Sunday, November 05, 2006

There ARE Other Political Parties

Remember, Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day. You HAVE to vote!

If you feel that you just can't bring yourself to vote again for your favorite Republican candidate, but there's no way in hell you'll vote for the Democratic candidate, it doesn't mean you should stay home. There are other political parties out there and your choice does not have to be limited to just the two. You know who the BIGGEST supporters of the Two-And-Only-Two Party System are? The two major political parties. They don't want you to think that another political party will represent you better because that would spoil the nice little racket they have set up for themselves. Why do you think that "Majority Leader" and "Minority Leader" (as if there could only be two) are offical government titles? Because a system where one political party does not have a clear, greater-than-50% majority would destroy everything they've set up for themselves. It would diminish the power they have, so they resist it. But you can ruin that for them by electing candidates from he other parties. Look, I'm not naive. I'll be the first to admit that I would be surprised as hell if anyone other than a Republican or Democrat (with the exception of Socialist Bernie Sanders running for US Senator from VT) gets elected, but I would also be thrilled. As I find official web sites for other political parties, I will add them to the list on the right. I promise they won;t all be liberal or libertarian web sites. I want issues to be debated in Congress, not pre-determined before the vote is taken. I want different people to have to go to otherwise political opponents to work out differences. (Libertarians can be found in both major parties, so they can form an important bloc. So can environmentalists, and the more "specialized" groups are less likely to be swayed by the powerful interests that control the big shots.)

I found a site that gives a lot of information about other political parties, but I haven't had a chance to look it over thoroughly. If I find out later it was a poor choice for good information, then I will remove it from this item. It can be found here.

If you have any problems voting on Tuesday, MSNBC says you should call the National Voter Hotline at 1-866-MYVOTE1.

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