Picture a nation where all representatives are Independent with no party affiliation. I can dream, right?
Here we are stuck in the Republican, Democrat, 3rd Party scenario. We need candidates to do whatever it takes to run as an Independent (and I realize that will be a huge task). Unless someone can educate me otherwise, I don't think you need to be a member of a political party to run for office (although it's probably easier if you are). Screw the political parties... look where we've found ourselves today under their guidance (I wouldn't call it leadership). Be Independent, defend and protect the Constitution as per the oath you will swear, and do what is right for your constituents rather than blindly following the tenets of some political party.
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