I have previously stated that I’m done with the Republican Party. It’s just been disappointment after disappointment with those jerks. I would take it a step further, and say that all the parties are disappointments, which is why we need a new party, a party whose goal is to actually fix things, not just throw money at a problem and say they fixed it. A party of Science.
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Did you watch the debates last night?
Were you upset that your party’s candidate was arrested? What’s that? You say you didn’t see Romney or Obama get arrested, well of course you didn’t. It was the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, with her running mate, Cheri Honkala, that were arrested for protesting the fact that there were no third-party candidates included in the debates. I would have loved the inclusion of Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or Virgil Goode in the debates.
The problem, is how the debates are set up. First off, is that the debates are run by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which was created by the Democrat and Republican parties. That means that right off the back, the Republicans and Democrats are in control. The second problem, is that they require a candidate to have at least 15% of the vote in at least 5 major polls before they are allowed to be in the debate. This is of course only going to hurt the smaller parties as they are pushed out-of-the-way. Many people don’t even realize that they have options outside of our two-party system.
If this were the corporate world, we’d probably be seeing some antitrust action going on, but since this is politics, and the politicians in charge get to tell us how it will work, nothing is going to change…
Unless, that is, we do something about it. The three most popular “third-party” options are, Green, Libertarian, and Constitution Parties. What I would propose, is that when we are polled, we don’t say we are voting for either Democrat or Republican, and instead, we choose one of these third-party candidates. All we need is for 15% of the polls to go to one of them. We have four years to get the word out and bring them more into the public sight. Monetarily speaking, these candidates don’t have the backing of the giant funding machines that are the Democrat and Republican parties, so you won’t see tons of commercials airing on every channel, so these debates would put them on an even level, and maybe after a couple of elections, we would start to see some real change in the registration numbers. Already people are leaving the two main parties by the thousands, but it’s not enough, we also need to spread the word about other parties.
Our founding fathers warned us about the party system, and the dangers of bowing down before them. They’d be pissed as hell if they saw how we elect people now. Together we can get some real change in Washington, and kick out these assbags that think they own the place.
I don’t care if you are a diehard Hillary supporter, or thing that Mitt is the second coming, if you are polled, you tell them your vote goes to anybody but a Democrat or Republican.
Besides, Jessie Venture said that he would run if we could guarantee him a spot in the debates, and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to see that?