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Two-Party Fascism by BlameThe1st Two-Party Fascism by BlameThe1st
Insanity is described as performing the same action over and over again and expecting different results every time. The age old example is hitting one’s thumb with a hammer and not expecting it to become bloodied and bruised with every swing. But perhaps a better example is voting for the same two political parties and expecting different results every election.

After having suffered eight years of Republicans waging unconstitutional war in Iraq, passing unconstitutional measures to combat terrorism, abandoning the free market to bailout mortgage companies, and extending socialized medicine through Medicare reform, Americans in 2008 were quick to vote for the Democrats promising “hope and change”.

But after only two years, Americans saw little “hope and change” as Democrats continued unconstitutional war in Iraq (while starting unconstitutional military action in Libya), extended unconstitutional measures to combat terrorism, ignored the free market to bailout the banks and automobile companies, and extended socialized medicine with healthcare reform.

So, disgruntled and disillusioned, Americans voted in 2010 to return Republicans to power in the House of Representatives, even though their “Pledge to America” revealed that their policies have not changed since their eight years controlling the country.

Like a fool hitting his thumb with a hammer over and over again, hoping it will get better with every swing, Americans have been switching back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans, hoping things will change for the better with every election.

The stark reality is that neither party offers any significant change, as little difference exists between the two. While they appear to be at odds with one another, they are cooperating, either deliberately or inadvertently, to increase the power of the state while stripping away your rights as a citizen.

Democrats want to tell you what food to eat, what video games to play, what healthcare to buy, and what employees to hire. Republicans want to tell you what to put in your own body, who to sleep with or marry, when to pray, and what to do on Sundays.

Democrats want more of your taxpayer money to fund more entitlement programs that may (or rather, may not) help the poor, needy, and uninsured. Republicans want more of your taxpayer money to fund more wars, surveillance, and security that may (or rather, may not) help protect us from terrorist attacks.

Democrats want to increase the welfare state while Republicans want to increase the police state; and, in return, both demand your silent obedience and blind loyalty, whether through paying your taxes or supporting the troops. Any form of dissent is viewed as “un-American” or “un-patriotic”. Either way, both parties are increasing the power of the state while decreasing your power as a citizen.

Thus we cannot expect change by voting for the other party. Both parties have proven to be incompetent and uncaring. Change will only come if we vote for an independent party that actually cares about our individual liberties, and thus limited government. Voting any other way is insanity.
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Comma21 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
From what I've seen this is all Libertarians do. They complain about the other party's and glorify their own. I digress, but I do wonder how you Americans managed to climb to the top somehow.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If by party, you mean the Libertarian Party. Not really the same thing. There's not much for us to brag about, considering how the other two get the spotlight.
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ShadowofWOPR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
[insert all the problems with first past the post here]
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:iconlordchaosx:
LordChaosX Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Funny how we fought these fascist regimes in the past yet we subtly continue to support both of them through voting for these idiots.
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:iconthe-conquerors:
The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I still don't think you quite understand what fascism is. The Republican are right and I vote for them make no mistake, but if you think they're true fascist I pray you never see the day when fascism overtakes America. ~ C
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is he completely keen on fascism? no, but he has a point in the fact of how detrimental political parties are

don't forget conquerors, George Washington warned us against political parties and foreign affairs :O
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Writer
"Democrats are generally nicer people--they're more likely to help you change a flat tire, but they'd somehow manage to set your car on fire in the process. Meanwhile, Republicans could probably fix it better, but they're already halfway to the country club." - Dave Barry
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
beautiful
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:iconmetallicgirl:
MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Writer
You should read Dave Barry's books, he's the best author ever. Since he was born in 1947, his autobiography ("Dave Barry Turns 50") is hilarious and fascinating at the same time. It was funny and entertaining, but it actually taught me a lot about that era!
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I know Dave Barry. My mom has a couple of his books. Including that one.
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:iconmetallicgirl:
MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Writer
You should read them too. They're so funny. Plus, nobody is safe from his humor--I love the way he describes the Republican and Democrat conventions.
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
LOL I'll look into it :)
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:iconmetallicgirl:
MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Writer
That's good :)
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Raakone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
How to understand the American political system.....you vote for either a Donkey or an Elephant, but get a Turkey!

