Trump and Sanders

Revolution in 2016? Sanders or Trump?

Bernie Sanders promises a “revolution” in November. What he really means, if elected, is more of the same, only bigger – more taxes, more spending, and more redistribution of other people’s money.

The probability that any American political candidate will accomplish any “revolutionary” domestic reforms is slim to none. Even means testing for entitlements is anathema across the American political spectrum.

American politicians of both parties posture, pander, and prosper on the supply side of entitlements. If there is to be real difference among 2016 candidates, variations are likely to be found mostly in foreign/military policy, not social programs.

  • Brett_McS

    Revolutions are never a good idea; they all end up concentrating power. Yes, even the original American one, as justified as many feel it was. But this isn’t even that.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The American Constitution institutionalized separation of power with checks and balances to curb one branch from usurping the powers of the other branches. While these mechanisms may seem frayed today, the Constitution has held with only 27 amendments over 226 years.

      • FactsWillOut

        Free market law and order lasted 400 years in Iceland, and over 1000 in Ireland.
        In 226 years, the USA is now the proud record holder of the highest level of incarceration on the planet.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          What percentage are white?

          • FactsWillOut

            Good question.
            Probably 70% or so is my guess.
            Face it, the Bill of Rights isn’t a living document, it’s dead.
            The 1A is dead. The 2A is dead. The 4A is dead.
            The feds are working on the 13th with Apple as we speak, to the sound of thunderous applause
            SCOTUS and the Executive branch make law now.
            Asset seizure without due process is a daily thing.


          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My guess is that minorities are over represented because of their inherent cultural inferiority.
            Asset seizure happens mainly to the people who have money so that white percentage would drop a few points if that problem was fixed.

          • FactsWillOut

            I agree.
            Still, though, you must admit, the 14th and the Civil Rights Act were “passed” in violation of the 1A.
            The 2A, well, I don’t see any RPG’s at local hardware stores, or any guns at all.
            I am reminded of a quote from a defense lawyer’s advice to his client in a movie, that sums up quite nicely what campaigns add up to:
            “But the most we can hope for is to get you buried in secrecy so your grave don’t get violated!”

          • Clink9

            White 58%
            Black 37%


            And all of are innocent I tell ya!

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    • Clink9

      You just know he’s over the right targets …

  • Clausewitz

    Trump worries me. Sanders terrifies me