What if Judge Napolitano’s speech, the one many say is the reason Fox News cancelled his show, wasn’t in question form?
Democrats and Republicans are two wings of the same bird of prey.
Elections are actually useful tools of social control. They just provide the populace with meaningless participation in a process that validates an establishment that never meaningfully changes.
The establishment doesn’t want and doesn’t have the consent of the governed. The two-party system is actually a mechanism used to limit so-called public opinion. There are more than two sides to every issue, but the two parties want to box you in to a corner, one of their corners.
There’s no such thing as public opinion, because every thinking person has opinions that are uniquely his own. Public opinion is just a manufactured narrative that makes it easier to convince people that if their views are different, there’s something wrong with that – or something wrong with them.
The whole purpose of the Democratic and Republican parties is not to expand voters’ choices, but to limit them. The widely perceived differences between the two parties is just an illusion.
The heart of government policy remains the same, no matter who’s in the White House. The heart of government policy remains the same, no matter what the people want.
Those vaunted differences between Democrat and Republican are actually just minor disagreements. Both parties just want power and are willing to have young people fight meaningless wars to enhance that power.
Both parties continue to fight the war on drugs just to give bureaucrats and cops bigger budgets and more jobs.
Government policies don’t change when government’s leaders do. No matter who wins an election, government stays the same.
Government is really a revolving door of political hacks, bent on exploiting the people while they’re in charge.
Both parties support welfare, war, debt, bailouts and big government. The rhetoric that the candidates display on the campaign trail is dumped after electoral victory.
Barack Obama campaigned as an antiwar, pro-civil liberties candidate, and then waged senseless wars while assaulting your rights; that the Constitution is supposed to protect.
George W. Bush campaigned on a platform of nonintervention and small government, and then waged a foreign policy of muscular military intervention and a domestic policy of vast government borrowing and growth.
Bill Clinton declared that the era of big government to be over, but actually just convinced Republicans like Newt Gingrich that they can get what they want out of big government, too. The Republicans went along with it.
Ronald Reagan spent six years running for president, promising to shrink government, but then the government grew while he was in the White office. Notwithstanding Reagan’s ideas and cheerfulness and libertarian rhetoric, there really was no Reagan Revolution at all.
All this is happening again. Rick Santorum is being embraced by voters who want small government even though Senator Santorum voted for the Patriot Act, for an expansion of Medicare and for raising the debt ceiling by trillions of dollars.
Mitt Romney is being embraced by voters who want anyone but Obama, but don’t realize that Romney might as well be Obama on everything from warfare to welfare.
Ron Paul is being ignored by the media not because they claim he’s unappealing or unelectable, but because he doesn’t fit into the pre-manufactured public-opinion mold used by the establishment to pigeonhole the electorate and create the so-called narrative that drives media coverage of elections.
The biggest difference between most candidates is not substance but style. Those stylistic differences are packaged as substantive ones to reinforce the illusion of a difference between Democrats and Republicans.
If Romney wins, he’ll end up continuing most of the same policies that Barack Obama promoted. Barack Obama’s policies, too, are merely extensions of those from G.W. Bush.
A government that manipulates us can be fired. A government that lacks the true and knowing consent of the governed can be dismissed. It is possible to have a real game-changer. We need a Ron Paul to preserve and protect our freedoms from the government.
We can make elections matter again. We can do something about this.”
What if we listened to what he is saying?
Video and transcript via here. I edited the transcript to form statements instead of questions.