Skip to comments.Millennials Should Break the Cycle of Alternating Political Parties
Posted on 10/01/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT by kathsua
For the last century control of the United States has cycled between the 19th Century Democratic and Republican parties. Voters choose between the old ideas of the Democratic Party and the old ideas of the Republican Party. The two parties are mired in the same old partisan conflicts election after election. The Democrats in particular seem more interested in playing partisan political games than in dealing seriously with the nation's problems. Republicans are increasingly following their example.
Millennials need to decide whether they want to continue the politics of their grandparents' generation or replace the 19th Century parties with 21st Century parties.
President Donald Trump has compared Washington to a swamp. One of the most unpleasant aspects of swamps is stagnant water due to a lack of fresh water flowing into the swamp to push the stagnant water out. Washington is a swamp because of a lack of new ideas. New parties could bring new ideas to Washington and the rest of country like fresh water entering a swamp.
Replacing a political party can take a couple of elections. Thus, Congressional candidates, as well as candidates for other offices, need to remind voters that even if the third party candidate doesn't win this year, voters will be telling the "outdated parties" that voters want new options. A strong finish will make it easier for the candidate to run again or encourage a replacement In districts in which there is no third party candidate, Millenials might get together and agree to support one of their number to run as a write in candidate.
At the national level the party out of power is easiest to replace because it has fewer entrenched incumbents. Thus, third party candidates running for Congress should say they are THE alternative to the Republicans regardless of which party the incumbent in that district belongs to.
Voters a century ago had negative attitudes toward the major parties. Voters began voting for third party candidates. The effort didn't replace either party, but the third parties did force changes in the actions of the parties. Major changes included direct election of Senators and giving women the right to vote
The stupid Millennials fell in love with self proclaimed SOCIALIST BERNIE, so looking for them to change anything for the better, is INSANE!
Millenials were sadly never taught to critically think.. they were “educate” around critical theory, not critical thinking... as such they are just bundles of emotion and outrage and no ability to reason.
“Emotion is a great servant and a terrible master.”
Left wing politics require you to have emotion as your master, not your servant.
Not True with Trump or the Trump Republicans. Their actions speak volumes.
Old Time Reps like Flake, Murkowski and Colins are RINOs.
By the time this gaggle of morons wakes up, IF they ever do, it'll be too late.
So what third party should millennials vote for? In 2016 the “Libertarian” party nominated Gary Johnson, who was for a carbon tax. So were Jill Stein of the Green Party and Hillary Clinton of the Democrat Party. The Republican Party alone stood out on that issue. Millennials, want the gubment to control every bit of your energy consumption and even more? Vote for another party besides the Republican Party.
Same for open borders, which makes millennials have to compete with illegal aliens for jobs. What borders defenders there are in Washington are solely in the Republican Party, not one of the third parties.
Same for cutting back on our national defense. Millennials, want your country taken over in your lifetime? If not taken over then at least pushed around completely like Russia does Europe? Then vote for somebody else besides the Republican Party.
Democrats shouldnt be replaced and have no alternative? The author really means just one party needs to be replaced. Why bother with the pretense of objectivity in the first paragraph or two?
Its not just lousy parents, its multigenerational educational abuse.
Critical Thinking skills are not taught, and don’t give me the liberals are at fault either, because George Bush gave us Common Core, which is a sure fire way to make sure your kids can’t understand basic mathematics....
The schools are intentionally designed to make sure your child is not capable of critical thinking... Critical Thought has been replaces by Critical Theory... its designed to create adults who are ruled by emotion and unable to think things through critically...
Democrats have been replaced. With communists. And they are pulling the GOPe futher lefr.
Neither party is worth keeping in any way, if power cannot be diffused through a wider variety of viewpoints.
Many of the founders opposed all political parties for a reason, and the reason wasn’t because they didn’t understand what political parties do or accomplish.
Power needs to be decentralized.
The third party is the same nonsense mantra... There will no serious third party, and if there ever was, it would simply replace, or wind up absorbed one of the existing 2 parties...
The odds of a third party carving out a nitch in the US system to get large enough and strong enough to compete at the national level with the 2 existing parties is highly unlikely....
What could happen is one party marches too far one way, or the other, and a third party takes their place, while they die on the vine.... but again that’s not all that likely.
Gen X can split off and become the freedom party
The moronials will become the free-stuff party
The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests. ― Alexander HamiltonThe Democrat principle is the Republic is to be judged, not against real alternatives, but against the paper tiger which is socialism (which, dont you know, hasnt been tried).
The Democrat Party cannot be replaced without a cataclysmic fall from public trust by the journalism establishment. Because the Democrat Party and the journalism establishment are joined at the hip.
What’s coming next is blatant marxist revolution as espoused by today’s young “hip” democrats. The current battles with dems and RINOs will seem tame compared to what’s coming.
Millennials are the problem.
If millennials learned this they wouldn’t be alternating political parties!
....You cannot spend your way to wealth.
....What one person receives without working another person must work without receiving.
....The government cannot give to anybody anything the government does not first take away from somebody else.... It’s not the governments money it’s your money.
“Power needs to be decentralized.”
That is certainly true.
We also need to grow the House of Representatives to something much larger than 435. Obviously I don’t want to see something like 2000 Reps all with luxury benefits and the like ... but I’d like to see a much larger number of Reps so that some alternate viewpoints can be elected. That’ll help dissolve the two party stranglehold.
The Republican Party already suffers from too much of the moderate tail wagging the conservative dog. Blaming "the Party" for the Kavanaugh fiasco is a Democrat trick to suppress our turnout. In reality, the Republican Party as a whole is very solid on his confirmation, with 48/51 Republicans having NEVER EVEN MADE THE SLIGHTEST SUGGESTION THEY WOULD NOT VOTE TO CONFIRM.
Three Senators are holding our Party hostage right now. Imagine picking up 2-3 (and 5-6 is even possible) more seats in the Senate. Collins and Murkowski could be thoroughly marginalized and we could tell them to vote the Party line or lose their precious chairmanships. We can't do that now; we have to kiss their asses.
A Third Party option that siphons off moderates into their own caucus would give them even more power.
The fact is "moderates" weaken the Party message. They're invariably Quislings and traitors, and they go running to the other party when they don't get support from the party that funds them, to the very great accolades of the press when they're punching right, and to completely being ignored when they're punching left.
Moderates don't volunteer. They don't give money. They don't help w/ GOTV efforts. They don't burn down the phone lines. They're a complete burden and giving them even more influence than the completely undeserved amount the already get is ridiculous.
Okay, so some kids yearn to fit in/be popular, so will go over to the "dark side", and some might just rebel, but a parent can STILL over ride all of that.
Even wild animals do a better job of raising their offspring, preparing them for the world, than a whole lot of human parents have and are doing today!
Frankly, I don't remember being taught "critical thinking" at school and I'm a "WAR BABY", so my salad days are long gone. OTOH...we NEVER dealt with "feelings" in factual classes such as history, science, or math.
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