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What Did We Learn From This Election? We Learned We Have No Choice.

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I'm getting old. I've seen this crap played out every four years of my life. The election"what can I say?  If I say I'm pleased as punch that Obama beat Romney, I would be lying. If Romney beat Obama, I would be just as sad. In fact, I wished that no one would have won this election. I wished everyone would have stayed home. The fact is, many more people opted out of voting this election.

According to The Associated Press , around 117 million are estimated to have turned out to vote for president this year. In 2008, a record-breaking 131 million voters showed up for the historic election. If these early numbers are to be believed, then voter turnout was down roughly 11 percent.

That is astounding. When you figure in population growth, the numbers should have been much higher. Still, I don't want to bullshit anyone. People like me stayed home because this election was a farce. Nobody said anything.

We have real issues in this country and electing Mr. Drone attack Kill master is not going to solve any of them. In reality, he is the cause of many of our problems, problems that did not come up in any of the three debates. Let's discuss some of these problems without any of the tacky bullshit the Democrats and Republicans came out with.

1.       Loss of American civil rights. We have lost more of our civil rights under this African-American President than we did with our former Neo-Con President. I'll gladly list some of them, although I'm sure that there are more we don't know about.

Bush-Cheney to Obama

 Of course the initial 2000 seizure of the Presidency by stopping the vote count in Florida was a kind of "coup," but following 9/ll the Bush administration defined its reign when it rolled out its anti-terrorism plan:

" The doctrine of global supremacy and the advocacy of preemptive war, outlawed by the United Nations charter.

" Refusal to recognize international law or the applicability of the Geneva Accords.

" Roundup of immigrants after 9/ll, thousands of persons held without charges.

" The Patriot Act, authorizing massive government spying, now renewed by Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress.

" Domestic deployment of the military as law enforcement in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

" Secret deportation hearings.

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Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors).

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Determination and courage from the progressive mov... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 7:35:41 AM
We also learned (actually that was cemented) that ... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 10:12:12 AM
We have no choice. Like you, I boycotted this elec... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 11:06:22 AM
No I couldn't vote for him in either election, I j... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 11:10:34 AM
to London and the banksters.  I just pointed ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:27:18 PM
Without a doubt, we in America need a third party ... by michael payne on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:01:07 PM
is to take back the public airwaves from corporate... by intotheabyss on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:29:05 PM
OWS is a start. Getting involved on the street and... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:28:41 PM
And certainly a progressive party would be a plus.... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 1:12:32 PM
Fact is, We all know what happened. You are not al... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 1:18:10 PM
I know you are too, and yes I am willing to die to... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 2:15:24 PM
Maybe we will deserve to see everything our forefa... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 3:30:33 PM
How people are so willing to "keep on keepin on" t... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 10:00:03 PM
I am with you and I do what I do for the sake of m... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 10:47:25 PM
Tim:What I'm talking about is something much bigge... by michael payne on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 1:17:22 PM
I sulked for the last two months with the same que... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 1:26:37 PM
President Theodore Roosevelt was a scoundrel. This... by Gary Kutcher on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 9:19:45 PM
I'm not commending the man, but he did the will of... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 10:38:18 PM
Funny but the federal reserve coming up for renewa... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:48:36 AM
The hundred year charter of the federal reserve co... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:55:53 AM
You're right. It's time.... by Timothy Gatto on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:14:23 PM
Yes, I think the timing is right for a peaceful re... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 1:37:54 PM
About what we need... And about how unlikely it is... by Kim Cassidy on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 2:37:29 PM
I wish I had a clue how to fix it. I know what nee... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:34:42 PM
for third parties, we could have found the answer ... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:23:02 PM
Thank You Daniel, I'm still trying.... by Timothy Gatto on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 2:02:06 PM
but we can't. There is just not enough time, circu... by Tommy Wright on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 7:50:39 PM