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Let's make politics what the people want

"American politics isn't about what the people want, it's about what the corporations want."

Yes, it's terrible. German politics, too!

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Posted by Kelly (not verified) on 10 March 2005 - 4:05am
Ronald Reagan's Lie

I mentioned it earlier and I mention it again. I used to be a Conservative, but as the old saying goes, a liberal is a conservative who's been rousted by the police.

The conservatives of years ago were for a leaner government, but that was across the board. It meant keeping corporations in check and being watchful of what President Eisenhower, our hero, warned us in his farewell address, of the "military-industrial complex," a name which Ike coined. In [url=http://wikisource.org/wiki/Military-Industrial_Complex_Speech]Real Player[/url] or [url=http://wikisource.org/wiki/Military-Industrial_Complex_Speech] Wav[/url]; it's a bit over nine minutes long and worth hear over a cup of coffee or while putting that laundry into the machine.

Reagan campaigned against "big government" and missed what the traditional conservatives warned us against and ended up embracing exactly the opposite of conservative principles.

As the joke went some years back. "I like Ike." (His campaign slogan. "Hell, I even miss Harry."

The neo-cons are not conservatives at all.

As I listen to Eisenhower, I understand the Reagan and Bush and Bush are the people he was warning us about and against.

THIS is what conservatism once was and why today I am a progressive. I dare say, Ike would be, too.

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Posted by Matsu on 10 March 2005 - 12:31pm