A recent Rasmussen poll found that only 21% of Americans think that the government has the consent of the governed. An Opinion Research Corp. survey revealed that 86% believe “the system of government is broken.” An overwhelming majority of the population has come to the realization that our government doesn’t effectively represent us anymore. It is just a matter of time before people start taking it upon themselves to begin organizing on a mass scale. . . . We must end the two-party system by funding and voting for alternative parties. It is absurd and completely outdated to only have two dominant political parties in a technologically advanced nation of 309 million people. The two-party paradigm is obsolete and creates a system easily manipulated, as the past decade proves with the co-option of the Democratic and Republican parties. We can give our money and support to whomever we like – Libertarians, Tea Party, Progressives, Greens, Independents and the many soon-to-be-created political groups. However, it is pivotal that we immediately cease support for both the Republican and Democratic parties. We understand that there are representatives from both parties who are fighting for our interests, but they are very few and easily marginalized by paid-off party leaders.From a letter to the editor of the News-Leader in Springfield Missouri:
I don't know about you but I am tired of Congress and especially the Senate. The Republican and Democratic parties seem to be at war with each other and are not concerned about the folks that put them there. . . . Republicans are against the stimulus bill but take credit for stimulus money projects. They sponsor bills such as a debt panel, and then vote them down. Senators like John McCain -- whom I used to look up to, but is now just another mediocre senator. They are the reason I have changed from a staunch Republican to an independent. Neither party deserves our votes and if this keeps up I think someone will start a third party. Who knows, maybe it would be called the Tea Party. [Emphasis added.]Today, only the most deluded among us would continue to support the Republican or Democratic Party in any way, shape or form.