A Commentary by American Patriot (with permission)

Are you for or against socialized medicine in America?  By now I think everyone realizes that we already have socialized medicine.  Then the question becomes; to what extent will the government control our health care system?  Some want more government control, some less.  That is your choice.  It is your job to decide where you stand on the issue.  It is our job to make sure you understand exactly what is going on and what consequences will follow from the health care issue before you make your choice.  

Have you noticed the Romney TV ads? Just a week ago, one of them started with Romney’s commitment to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office.  Now that same ad has evolved.  The repeal of Obamacare has morphed in the ad out of first place into third place.  Now Romney is promising to modify Obamacare into a common care sense health care program.  And you can read that promise as a promise to install Romneycare.  At the same time, you are being bombarded with the idea that you will need to vote for Romney in order to get rid of Obamacare.

What you are watching is the construction of a “lesser of two evils” imperative designed to capture your vote.  Either choice you make will lead you to the same destination; government controlled health care to a greater or lesser extent.  Big brother is coming through the inevitability of gradualism and he enjoys bipartisan support.  

You have watched as both parties have advocated for comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty).  Now you’re not going to hear either party call it amnesty but it’s pretty obvious that they’re both fighting over who will get the credit and the Hispanic votes that come with sponsorship.  Now none of this has anything to do with what the people want or don’t want.  It has much more to do with what will benefit the political parties.

People on both sides of these issues contribute

to the coffers of both political parties and both sides vote for what they see as the lesser of two evils choice.  What is being subjugated is the will of the people.  In essence and effect you’re being asked to choose between two kings, both of which are previously owned by special interest groups and at the same time you’re being denied any other choice.  

If neither party represents the will of the people and if you the voter buy into their imperative, (we have to beat the Democrats/we have to beat the Republicans), and with your vote you validate their choices (not yours), the result will be the election of a king who has no accountability to the people.  In reality you’re voting to end a government of the people, by the people and for the people because you have no other choice.  

There is no one for you to vote for, you can only vote against, and it’s been that way for a very long time because the parties control the caucuses and the primaries and that’s where they eliminate all other choices except their own.

When you go to the poll and pull the curtain, the question that should be foremost in your mind is one that was voiced over two hundred years ago by Thomas Jefferson ” The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”  

“Everyone thinks that they have a hand in electing the candidates from their party. The reality is that about 140 people out of the Thousands of registered party affiliates will have a true voice in the process of selecting the candidate, and they do not have to take into account anything the Thousands of People want!” The above statement (in quotes) is the words of current a Mesa County Republican Vice Chairman Kevin McCarney and they were written in what could have only been a moment of candor.  

The statement that follows is a quote from George Washington in his farewell speech to Congress over two hundred years ago and that statement could have been made in what can only be described as a moment of clarity guided by divine providence.  His words were and are a warning to the American people that the lesser of two evils choice (however decided), remains a choice for evil.  

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

– GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

Today we have the benefit of knowing what our Founding Father’s choice was and make no mistake your grandchildren will hold you to account for the choices you make today, if by those choices they are condemned to live their lives in fear of an all powerful, all seeing federal government and they will know that fear as the definition of slavery.  It’s your choice; or is it?