I have always felt that a third party has been needed in the United States, and I was just wondering what everyone else thinks. I was just saying this because when you get down to all today, it really is only about voting for the names and the party names than it is voting for people who have different agendas. I would like to see the Libertarian Party become that third party due to my anarchist tendencies; however, I do realize that some form of government will always exist -because theoretically anarchy is a form of government- and I would like to see a government that focuses on defending the individual and the nation, keep law and order, and provide a stable currency. That's just me though, I could be wrong and I welcome your opinion.
And if I did anything wrong, please excuse me for this is my first post here.
Well, I agree. The more cellular providers, the cheaper and better your product becomes. Without competition we would never be where we are today. It drives technology and just about everything relies on technology today in some way (even politics). So, I apply the same logic... there will be a good balance if it weren't for main-stream media. In my opinion, they are really the ones to blame.
And as I've been saying for years... I can bank online, why can't I freakin vote online? This country (my home country) would be in a lot better shape if everyone could vote easily.
Fascism there's only one choice. In our system, the best system, we have two choices. So, in the best possible system we have one more choice than fascism. - Colin Quinn
Q: do you think we need a 3rd party?
A: no, but I think we need a second one.
The more choices the better.
I think if we had a third party that actually stood a chance of being a threat to the the other two, it might create some incentive for the two current parties to focus more on what the people actually want. Democrats and Republicans have become slack and they don't keep their election promises, because they know that voters are just going to vote for one party anyway without actually putting thought into it. That's how it is in my state. The republicans have been in the majority since WWII, and they just do whatever the fuck they want to because they know that no matter what, they will still get re-elected. And they do. They waste everyone's time passing 'message' bills that don't actually change or do anything, and they pass bills that they know are unconstitutional just to send a message to the federal government and then proceed to wast millions of dollars defending these unconstitutional bills in court, knowing that they are going to loose. The people here do nothing but bitch about their shennanigans, but come election time they never fail to either vote straight republican or not vote at all. I think the problem with politics today isn't so much the parties, but the people who vote for them.
I believe the parties are relatively corporate-run, with little heed to the common citizen. Voting means little to me, since it's rare that I'd like either candidate. On the other hand, about 90% of Republicans are young Earth creationists, so I might lean toward the Democrats, who are at least slightly lower in religious stupidity. A secular party would do nicely, if we had more than just the population of this site to vote for them =/