Skip to comments.Maybe We Really Do Need a Third Party
Posted on 07/09/2012 1:20:40 PM PDT by IbJensen
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When the Chief Justice of the United States formally throws out the constitutional limits on government, we no longer have a constitutional republic!!
Exactly right bump!
Crony Capitalism is a bi-partisan provider of election campaign support, and finds bi-partisan takers for that support
Maybe we should just repeal and replace the two existing ones.
Who, this time, are the two best?
“The First American Republic is dead. Died some time ago. It will take CWII to establish a Second American Republic.”
“Long live the grass roots tea party rebellion!! Long live the Republic!! Long live Liberty!!”
After I posted, I realized I didn’t fully explain what I meant but I didn’t correct that.
I meant that all parties involved would run in a national primary and the two best vote getters would run in November.
Since that system doesn’t exist, your question doesn’t apply. Our individual state primaries are so scattered across time and so different in format and results that they are hard to interpret. One guy runs away with one state and another guy runs away with a different state.
The stupid debate formats are a jumble of liberal moderator gotcha questions combined with unequal treatment of candidates. The winner is based on who has the best one-liners rather than the best ideas. They aren’t even debates.
Having multiple parties makes the problem even more complicated, though.
What I don’t want is a candidate being able to win the presidential election with 40% of the vote. I would like to at least pretend that we can narrow our selection to two candidates.
With people voting not for the best person in their party but rather for the worst person in the other party is another complication.
What’s the best solution? I don’t know.
And let's not forget Campaign Finance Reform which GW Bush signed because - he said - the SCOTUS would nix it anyway. It was approved. GOP-appointed judges do not have the best track record over the last 50 years re: Constitutional freedoms. Does the Constitution still rule the country?
And, of course, a country without a border is not a country - it is a territory... Thanks to SCOTUS for that also, making it unlawful for a state to protect its citizens from foreign invasion.
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