Tired of the social injustices of the Republican Party? Frustrated by the intrusive and anti-business economic policies of the Democratic Party? If you answered YES to both of these issues, you may be a secret Libertarian -- you've just never known the right label.
Is Mr. Obama -- in his inner core -- a transformational philosopher or a partisan politician? Did he change his mind over the past four years? Did he figure out the realities of D-versus-R on Capitol Hill? Does this mean all-out war with the Republicans?
Neither party stands for anything permanent. For several years, I've been hoping for a realignment that produces a party system representing mainstream America, with the fringe elements agitating in the wings. I'm still hoping.
What problems and injustices in our society bother you? Whatever it is, the only way those problems can be addressed is by a government that is truly accountable to the people. We believe a system of Local Electors would do just that.
Those who do not see any personal benefit to paying taxes to help those in need frequently also have lots of money to invest in political outcomes. Does anyone honestly believe that the numerous groups of poor have the resources to change this reality?
The never-ending partisan bickering we hear is noise that distracts us from the real problem--a public that can't realistically participate in democracy. Only by focusing on this root problem can we truly address the problems that face us. We believe this is a good solution.
It is a lot of work to sift through political party platforms, more than most folks are willing to do. So, I am going to attempt to simplify for the reader what the two parties have in mind for the future of the great state of Texas.
Societies must recognize the importance of women, who comprise over half of the world's population, participating fully in policy decisions that are made at the local, national, and international levels.
There aren't too many things that can be satisfactorily explained with a single, two-valued variable like left-right. And I never found satisfying a discussion of which of the Republican candidateswas farther right or who was more conservative.
Isn't it clear by now that flesh and blood humans have made a complete mess of things? We trust corporations with what we eat, watch, drive, and do online -- so why not complete the circle and give corporations our vote?
Whether the Democrats and Republicans like it or not, they are in bed together and may as well be married. Since the Democrats and Republicans can't divorce, our only hope is that reconciliation is possible.
Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.