Not a Dimes Worth of Difference

Running as a third-party candidate in 1968, former Alabama governor George Wallace stated, "There's not a dimes worth of difference between the Republican and Democratic parties". Forty-three years later, the former governor's observation has never been more credible.

Despite the political parties continually pointing fingers at each other and rhetorically distinguishing themselves from the other, regardless of which party is in the majority, the country continues to be led down the same path as it did when the other party was in control. All the while, the will of the people is not only ignored, but actually disdained. But why would our  elected representatives casually ignore the wishes of their constituents? 

At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, then Governor Bill Clinton gave praise to one of his mentors, Carroll Quigley, a professor of history at Georgetown University and advocate for global government.

In Quigley's 1966 book, entitled "Tragedy and Hope", Professor Quigley reveals one of the techniques to advance the goals of globalism, over the objections of the nation's populace.

Quigley wrote:

"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. But either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will have none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

Reflecting on the direction our country has been heading for the past several decades, the veracity of professor Quigley's statement has become evident. And upon examination of the so-called front-runners to the upcoming Presidential election, it appears that a change of course is unlikely.

However, there is one candidate that offers Americans a true alternative. Texas Congressman Ron Paul distinguishes himself from the rest of the candidates in that he views the Constitution as the government's ultimate authority and places his allegiance to America ahead of the interests of globalism.

This is obviously not acceptable to the powers-that-be.

Because Ron Paul's message strikes a resonate chord with Americans of all political stripes , a concerted effort to downplay, discredit, and even smear the congressman has been undertaken by those who wish to insure the status-quo.

Media pundits slander Ron Paul as a "kook", and insist that he in unelectable. Fellow candidates call his policies dangerous, while adamantly denying that policies, that are directly responsible for the death of innocent men, women and children, have any cause for the resentment and hatred that has been engendered for the United States.

No, according to the likes of Rick Santorum, “They don’t hate us because of what we do, they hate us because of who we are.”

But what’s really disturbing are those H. L. Menken referred to as the “booboisie”, who actually applaud such arrogance.

D A Roberts

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