Two-party system will continue to fail usSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 18:30
Now that the so-called fiscal cliff has passed and our representatives continue to stumble, it is proof enough to this observer that the Democratic-Republican two-party system has failed America.
In my opinion, what failed all of us is the lack of thinking outside the box for real solutions. As one letter writer pointed out succinctly, politics is the art of compromise. This Congress will never reach any agreement suitable to all because of the divide in our nation and the influence of moneyed interests, especially “defense lobby,” or more appropriately, the perpetual war lobby.
I commend Charlie Calisher’s opinion piece of Jan. 3. Republicans have collectively made themselves “terrorists” because the Republican leadership has led us to believe that perpetual war will provide national security. Ron Paul was responsible to say he was trying to save the Republican party from itself. Paul and Libertarians have consistently advocated against perpetual war. They are not tied into “moneyed interests.” The Green Party, too, had a platform against perpetual war and for good stewardship of the land and our resources. It was telling how the Democrats and the Republicans refused to allow Libertarian and Green Party candidates to participate in the recent presidential debates. It’s not in the interest of the one party, excuse me, “two-party,” system to allow any talk of ending perpetual war.