Letter: Don't trust the 'D's or the 'R's

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Some people still cling to their broken hopes in a candidate who promised change but only gave us more of the same. The continued erosion of our civil liberties (Patriot Act), unconstitutional wars (bypassing Congress), torture, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, assassination of U.S. citizens (Al-Awlaki), banker bailouts (i.e., the not-so-Federal Reserve). All while masquerading as an icon of hope for the common people.

Romney and Obama have the same largest contributors: J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley. Whereas Ron Paul’s top contributors are the (members of the) U.S. Army, Navy, and Air force. Perhaps those who have their lives on the line fighting these endless wars know who really stands for hope and change? Funny how now that Bush is no longer in office, many Democrats are happy to endorse more war, as long as a banner of “humanitarianism” is draped over the dead bodies.

Don’t be fooled; it doesn’t matter whether the puppet standing up there on the podium with paper stars-and-stripes backdrop has a “D” or a “R” painted on it. They offer only more government and less liberty. The money masters pull the strings of the little toy figurines paraded about for our amusement. As soon as you see through their hollow stare and realize the political process is no more real than a puppet show, the closer you are to becoming the change you wish to see in the world.

Ted Caldwell