Ending the Republican/Democratic Stranglehold on AmericaSubmitted by IngotNews.com on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:31
I was doing some research today on ways to further assist my own path into politics, and while performing some internet searches, I came upon an advice column in which one of the statements written sparked me to write this post.
"Pick a political party. One cannot be on both sides of the fence if you are a politician. You have to pick your party...Loyalty to your political party is a must."
Of course, this is mainly referring to the main two political parties in the US - Republican and Democratic, but there a few other parties with support (libertarian - my favorite of the bunch, also green party, constitution party, etc.).
Anyway, my point is: Why must we be forced to pick between a couple flawed ideologies? And my answer is we shouldn't. If everyone in the country is running on one of a small number of platforms, then where is the choice? And if there is no choice, then what are we even doing?
I think if everyone is running on their own ideas, rather than parties, it would really make people take a closer look at each candidate rather than just saying things like "I was born a democrat, so that's how I vote" or other such nonsense. I would be very surprised if there is even one person who agrees 100% with any party, so why not just run on your platform alone? (The answer currently is probably because the current two-party system makes it impossible)
I would love to see the liberty generation running independent, and slowly removing all Republicans and Democrats from office. Is it possible? I don't know, but it is a dream of mine, which I think would have impressive effects on the future of American Government.