Dennis Dowell of Fort Madison absolutely nailed it in a letter to the editor Thursday. The Libertarian Party’s senate candidate died in a small plane crash Monday night. Dowell points out that Mr. Butzier was one of six candidates on the ballot in Iowa for US Senate. The Register, like all media, has this absolutely pathological obsession with convincing us that the only 2 parties that exist are Democrat and Republican.
As has been pointed out brilliantly time and again on this blog, why would you return to office the people who caused the problems you are now trying to solve?
Before 1900 there were many political parties. Some minor, some major. You could assert that many ideologies were to blame for the failures of the 19th century, as many parties held office and influence. You had Whigs, Federalists, Toleration Party, Anti-Masonic Party, Free Soil Party, Greenback Party, Socialist Labor Party, Anti-Nebraska Party, American Party, Opposition Party, and many, many others. The issue of who was at fault was confused. But! Since 1900, only 2 parties have been in control, Democrats and Republicans. It is crystal clear who is to blame.
Who on God’s green earth would insist on only covering, promoting, giving legitimacy to, and voting for, the people who caused the problems??? Why would you vote for the people who drove us off the cliff? How the hell can a political system get stronger without competition? How stupid is the media? How stupid are the voters? How long does this country have?
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
— Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom