Aside from the secret electronic voting, the mandatory two-party system, and the totalitarian control over the parties’ candidates, the reason why voting cannot reverse the tide of statism that is swallowing up this country is the fact that the voters are inexorably turning into passionate lovers of government. And more accurately passionate lovers of government intervention into every facet of your life.
Pew Research Vice President Michael Dimock said that the trend among younger Americans is support for government programs and acceptance of Democratic Party policies.
“Their tendency is more liberal, their tendency is bigger government,” he said of so-called “millennials” born between 1979 and 1995. They will likely set the trend for the still-unnamed next generation.
“This is a generation that is 41 percent non-white; the generation behind it is likely to be close to 50 if not more than 50 percent non-white, and the anti-government kind of tone is one that really doesn’t resonate with that non-white sector in particular,” said Dimock at the Ripon retreat.
His advice to the GOP: “Try to take as much of the anti-government rhetoric out.”
[Y]ounger voters are both pro-government and pro-business, split over gun control, back abortion and believe welfare does more good than harm. What’s more, they are not angry voters and are still politically diverse.
Pew is telling you, if you’ll listen, that it boils down to simple math: there are more “Obama” voters than “Paul” voters and its getting worse every election. And that assumes only one vote per man, but it gets worse when you realize DC lovers vote more than once.
If 50.1% of Americans are now dependent on some form of aid from the feds, how can you expect to win an election with a candidate that wants to cut or, even worse(!) eliminate the payment?
Government schools have worked exactly as planned. They have churned out a generation of Americans that are literally unable to support themselves, let alone think critically. Mushy learning, video games, TV, and endless hours consuming “popular culture” on the Internet has reduced tens of millions to no more that parasitic vegetative consumers willing to support anyone who promises them free TV and chocolate bars.
The only good news is these people *are* parasitic vegetative consumers; they can’t fight, they will flee an entire neighborhood if a single IED goes off, and their effectiveness with a rifle beyond bayonet distance is nonexistent. So if someone were to, hypothetically, declare independence from DC and set up a new government, internal resistance would be incidental if even.
External resistance would, in this hypothetical scenario, be quite different, but I don’t think it would be as overpowering as some believe. But I’ll save that for a different post.