Saturday, March 29, 2014

Elitism is the Problem

Chuck Baldwin writes about why--at least at the national level--there is no difference between the political parties:
The reality of the situation is that a very real caste-system has developed in this country. Once most of them (Republican or Democrat) are ensconced in Washington, D.C., they see themselves as having become part of the ruling class. From then on, everything that happens--and I mean EVERYTHING--is designed to augment the pleasure, prosperity, and power of the ruling class. In a word, this is ELITISM. The problem is not liberalism or conservatism; the problem is elitism.

Have you noticed how much time and money is spent on campaigning? Even after a politician wins office, he or she continues to campaign. Constituents are bombarded constantly with mailers, phone calls, emails, television and radio addresses, etc. What motivates most politicians? Defending freedom? Reducing government overreach? Preserving the Constitution? Maintaining the Bill of Rights? No, no, no! A thousand times, no! The only thing that motivates the vast majority of our elected office holders is staying elected. Why? So that they might enjoy the perks of power for the rest of their lives. ...

... Elitism dominates the politics of both major parties inside the Beltway. It also dominates the newscasters and talking heads--from both the left and the right--that you are watching on television.

Bob Costas rails against our right to keep and bear arms, while every day of his life, he is protected by a host of armed security personnel. The same is true for the likes of Michael Bloomberg and Joe Scarborough. These multi-millionaires (and billionaires, in some cases) sit in their ivory towers completely insulated from the problems that the rest of society must endure every day.
He then goes on to describe the hypocrisy of Feinstein, who has no problem with the NSA spying on everyday Americans, but was outraged to learn that the CIA was monitoring Congressional staffers using a CIA database; and has no problem with domestic surveillance of citizens by government, but, again, was outraged when an RC helicopter appeared outside her office window. Baldwin observes that this hypocrisy is merely an example of the elitism that has poisoned our government.

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