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I have personally been open to the possibility of aligning with a third party, but so far have not found one. I could be a libertarian, in that I'm in favor of their stance on individual freedoms, but they are, alas, also laissez faire capitalists, which would leave our government still in the hands of the multi-nationals and other corporate behemoths. I also would like to avoid paying taxes and escape the individual mandate in the health care bill, but I am not convinced that this country could really run without tax revenues.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Fell free to use the name previously dreamed up in the thread -- R.O.A.R. - Reform Our American Republic. Take it if you like it... or not, there may certainly be something better (though that's pretty damn good ).
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by time91
You have only two hands, a left and a right.
Those are the only two relevant directions this nation can go.
We are limited to two... Left or right, republican or democrat, liberal or conservative. There are are variants of severity within these two directions but little room for movement, everything else is semantics.
That is an inescapable reality.
The best we Americans can reach for is a balance of power within the branches of government.
You're all dreaming if you believe you can change this system, or break free of the stranglehold these two parties have on our government.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
.. but you can stay in your imaginative world where there is only left or right in everything.
Thinking it is possible to break out of this two party system is pure fantasy.
Originally posted by time91
So you think there are not a lot of upset people out there after Bush and Obama? Now is the time for a third party, if there ever was one.
Originally posted by time91
reply to post by Fractured.Facade
Care to respond to the rest of my post?
I refuse to believe that two parties whose leaders are war mongering, corrupt, incompetent, and who each enact laws and move the country away from freedom and towards more control are the only options we have. Not to mention they both bend over for the bankers.
They both come together for certain things (see above). Everything else is just theatrics to score political points and keep the public entertained.
Is a 'balance of power' between these two horrible parties really 'our only hope'.
So I guess sustained worldwide military expansion combined with corruption, poor monetary policy leading to a deficit spiraling out of control, and a breakdown of our system which justifies an expanding federal government is what we aspire to now? Really?