I AGREE WITH YOU AND YEARS AGO CHANGED MY PARTY AFFILATION TO GREEN. AND I ALSO STOP VOTING PARTY LINE AND FOR THE DEADHEAD. IF ITS A CHOICE BETWEEN THE BETTER OF THE TWO I HAVE VOTED SOCIALIST OR WHATEVER ELSE HAD AN CANDIDATE ON THE SLATE.
Ralph Nader picked up the task and came up with the idea which is (for the most part) the very idea promoted here. The Green Party would become established as a viable third party to interfere with the election of Al Gore.
The cost would be as Ralph Nader admitted, George W. Bush would become POTUS. According to Nader four years of GWB would end the Republican Party. Along the way people got behind GWB as war President and was re-elected. By the end of eight years the Republican Party was out of power in the Senate, the House, and in the White House too. The Republican Party was thoroughly defeated.
We're very close to completing our task. In order to complete the task of ending Republican Party we need to keep Republicans from power for at least one more election cycle. When the Republicans are over we can start working on the Democrats.
If we start the process over we will likely see 8 more years of another GWB. Do you really want that? I didn't think so.
The human factor is one thing that cannot be totally predicted, that is why Bush was re-elected.
I do not think getting rid of the Dems or Repubs is the answer....I think adding the Green, Libertarian, Independent, Socialist, etc. to the mix, and diluting the Dems and Repubs influence, is the way to make sure the people get full representation.
They will all be bought in one form or another, but perhaps with enough parties/people in the mix, the buying of one over another would have less effect than it currently does.
The single most politically instructive film, in my opinion, of all time was the series "I, Claudius", the PBS documentary. When Claudius proclaims "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out" what he did was to cause the end of the rule of a single bloodline of Roman emperors, which was his objective, or at least, in part.
Although Nader hasn't said quite as much, the poisons did hatch out. He actually said that it was worse than he imagined. His hope was to end the lock that corporate interests have over American politics, or to break the lock on the two-party system. I think Nader is a bit embarrassed and wouldn't claim credit now. When I consider how much of that came true I wonder if RN isn't some sort of prophet.
Now we're at the crossroads where we can allow the merry-go-round of political corruption to continue, or attempt to defeat one party to the point where a third party might seem like a second party or a first party, for that matter. I think this little analogy will put you years ahead in the game if you want to follow up.
In summary, to break the influence on the two-party system would require a near complete break of one of the other two.
Don't get me wrong. I think your intentions are great, and I hope you follow through. This is exactly what I would be doing if I had the skill that you have at production. I just wanted to bring up this opportunity that it might be possible to adopt Nader's prophecy that he might wish to abandon, and this would put you years ahead.
We the People need to get ride of our Treasonous Supreme Court Justices who voted for the corporate funding of politicians. The Constitution says for the People and by the People.
This is our most pressing issue, because with a morally bankrupt Supreme Court, they can rule against us day after day after day. A moral Supreme Court will help us make a better United States of America.
Agreed. But, unless we change the way Washington works and get rid of all the people that have become entrenched within the system, the U.S. Supreme Court will continue to be what it is...corporate owned and operated.
Don't you think people that are susceptible to corruption/power addicts are the people that runs for these positions? If so, getting rid of Supreme Court Justices only to replace them with the next in line, would still be more of the same. Lobbying, and corporate, private election funding is the real culprit I think.