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    Learned helplessness

    Battered and bruised, with no apparent way out, the American electorate has plunged into a political state of learned helplessness. They've voted Democratic to punish rapacious Republicans. They've voted Republican to get rid of do-nothing Democrats. They've tried staying home on Election Day. Nothing they do helps their condition. They're flailing.
    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/...himper-instead

    The guy makes good points. If neither major party is making a difference, why reward them with your vote?

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/...himper-instead

    The guy makes good points. If neither major party is making a difference, why reward them with your vote?

    Chip H.
    Exactly.

    And what alternative do we have?

    The notion of "consent of the governed" is a preposterous sham.

    Coercion is guaranteed, whether it's the Democrats or the Republicans - which are just two mildly differing versions of the same statist duopoly that has run the country for at least 145 years now.

    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner... .

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