|America's two party system needs|
more political parties.
How about this one?
(1.1)>>Bernie Sanders, would have been the dream of a "third party" candidate, but now may have been forever flushed away... since he never ran as independent . Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979). Sanders how ever may play a part in the political system of Hillary Clinton's Administration of she is successful .There is one alternative that is worth a look at .The electorate’s overwhelming disapproval of the (1.2)>>“demopublican” nominees provides an ideal opportunity for the disaffected to gather behind an alternative outside her smug declaration of a two-party choice, (1.3)>>the Libertarian Party has been a political nonentity. Sure, voters might know a few of the top-line principles—limited government, limited economic regulation, a lot of individual liberty—but chances are they have not given much thought to a party that has never put a candidate in Congress.A third-party candidate winning a general election is pretty unlikely. But there are some small signs Americans have grown more interested in the Libertarian Party since Trump has caught fire. The conservative Breitbart News has noted “spasms” among libertarian-leaning Republicans since Trump won Indiana, and it encouraged “PANIC” over an uptick in Google searches for the party. One way to help lose American conservatism would be to support Gary Johnson, the Libertarian party’s presumptive nominee for president. Johnson, in an interview with on Monday, said he’s jazzed that Weld decided to partner with him last week to seek the vice presidential slot. Hearing someone is a Libertarian can, Johnson says, make them “infer loose screws, but [Weld] brings, oh my goodness, a Good Housekeeping seal of approval, and I’m not talking theoretical here. Over the last five days we’ve had 32 national media requests [after the Weld news]. That’s never remotely happened before.”Johnson left New Mexico with a budget surplus. He's a fiscal hawk and a honest man something very rare in today's politicians.So for those who prefer the status quo, go ahead and vote for a fraud or a crook. For many of us who refuse to settle for the crap the major parties keep bringing us, is there a better choice and that choice is Gary Johnson. Johnson also topped the Libertarian ticket in 2012, earning 1 percent of the vote on his way to a third-place finish. In his home state, Johnson earned 3.6 percent of the total vote, not making much of a difference in Barack Obama's 10-point margin of victory over Mitt Romney.If the goal is preventing either Trump or Clinton from being inaugurated in 2017, the only real option is keeping Trump or Clinton from getting a majority of electoral votes. If that happened, the election would go to the House of Representatives to decide. Setting aside the outcry that would result, it's worth considering what it would take for that to happen.
CORE VALUES OF THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY
"Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom that marks this country above all others; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America's founders." According to the party, "Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction."
The Libertarian Party web site can be further studied here : https://www.lp.org/
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1.1)>>Bernie Sanders. Last year I wrote about Sanders . I would have considered him a better President if he would have won . The odds of winning were not on his side all though . Considering the Democratic party platform was set up for Hillary. THE REPUBLICANS as I said before had played the game that they were anti-Trump , but instead were for him from the VARY beginning . RIGGED ELECTIONS ARE REAL! (1.2)>>“demopublican”. The awfulness of Donald Trump and the awfulness of Hillary Clinton can make conservative Republicans feel helpless. People talk about how Trump is so awful, but they never have any concrete details. And those that do usually seem to revolve around personality or rumors. We're not voting for class president, we're voting for President. Is Trump "mean"? I sure hope so, its about time we had someone who can take on the vicious Democrats. The real questions are these - Does Trump love this country? Does Trump believe the US government should operate on behalf of US citizens or foreigners? Do the answers to the preceding two questions inform his politics? (1.3)>>the Libertarian Party. In 1972, "Libertarian Party" was chosen as the party's name, selected over "New Liberty Party." The first official slogan of the Libertarian Party was "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (abbreviated "TANSTAAFL"), a phrase popularized by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1966 novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, sometimes dubbed "a manifesto for a libertarian revolution". The current slogan of the party is "The Party of Principle". The preamble outlines the party's goals: "As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others" and "Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands." Its Statement of Principles begins: "We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual." The Statement of Principles is foundational to the ideology of the party and was created specifically to bind the party to certain core principles with a high parliamentary burden for any amendment. The platform emphasizes individual liberty in personal and economic affairs, avoidance of "foreign entanglements" and military and economic intervention in other nations' affairs, and free trade and migration. It calls for Constitutional limitations on government as well as the elimination of most state functions. It includes a "Self-determination" section which quotes from the Declaration of Independence and reads: "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of individual liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to agree to such new governance as to them shall seem most likely to protect their liberty." It also includes an "Omissions" section which reads: "Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval."This includes favoring minimally regulated markets, a less powerful federal government, strong civil liberties (including LGBT rights), (the party supports same-sex marriage), the liberalization of drug laws, separation of church and state, open immigration, non-interventionism and neutrality in diplomatic relations, free trade and free movement to all foreign countries, and a more representative republic. The party's position on abortion is that government should stay out of the matter and leave it to the individual, but recognizes that some libertarians' opinions on this issue are different. Ron Paul, one of the former leaders of the Libertarian Party, is strictly pro-life, but believes that that is an issue that should be left to the states and not enforced federally. Meanwhile, Gary Johnson, the party's 2012 and 2016 presidential candidate, is pro-choice.The Libertarian Party has also supported the repeal of NAFTA, CAFTA, and similar trade agreements, as well as the United States' exit from the World Trade Organization and NATO.