American Politics: “Freedom” to Choose Between Two “Acceptable” Choices

We Have Freedom to Choose … Between Two “Acceptable” Choices

Most parents know the trick of letting their kids “choose”.

You give the kid two choices … either of which produces the result you want.   For example, you ask:

“Do you want to clean your room and then wash your dishes … or do you want to wash first and then clean?”

The kid feels like there is “freedom of choice” … but you – the parent – get what you want.

That is exactly what America’s two-party political system is.

The American voters are given a “choice” between two parties which are nearly identical in their support of crony capitalism, never-ending bailouts for the big banks, disregard for the Bill of Rights, never-ending war, support for big oil and big nuclear, allowing the sale of crap instead of real food, and other important issues.

Any candidate who doesn’t follow the script is labeled “unelectable” – in the same way that any policy which the powers-that-be don’t want is branded “not politically feasible“.   And see this.

We have the freedom to choose … as long as we pick one of the two acceptable choices.

The Founding Fathers tried to warn us against a two-party system. We should listen to their words of wisdom.

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