Column: Nation yearns for warfare solutions from politicians

In a recent column, we discussed the sad state of the Republican Party.

Today’s Republicans lack original ideas and a positive agenda. The leading tea party politicians — such as Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and Michele Bachmann — don’t seem to like to do the work of staying in office.

Despite more than a decade of war, Republicans keep trying to get us into more wars. They like to restrict individual freedoms, except for any restraints on buying guns. And Republicans want businesses to be able to do just about whatever they want to do.

Now let’s turn our attention to the sorry state of the Democratic Party.

During the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency, Democrats, including President Barack Obama, publicly deplored the excesses of enforcement of the Patriot Act and the loss of civil liberties stemming from the “war on terror.” It turns out Democrats have continued most of these infringements and added to them.


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