How does this apply to you? Easily! Are you …. ?
- A member or supporter of one of the many “third parties” in American politics? Then you know just how frustrating it is to have ideas that resonate with voters, but to be unable to represent these voters in government.
- A liberal who thought a Democrat President, House, and Senate in 2008 would mean an end of war, torture, domestic spying, civilian-killing drone strikes, and illegal detention, to herald the coming of universal health care, advancements in civil rights, and better education? Yet you got just the opposite, consistently.
- A conservative who thought the Republican President, House, and Senate in 2000 would reign in government spending, keep big government from spying on Americans, stop favoritism in trade policy, and focus on individual freedoms and responsibility, and government accountability? Yet you got just the opposite, consistently.
- An Occupier, member of the 99%, loud and liberal, and ready for action? Well, this is it. Turn occupation into action. Turn dissent into politics. The underlying premise of Occupy Wall Street was the greed and corruption of the banking elites, who have infiltrated both Duopoly Parties.
- A Tea Party member who has seen their movement manipulated and absorbed by the GOP and become obstructionist, while only proposing spending cuts in education, health, transportation, and the environment, and allowing the continued expansion DoD, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, War on Drugs, War on Terror, and War on the Middle Class?
- A liberal in a “red state” or a conservative in a “blue state”? If you comprise 40% of the population and vote, losing to 60%, would you rather the victor gain 100% of the governmental control, or 60% with the minority receiving 40%?
- Worried about the economy? Both Duopoly Parties rely on the Federal Reserve to regulate big banks, but the Federal Reserve is a privately owned company comprised of banking elite! When the big banks made risky investments with toxic derivatives, they created a bubble. When the bubble burst, millions of people lost their homes or the value of their homes. The Federal Reserve printed more money from thin air, “loaned” it to the big banks (themselves) at no interest, gave multi-billion dollar retirement packages to the architects of our financial collapse, then loaned the money to our citizens and our government at high interest rates. That’s voodoo economics, and it is destroying our economy for all but the ultra-wealthy.
- Concerned about ethics in government? Every year, members of both Duopoly Parties are exposed over and over for ethics violations. They consist of character flaws, misuse of power and money, and most importantly, of making corrupt political decisions against the betterment of their constituents, but rather for the gain of other individuals and businesses.
- Concerned about civil liberties, states rights, and big government? The Democratic Party makes many claims to be supporting your civil liberties, while re-authorizing the Patriot Act, torture, indefinite detention and assassinations. The Republican Party claims to be fiscally responsible and federally small, after borrowing trillions of dollars to start two massive wars and inflate every facet of the federal government. Both parties’ national agendas do not foster state parties’ dissension.
- A citizen who voted for Ralph Nader because of his convictions, but would have supported Al Gore as a second choice? [a strong factor in Al Gore’s loss to Bush JR]
- A citizen who voted for Ross Perot because of his convictions, but would have voted for Bush SR as a second choice? [a strong factor in Bush SR loss to Clinton]
- Concerned primarily about a big issue, like war, abortion, immigration, gun control, or gay rights? The Duopoly Parties bring all these issues up tirelessly, but the reality is that both parties’ legislation and action on all these issues has been minimal or identical at a federal level, even in 2000 and 2008 with single party control of the House, Senate, and Executive branches. Activist groups, activist judges, and activist state governors have taken control of these issues. Issues belong to the voters.
- Not part of the 7% of Americans polled recently who believe the congress is doing a “good” or “excellent” job?