Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign is the only hope of ending the political theater of Democrats vs Republicans.

The battle of the two parties gives voters the illusion of choice. However, in reality, they are one party: the Washington establishment.

This party loves wars.

Republican President George W. Bush sent troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Democratic President Barack Obama only withdrew troops from Iraq on Bush’s timeline. He also sent troops to Libya and other parts of Africa.

Bush, Obama and all other 2012 presidential candidates except for Paul also show no interest in getting out of the business of policing the world.

This party also loves to take way civil liberties guaranteed by the constitution. It does so by pretending the U.S. is in a permanent state of war on its own soil.

Bush signed the Patriot Act into law. Obama extended it. Obama will also forever be remembered as the president who signed the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens into law.

This party is the party of big government spending. One might think the Republicans are for small government. The Republicans, however, only squabble over meager debt reductions or reductions in spending increases.

This party supports the failed and racist “War on Drugs” policy. It does not care about the reckless, unchecked, and wealth transferring behavior of the Federal Reserve.

The only meaningful difference the parties have – on something that actually matters – is health care.

This party is controlled by the elite, which wants to keep the status quo and preserve their stranglehold of power over America. Its policies are bankrupting America, gutting the middle class and will bring the country to ruins.

The only real choice Americans have are third-party (or third-party) leaning candidates like Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader.

At first glance, one might think Paul and Kucinich are polar opposites, Paul being an ultra-conservative and Kucinich being an ultra-liberal.

Kucinich and Paul, however, are good friends and have worked together in the past. If elected President, Paul said he would actually consider Kucinich for a cabinet post.

Politicians like Paul and Kucinich disagree on issues like government spending and the regulation of businesses.

However, on issues like the Federal Reserve, military adventurism, the failed “War on Drugs” and protecting civil liberties, they stand together in disagreement with the Washington establishment.

In 2012, Paul is the only viable third-party leaning candidate. This is largely due to his campaign’s maturity, his devoted supporters and his name recognition.

Even if one does not agree with all of his political stances, one should consider voting for a virtuous and anti-establishment candidate like Ron Paul.

In the first state caucus of the year, Paul finished third, receiving 4,000 votes less than Rick Santorum and winner Mitt Romney.

While Paul’s finish was respectable, it is still disappointing that Romney garnered much of the anti-Obama vote even though both politicians belong to the party of the Washington establishment.

Consider this telling fact: individuals associated with Goldman Sachs were the second biggest donor to Obama’s campaign in 2008 and the largest donor to Romney’s campaign in 2012.

Goldman Sachs isn’t fooled. Neither should you.