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A Third Party

johnm h Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:27 AM
A third party to counter the right wing? Give me a break. A third party would be formed to counter the liberal establishments of both parties. It would be a coalition of libertarians, constitutionalists and the religious right. These are not natural bed fellows in everything but they all oppose authoritarian rule, giant corporations who are allied with centralized government, and they favor decentralization, small business and the rule of law.

During the Q & A section of my speech to the Chamber group here last night, someone asked what I thought about the concept of a third party to counter the influence of the right wing of the Republican Party.

If there were a true independent third party in the U.S. House and Senate of, say, 10 percent of the membership that would mean 43 Members in the House and 10 Senators.

It is unlikely that either Republicans or Democrats would have enough votes to organize either Chamber without the buy-in of the independents.

Or, put another way,...