I heard that some states have laws that effectively PROHIBIT third choices, despite it being unconstitutional (they have ways to bend the rules), and since states actually do have a say in how the federal system works...well...they can affect the federal level.

The federal level, meanwhile, wants to impose "one-size-fits all" solutions to EVERYTHING across the country, kind of forgetting why it's the United STATES of America, and not just one unitary country.

another question....should the Electoral College be abolished and just replaced with actual direct VOTES from the PEOPLE for the President? Has the system outlived its usefulness?
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I don't know, but I do know that our current system probably needs a big overhaul.
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DrChrisman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey republincan are not Nazi 
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:iconpokemonsonic345:
pokemonsonic345 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The idiocy of the American political system makes me ill.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A real Democracy would have more than two parties I mean look at China they have only one. Both parties are dumbasses.
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet people insist that they won't vote for third parties because third parties can't win--even though third parties don't win because people don't vote for them? And people wonder why nothing changes.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Both of those tyrants have more money and resources to trick people to following them which of all the third-parties I trust, it's Libertarians I would be okay with.
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:iconthat90sguy:
That90sGuy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously want to shove my Libertarian foot up my parents' Conservative asses. 
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You and me both!
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:iconthat90sguy:
That90sGuy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
At least you're not stuck with 'em?
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:iconsterileritalin:
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't live in the US,but even I know that compairing anything to Nazism is really silly and not that credible.
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CyberSakiKun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Also shouldn't the new republican symbol be with the Confederacy flag.
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:iconthat90sguy:
That90sGuy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk
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:iconedenianprince:
EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I can't stand liberals. 
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stand politicans in general.
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:iconmasterofthardus:
masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
You're confusing the loud minority with the loud majority (which doesn't exist). The vast majority of both Republicans and Democrats would disagree with you here...maybe fewer on one side than another, but nonetheless...
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:iconcreature218:
Creature218 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
FUCK YOU
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcreature218:
Creature218 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
ARE YOU A TROLL
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you?
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:icondaisrunbybigots:
DAisrunbybigots Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
He is.
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:iconmylittletripod:
MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it illegal to set up a Socialist or Communist Party in America?
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DAisrunbybigots Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
There has been Socialist and Communist party candidates for president for decades.   They may get less than 1% of the vote but they keep on trying.
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that I know of.
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:iconlieutenantmatt:
LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Both already exist. They just aren't popular by any means, even less so than the democrats and republicans
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:iconmylittletripod:
MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda thought it would be because America is extremly anti-Communist because of the Cold War and everything?
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LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Look around. You'll find signs promoting the communist party, the green party (a branch of eco-socialism), and many other parties that I can't even remember the names of because I had never heard of them prior XD
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Treyva Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
My brother and I were arguing about this and voting with some other family members. We came to the conclusion that the saying;  "You didn't vote, you can't complain", can be turned around. "You did vote so you get to share the blame." That might change peoples habits and beliefs about our current system. 
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm starting to think we should jail voters for the crimes that their politicians commit. They helped bring them into office, so that makes them culpable for the crimes commited in office.
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Treyva Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
At least I would like people to remember that freedom comes with responsibility for ones own actions and that might cause someone to stop and think before making a decision based only on emotion.
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KGB-101 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongeorgebushplz::iconsaysplz: “A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.” 
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!
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:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hate to point this out, because I generally support ya', but Right-Wing is less like Nazism because Nazism is still socialism.

Unless you're making the point that the Republican Establishment is no different than socialism/communism.
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in the sense that Republicans are no different from Democrats.
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:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not these days, anyway -_-

The establishment on both sides needs to die.

With fire.
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:iconblamethe1st:
BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hear hear!
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