Vote Third Party and Independent – on Principle

Nicholas Ruiz, an independent progressive candidate for congress in Florida, writes at the Florida Progressive Coalition Blog:
Few would argue that the two party system is a benefit to us, while we argue that monopolies are rotten for the maintenance of integrity and fairness in every other enterprise.

The two parties, taken together, constitute a systemic Republi-crat malaise, wherein each party – notwithstanding the frequently cute quarrels and media mudfests – essentially rubberstamps each other’s policies by default. Difference in such a system is reduced to catchy, emotional sound bites, which serve to polarize viewers, spectators and ultimately, voters, while simulating difference – enacting a facade of political diversity.

In the end, the winners in such a set-up – that amounts to a perpetual, media-sparring match for cap feathers among the self-appointed wealthy and commercial society elected, or ‘electable,’ contestants – are the corporations, who infuse enough capital to the Republi-crat majority to decide the outcomes of political policy questions. So the corporations (and aristocratic interests) get what they want, at the expense of the rank and file public, year after year, ad infinitum.

Criticism of the Republi-crat system as it stands is muted as comedy, or essentially muzzled, by an equal process of elimination of all third party perspectives compliments of monopolized corporate media.

In 2010, voters should vote their conscience, by seeking out other political party options as a matter of principle. Expect different policies, when voting for different candidates, from different political parties. If you wish for more of the same policies that are running America into the ground – then vote, once again, for another Republi-crat.

4 comments:

suelange said...

I'd say the vote on health care is proof of that. Republicans voting against it only because they don't want a Democratic president to be viewed as having a win. Democrats voting for it so they can have a win. Conservatives should be happy with the way the health care bill has shaped up (i.e. not much change from what we are doing now), yet the conservative party--the Republicans--are against it. Makes no sense.

I will vote only for a candidate who never uses the word "Democrat" or "Republican." In other words someone who actually has a platform instead of rhetorical blame for the opposition party.

The way things are now, politicians take their orders from the party, not their constituents. Then they try and sell their party line to their constituents, as if we're going to buy what's good for "the party" is good for us. "The party" here sounds like the one that used to run things in the USSR.

Donald Borsch Jr. said...

Sue, You said:

The way things are now, politicians take their orders from the party, not their constituents. Then they try and sell their party line to their constituents, as if we're going to buy what's good for "the party" is good for us. "The party" here sounds like the one that used to run things in the USSR.
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I shall be stealing this quote from you to post on my blog. It just makes way too much sense to NOT be seen. Thanks for the common-sense and Merry Christmas!

ps: If you do not want me to post your words, let me know. I will remove them immediately.

Donald Borsch Jr.

Donald Borsch Jr. said...

Sue,

Here's your link, enjoy!

http://donaldborschjr.blogspot.com/2009/12/wednesday-common-sense-quote-part-2.html

Like I said, if you wish me to remove your words from my blog, I shall do so.

I also linked Poli-Tea as well.

d.eris said...

"I will vote only for a candidate who never uses the word "Democrat" or "Republican." In other words someone who actually has a platform instead of rhetorical blame for the opposition party."

Right on, Sue.

 
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