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A Third Party

Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 6:33 AM
As Mr Galen points out that would just fracture the republicans and give democrats the majority and the power; I would say that is one sound reason not to have a third party. The real answer is to wrest control of the Republican Party from the establishment and base our efforts on " strict constitutional values.... truly limited government and sound fiscal policy under all circumstance [as stated by MizGeek"] . If we focused the Republican Party on those ideals along with a strong defense of OUR BORDERS and a gov't focused on the concerns of individual Americans instead of the moneyed interest we would have a large majority in this country.

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,...