Nobody took anything back last night

November 3rd, 2010

I cringe whenever a politician says something along the lines of “we’re going to take our country back” or “we just took our country back.”

America does not belong to the Right or Left. Having temporary custodianship of a public office does not mean your side is more legitimate or deserving. Go ahead, viagra generic fight over the direction of the country. Argue about which approaches are more likely to solve our common problems. Wrestle over the ways and means. But quit claiming that you’re taking the country back.

It never belonged to you in the first place.

At least, no more so than it belonged to everyone else.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  November 3rd, 2010 at 10:35 am

    What? Are suspecting that a Republican majority would trample your freedoms? Spend like sailors? Blame everything on someone else? Prove unable to solve problems they helped create?

    Just give us one more chance, they say.

  • 2. Debunked  |  November 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 am

    The fact that Democrats and Republicans both even use the phrase “take the country back” just goes to show just how much real election reform is truly needed to allow for completely viable 3rd parties in this nation.

    Basically, a complete abolishment of the first-past-the-post voting system is the only way that would ever happen. Of course, that would require rewriting large chunks of the Constitution, so it’ll never happen.

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