If voting could threaten the status quo it wouldn’t be allowed. It’s sole purpose is to provide an illusion of legitimacy to our Oligarchy and make the foolish masses believe they have a voice. No nation in our planets history has voted out tyranny. Tyranny must be removed by force. It’s the only language tyrants understand. Who ever wins this fall has already been determined. What that person will do the next four years has also already been determined. I don’t know who that person is but I do know it ends with Venezuela right after a few years of N Korea which follows a few more years of our current status quo. Government is force so tyranny is the only direction it can grow. That’s why the founders wanted it to be very limited. Except for the genius founders(the anti-federalists) they didn’t want it at all.
 October 4, 2016 at 12:15pm
This is why we have such poor choices for public office. Five weeks before the election and media outlets are only competing to be the next Jerry Springer. God forbid that we the people take any time to debate real issues. Who needs time when laws are passed without being read though.
 October 1, 2016 at 12:28pm
If truth is told media will be referred to as propaganda ministry.
These two should go back to being republicans. I doubt either knows what libertarian even means.
 September 30, 2016 at 1:44pm
So you think fighting Hitler was a show of weakness? I’ll bet you agree with stoning women for wearing short skirts too. Burned any witches lately?
 September 30, 2016 at 12:31pm
Hillary sounds like Hugo Chavez. People may want to do a little research on how well Venezuela is doing before supporting such policies. You’ll always find tons of people who want something for free. Problem is finding all the people needed who want to work for free. It’s the Achilles heel of socialism. Has anyone ever stopped and offered the person on the corner with their had out a job? Try it sometime. Chances are they’ll turn it down. Why do people who refuse to work for pay think anyone wants to work for nothing?
 September 30, 2016 at 12:16pm
“they need to show that they’re willing to hold him accountable.”
That’s a funny statement coming from a republican. If voters from either party held their candidates accountable we wouldn’t have elections based on choosing the lesser evil. Some people would be wise to follow their own advise.
I am willing to bet Matt like me didn't vote for Trump in the primary, so don't blame us.
I'm sorry - wasn't the entire point of the Trump primary movement that we needed to punish the Republicans for not doing what we wanted?
What's funny is that to punish the politicians that we couldn't control, we've replaced them with somebody we don't even try to control.
Wait no - it's not funny. It's just sad.
 September 30, 2016 at 11:54am
The only good that may come from this election cycle is the end of both parties. Republicans are already gasping their final breaths and since it’s unlikely the wall street bubble will last much longer the collapse Hillary will be in charge of will likely end the democrats too. They’ll try blaming republicans but after being in charge for nearly a decade it’s not likely the thinking public will buy it. The only question left would be if Americans are smart enough to take advantage of the situation and clean house in DC. We’ll get a new beginning or become Venezuela. Only time will tell.
All this is good news, it only increases the chance for Marine Le Pen to win the presidential election in 2017 and then you will see France returned to the French at break neck speed.
 September 30, 2016 at 2:38am
Clintons no longer in a position to sell government position and preference = Clintons broke in less than seven days. That’s just how pay to play the Clintons are. Every check that hasn’t already cleared will have a stop payment from the “donor”. Not wise for Hillary and her shills to play a finger pointing game. Not with so many fingers pointing back at Hillary. They might want to stick to real issues. Or maybe not.
 September 29, 2016 at 8:47pm
Hillary is a criminal that set the middle east aflame as SOS, wants to raise every ones taxes,start a war with Russia and continue Obamas legacy (less than 3% GDP growth and racial warfare) for 8 more years. Why bother with topics that have no bearing on the direction of the country? Republicans and democrats belong on the Jerry Springer show, not in election booths. No wonder this country is circling the toilet. We may as well have the Sunnis and Shiites here fighting for power. Sad thing is in a couple more years we probably will.
"Why bother with topics that have no bearing on the direction of the country?"
