This federal government has become so bloated and intrusive over the past 20-30 years as to be oppressive. It has overstepped its bounds and is outside the U.S. Constitution that created it. It is largely staffed by parasites and criminals.
We have seen recently the rampant corruption that has allowed elected officials to enrich themselves with inside information that would have jailed the rest of us. They control every aspect of our lives while exempting themselves from the laws we have to abide by. The leaders of both parties in both houses of COngress have been caught with the hands in the cookie jar. And they yawned.
They gave themselves free health insurance and hefty pensions for working less than the rest of us and excluded themselves from the new healthcare laws. The only place where average incomes and home values INCREASED during the recession was Washington D.C. and Virginia counties near it.
They declared our very exhale to be a pollutant and took over-the-counter inhalers away from asthma sufferers. They banned the light-bulb and then tried to make us believe they reversed that AFTER the last domestic light-bulb factory had closed.
They send our tax dollars to Pakistan, Syria, Libya and Egypt where the governments foment hatred against us and our allies. They fund 75% of the criminally corrupt UN where anti-Americanism is the ideology of the day.
They claim it is legal to kill American citizens when they declare them to be terrorists and now say they can detain Americans without habeas corpus. We fought a revolution for that right.
They sell sophisticated weapons to countries that will use them against us but prosecute you of you open a farm stand and sell vegetables to your neighbors.
They feign disagreement on fundamental issues like taxes, spending, abortion, and homosexual rights in order to secure massive campaign contributions from the gullible who think they actually care. They redistrict themselves into perpetual reelection even as their approval ratings as a group drop below 10%.
They argue over the defense of our country while ignoring the unguarded borders here and patrol them in countries most Americans couldn't find on a map. They confuse defense spending with security to prop up a wasteful set of programs in their own districts.
They use education spending as a moral weapon against their opponents while dropout rates increase and the country falls further behind the world.
For these reasons and many many more, I believe simply picking the next-in-line candidate for President will not due. Even the leftist, Marxist, antiwar, community organizer couldn't change the course in Washington or beyond. The only candidate who is talking real and dramatic change, a drain-the-swamp-and-start-over transformative candidate is Ron Paul. The establishment, both parties and the media are scared to death of this guy. They should be.