Partisan institutions

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Samsara, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Samsara

    Samsara

    Concentrated power in any form will corrupt any institution.

    What's wrong with U.S. politics? Great op-ed in the NYT: the <a href="http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/the-unraveling-of-government/?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fopinion%2Findex.jsonp">two-party system</a> and the ideological circus that surrounds it. There's no hope to ever elect pragmatic, non-ideological representatives as long as those entities have supplanted our democratic institutions.

    There's definitely a time for ideology (e.g., dismantling Jim Crow) but not when it's a tool to grab and maintain power over the populace.
     
  2. Thanks for posting. Great article.

    Obama and Romney are perfect examples of partisan hacks that we are forced to choose between.
     
  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    If Obama was just your average run of the mill incompetent democrat socialist I'd vote for Paul or Johnson. From where I sit though it's just too important to get rid of Odumbo this time. (and yes I know that's the argument many use every election)