19
As a Republican, I offer an outliers perspective of last Wednesday’s Presidential Debate.
True, their policies may differ. But pruning what amounts to little more than a minor branch or limb is inconsequential when faced with a twisted tree in need of an uprooting.
What Romney lacked in content, he unfortunately made up for in form. Immediately, my Conservative FaceBook friends excitedly hyperventilated over his debate “win”.
The president’s performance is likely to improve, and then it will be my liberal friends hyperventilating over his redemption.
Why do so few realize that when we invariably elect one of these men that there will still be the ignored question of the necessity of endless wars, and the deaths – both foreign and domestic – that accompany them; the continued erosion of the protections of the Bill of Rights – warrantless searches of our persons, homes, phones, and emails; the near complete and silent crumbling of our economic foundations beneath the weight of their shared Keynesian monetary policy; and runaway government secrecy unabated in its insidious advance across largely unaccountable federal agencies.
Liberty? No. Not from either party.
And in the absence of discussion of these crucial issues, ‘Bread and Circuses’ has become not just a distraction - but politics itself. We tune in to ‘debates’ as Rome burns away unnoticed beneath our feet when neither man is capable of discussing – let alone fixing - anything that matters for the preservation of a republic.
And afterward, in partisan furor, we turn on each other with insults and hate.
Yes. My Republicans may win in November. Or, more likely, the Democrats. But ‘The State’ always wins…and we always lose.
I did not consent to the forfeit of my liberty. Neither party had the right to take it. And try though they may to enforce it, they never will so long as I breathe.