I love the fact that armchair "Republicans" (and I use that term loosely since I think we can all agree there is no Republican movement anymore, only Neoconservatives and Moral Majority demagogues) always blame the Democrats for everything, yet offer no alternative.
Stop parroting the talking heads. I'm so sick of the efforts of politicians to demonize one another, rather than make a freaking decision. Not that the Democrats are any better, but at least ideas for social change are being brought forth. The current system is untenable, everyone can agree to that, yes?
The idea that every man should have a plot of land and a gun, and take care of his own, free of taxes and other monetary burdens is fallacy- until that man learns to farm his own vegetables, shoot and cook his own food, take his own trash to the dump, manage his own sewer, etc. etc.
You can't have it half way, people. If you're going to sit around on a forum and complain, get out there and change your life. Move to a desert island and build your own compound, stop with the whiny philosophy, it's nothing but cowardice.
I doubt anyone here thinks Socialism can work or is "utopia", not with the fundamental knowledge that people are corrupt in nature- NO system of government is without potential for corruption, therefore all of this railing and rending of garments is ridiculous.
Republican, Democrat, for us to put our faith blindly in the system is obviously irresponsible, and questioning them is our right, since we live in a country that suffers criticism of it's leaders. Thank goodness.