Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All Politicians the Same...?

How often have you heard it expressed that "all politicians are just the same? The difference between the Democrats and the Republicans in America is like the difference between Coke and Pepsi--mere sloganeering."  But is this really true?

Let's take some a concrete example.  Was Reagan really "just the same" as Carter?  I would submit that they were not.  Carter presided over a recession while Reagan ignited an economic boom in this country.  The Carter years witnessed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan while during the Reagan/Bush years the Soviet Union was decisively routed without a shot being fired in anger.  There was an appreciable increase in human freedom that is directly attributable to the efforts of Ronald Reagan aided, of course by Thatcher and Pope John Paul.

Those who claim that "all politicians are alike" are simply not being sufficiently discriminating.

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