a reply to: Irishhaf
Veterans Party ? - True there have been, and there still are many political parties in the US
- remember from way back when, Ned Buntline and 'The Know Nothings'?
And also of course we had the Constitution Party, Ralph Nader and his environmentalists, the still active Libertarians,
etc., etc., etc.
I imagine a full study of political parties in America would come up with hundreds, if not thousands of them
- All now footnotes to history.
But these parties, except in rare circumstances, like when they say Ralph Nader's Green Party supposedly took
votes from Al Gore and therefore gave the Presidency to Bush have had little power and meaning historically.
That's not what I'm talking about here - I'm talking about a serious 'middle of the the road' and powerful
central coalition of like minded people and politicians who want to start government working again
- Working for most, a new majority - not this politial 'football game; as somoine just descibed it
- Not a dysfunctional political system that encourages manipulators and 'reality stars' like Trump to seize power
because the people are so thoroughly divided that they vote out of desperation instead of what is good for them
- At this point people don't even know what's good - So anyone who makes the case that he can get the system
working wins - And he does get the system working - But for whose benefit?
It's time to take America back - And a powrful third political party can do it.
I koow Trump said he was going to do this - But the way things are going we now have a typical basicaly right-wing
Republican who has alienated everyone on the left.
First Obama, then Trump - Somehow I got to believe there is an intelligent middle.
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting
measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
― John Adams, The Works Of John Adams, Second President Of The United States
“Political parties are on the hunt to search and destroy each other, as though we were involved in some kind of enemy combat, rather than the
work of statesmanship.”
― John Lewis, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
“I am not for the left or the right, but for what is right over the wrong. I am not an elephant or a donkey, but a lion that stands only with
Truth and my conscience.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
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