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A Third Party

lutherlutheran Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 5:22 PM
The two party system will never change. Those in power will neve allow it to come to fruition. It would destroy their aportioning of positions on issues between two parties and take away their power to manipulate the electoral situation. Those in power play off one set of stands against another in such a way a given outcome is all but assured. After all, those in power know better than the great unwashed. In the end, it is they, and their business interests, who profit at the expense of our incomes, freedoms, and social values. All of them need to be voted out of office.

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,...