After working in politics for five years, it’s becoming more and more apparent that Washington is a two-party system. the Establishment Party, and everyone else. The Establishment Party has notable members such Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Harry Reid, and Eric Cantor. They have one plank in their platform, “Stay in power.”
To the establishment party, it’s not about results, not even close. It’s about ensuring their party is the group that decides. There are certainly ideologues within the party, but the trappings of power, insulation from their own laws, and elevation above the unwashed masses; these are the goals of party elites.
How does the nation at large excise these political parasites?
“Find that which your enemy holds dear, and he will be more amenable to your demands.” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War
What does this enemy hold dear?
Where does this power come from?
People dependent on them.
How do we seize that?
We must force the government to compete.
With the free market.
We must do the job the government is claiming to do better, faster, and cheaper. It’s illogical to assume that millions of people dependent on the Federal Government will suddenly decide to act against their own interest. What they need is a better option, one that does not rely on government funds. This solution will not come from Washington; it comes from local, organized, and privately managed charities. America already knows how to do it; we just need to realize that the establishment party is competing for a monopoly on dependents. So far they’re winning but one thing still keeps them up at night.
If Americans help each other, we’ll quickly figure out we don’t need them anymore. Government has already proven they’re horrible at meeting people’s needs; they’re only ahead because no one else is showing up on the field.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi