Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - March 4, 2008

Whoever we vote for, we'll get a tyrant

In 1891, Fredrich Engels observed: "We find here (in the United States) two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt means and for the most corrupt ends -- and the nation is powerless against those two great cartels of politicians, who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality dominate and plunder it."

Apparently, nothing has changed. This same corrupt political system that currently has its boot crushing the necks of the people can be blamed in large part on the people themselves for abdicating their constitutional and inalienable rights to those few elitists who are willing to lie, cheat, steal or kill in order to become the next tyrant of the United States of America. In the analogy of Ambrose Bierce, we are currently in the process of pulling off the glutted leech and attaching the lean one.

If you vote for the jackass party you will be eviscerated by the newly elected pocket-picking politicians for increases in the welfare state by taxing the sheeple and then squandering the funds on worthless social engineering programs designed to do nothing but redistribute wealth. If you vote for the party that presided over the War of Northern Aggression and Reconstruction, you can look forward to perpetual war where you can sacrifice your children to the god called the State in the name of spreading democracy throughout the world.

How do you distinguish the lesser of two evils? Either way, you will be the poorer for it. The noble ideal "of the people, by the people, for the people" has been turned into the biggest sham of all times. When you go to the polls to exercise your vote in the "democratic" process, keep in mind that the essence of democracy is best defined as two wolves and one sheep voting on what to eat for dinner.

Bon appetit.

Rick Gwin

Rock Hill

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