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A Third Party

Lindaislost Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:28 AM
I would love to have a party to represent me. I am a moderate and closer to Libertarian than Republican. Evangelicals have ruined the party.....it should be no business of the government to legislate abortion, marriage, rights specific to any one group. The Tea Party has it right. Let's work for small government, responsible spending, individual freedom and stay out of people's bedrooms.
Wumingren Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:41 AM
It should also be no business of the government to force evangelicals to pay for the condums, morning after pill, birth control pills, and abortions of those engaged in sex. You say, "Stay out of my bedroom!" I say, "Fine! I'm just trying to get back the wallet your w-h-o-r-e stole from me! She has it there on her night stand." The Left says the morning after pill given to 13-year-olds will cut the number of abortions the rest of us have to pay for, but it neglects all epidemic of herpes, genital warts, HIV, and other uncurable STDs that will cost more than all the abortions avoided. The morning after pill IS an abortion, just to keep it clear.

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,...