Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Utah Caucuses

The Utah Caucuses are tomorrow. I am not sure if I am going to attend.

The Republican Caucus appears to be the most interesting vote tomorrow. I hesitate to attend the caucus because I am not a member of the party.

The GOP in Utah has made it abundantly clear that me and my kind are not welcome in their ranks. I really don't think it is fair to barge into someone's political event and voice opinions when the opinions are not welcome in the party.

It is common sense and common courtesy to say that people who are not welcome in a party have no business attending the primary election.

Accepting this position, however, means that the people who fundamentally reject the partisan approach to politics, are excluded from the most important vote of the year. (Caucuses and primaries determine the names on the ballot).

The Party system is not part of the Constitution. The US Founders routinely voiced disapproval of the warring factions that dominate European politics.

This game where parties control the government by controlling who gets on the ballot is fundamentally opposed to the spirit of the US Constitution.

I believe that the US Founders wanted an inclusive mechanism for selecting leaders.

This factional system, left/right was created by the enemies of freedom.

Notably, Conservatism was created in the 1830s by King William IV of England as an effort to rebrand the Tory Party for the modern age (Wikipedia Conservative Party).

The Conservative Party has existed continuously since 1834. The conservative game is for candidates to use free market rhetoric (along with put downs of liberals) to gain power.

Once in power, Conservatives pass laws that favor economic centralization.

Partisan conservatives present the public with free market rhetoric. The Republican Party has no plans in the works to promote economic decentralization.

The Party is intrinsically corrupt.

At least the Democrats have some integrity. They might say Vote Hillary and you will get a free phone.

Sure enough, there are government programs to give out free phones, free health care, free t-shirts, free education, free pamphlets, free food, free grants, and other free what nots.

Who knows, one might find a cute young thing at a Democratic caucus so smitten with all the free stuff, that she'll give out free sex (followed by a free abortion if the free condom fails.)

The Democratic promise of freebies will be followed by propaganda about how business is evil and that we need to counter evil business with greater government centralization.

Both parties are built on the same structure. They use different connotations of the word "free" to gain power. They both promote economic and political concentration in power.

Regardless of whether or not I attend the caucus, the general election will simply be the choice of the lesser of two evils.

So, I am still left with the question: Should I march into the GOP caucus when I know perfectly well that I am not a conservative. I dislike King William IV and much as I dislike King George III or should I follow my conscious and take a political stand outside the party?

Either way. It doesn't matter.

The left and right and simply mirrors of each other. Both conservativism and progressivism came from a rejection of the ideals of freedom that lie at the foundation of this nation. The only real way to save this nation is for more people to reject the left/right split as a false dichotomies and to reject the two parties as the primary source of corruption in our age.

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