Because at the end of the day, Hillary and Trump are not far apart on the issues. Campaign Trump is just a show to dupe people into thinking he is different.
Trump let it slip out on the debate stage when he said in front of a national audience:
"As far as child care is concerned and so many other things, I think Hillary and I agree on that. We probably disagree a little bit as to numbers and amounts and what we're going to do"
-That is Trump in a nutshell
 September 29, 2016 at 4:01pm
Success to a politician is implementing a program not how well a program performs. Can anyone name a program that functions as promised when implemented? If you think you can you might want to do some research on the initial promises. The trick is to stop providing support for government solutions in the first place. Holding your breath waiting for politicians to do any follow up will only result in passing out.
 September 29, 2016 at 12:32pm
The tolerant left blaming republicans for their perceived inequality in their democrat run cities in democrat run states in a nation led by a democrat. Perception is not strong with these people.
 September 29, 2016 at 11:09am
It actually illustrates why we shouldn’t be involved in nation building to begin with. It requires an eternal commitment while leadership and public sentiment are always changing in our country. How many Americans really want to spend the money and lives required to police the middle east forever? These are countries that only want to rid themselves of secular dictators so they can go on about fighting for religious dominance among themselves. Muslims want sharia not democracy. That’s why every place we go melts down the moment we leave. Do people really believe our actions have improved things in Libya or Syria? Our politicians suffer from severe disconnect of issues important to Americans right here in our own country. The low approval ratings of congress prove it. Why are there so many fools that believe these same politicians know whats best for foreign countries? Yes pulling out of Iraq caused chaos there. It would have also caused chaos had we waited another fifty years to do it. Islam is not compatible with western politics. It never will be. Some day we need to figure that out.
South Korea worked out pretty well, as did Japan and West Germany. We just need to be committed, but once the threat of Communism left the Soviet Union and moved to Harvard and Berkeley any unity melted. I feel sorry for the poor Iraqi's.
September 29, 2016 at 10:52am
” the federal government has little choice but to sit up, take notice and obey the law.”
Why? Who is going to do anything about it? You? The voters? The government? How about nobody? You cant fix problems by trying to eliminate symptoms. Corruption is the problem not the constitution. Spending is the problem not taxing. Criminals are the problem not the second amendment. Your apparent belief that government is 100% constitutional is telling about your ability to accept reality. Try if you like but it will only make a difference in the bubble you choose to live in. Reality won’t change, not even a little bit.
 September 29, 2016 at 10:41am
Maybe this is a lesson that congress should read the bills it passes. Or even better that we the people shouldn’t vote for lawmakers that don’t read the bills they pass. Not that anyone is going to learn any lessons from governments long list of failures. Lets have the government pass a few thousand more bills and see if that makes things any better.
 September 29, 2016 at 10:35am
A lot of people are as oblivious to their surroundings as the people of Wall-E thanks to cell phones. I guess the chair would be a natural progression. Might stop the oblivious from walking into traffic.
 September 28, 2016 at 1:56pm
” While large tobacco companies might not have supported these regulations”
Large companies not only supported the regulations they lobbied for them and likely wrote the new rules. Why would they do this?
“the results of expensive government regulation are always the same: big companies win, smaller companies and consumers lose.”
If you don’t have lobbyists on your pay role your not being represented by government. Government is killing entrepreneurship in America with regulation. It’s not an accident. It’s what they’re being paid to do. They don’t care about their salaries. It’s the money they get from the pay to play system they’ve created that funds their lifestyles, their parties and their reelections. Anyone not part of that system means nothing to a politician. If we were taxed fairly this wouldn’t be a problem but a fair tax would consider representation and not just percentages. A fair tax would be based on a simple formula. Federal budget / number of lobbyists in DC * number of lobbyists one employs. Everyone else pays nothing regardless of their income. It would only take a few years of a truly fair tax to make all lobbying of the federal government a thing of the past. Then politicians would have little choice but to consider whats best for the country instead of just he well connected.