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Ron Paul:Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same?"

THis statement brought to mind an exchange I had on the Retire Early Liberal edition board a short while ago. A response to my original post included the below.

Instead conservatives react as they always do when confronted by facts and numbers. Instead of examining the evidence for themselves they:

1. Attack the messenger
2. Sow seeds of doubt
3. Impune the character of knowledgable people
4. Invoke conspiracies
5. Advance implausible alternate theories

My reply;"Funny I could probably find this sentiment over @ campfire discussion group with the exception that the word liberals would be substituted for the word conservatives."

Could it be that both parties are run by the same corporate & special interest groups that have purchased our representatives? And that elections are merely a distraction, like the circuses in Rome were, to set us at each other throats?

Ron Paul:"The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities, motivates many to legislate moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices.

The lack of tolerance & civility still seems to be the state of our society today. Perhaps thats the flaw of humanity.

Brings to mind another great Italian-American's quote; "Can't we all just get along?" <g>
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