“Right,” “left,” “Democrat,” “Republican,” “liberal,” “conservative,” “capitalist,” “socialist.” These are all words that are in the newspapers and on television most every day now, and almost all Americans are sick and tired of hearing them over and over again and again!
It is a constant battle between the two philosophical positions, with a never ending conflict in sight.
Here in the United States, our government goes from one side to the other: from being too liberal to being too conservative. And we seem to be in the middle of a rather dramatic change of philosophies right at the moment.
This nation seems to be moving from a very conservative position to a rather liberal one. The election just past validates this point.
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Obama won the presidency – again – even though Romney was favored; the Democrats picked up a couple of seats in the U.S. Senate, even though the so-called experts said the Republicans might win control of that chamber, and the Democrats actually picked up several seats in the House of Representatives, even though those same so-called wise men were predicting otherwise.
The Republicans, however, since the election, don’t seem to understand that they lost, and lost rather badly.
And watching the various news broadcasts it is now very much apparent that while the Republicans all agree that something is very wrong with their party, it seems that no two of them can agree with each other as to just how to fix it. The Republicans are heading for major losses in the 2014 elections a little over a year from now.
And if one views an American history book critically, one will quickly understand that this country has vacillated from one position to the other ever since Adams and Jefferson opposed one another in the late 1700s.
The losers in all this unadulterated nonsense are “We, the People”! What is badly needed is a new and intelligent political party in this country.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.