When Governments “Win” Citizens are the Losers

by: Nicholas De Laat
Letter to the editor Casper Star Tribune

After decades of switching back and forth between a proclaimed “big government” party and a proclaimed “small government” party, where are we? Corporate bailouts by both parties, Patriot Act destruction of rights, constant government growth, and federally run health care. The end result is we all lose our liberties and our freedom. What is the result of the two-party system? A power struggle. Both parties claim to represent the people and, through the power struggle, both do the citizens more harm than good. As in all power struggles, we the citizens, are the losers.

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution,” said John Adams.