Most parents know the trick of letting their kids “choose”.
You give the kid two choices … either of which produces the result you want. For example, you ask:
“Do you want to clean your room and then wash your dishes … or do you want to wash first and then clean?”
The kid feels like there is “freedom of choice” … but you – the parent – get what you want.
That is exactly what America’s two-party political system is.
The American voters are given a “choice” between two parties which are nearly identical in their support of crony capitalism, never-ending bailouts for the big banks, disregard for the Bill of Rights, never-ending war, support for big oil and big nuclear, allowing the sale of crap instead of real food, and other important issues.
We have the freedom to choose … as long as we pick one of the two acceptable choices.