The broken system of American politics: We need a conservative party

What one question could you ask Americans about politics that almost everyone would agree on? Photo: AP images

WASHINGTON. October 17, 2013 — What one question could you ask Americans about politics that almost everyone would agree on?

The question is, is the American political system broken?

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The answer is yes.

It is not the fault of the founding fathers. They were the greatest assembly of wise men, perhaps in the history of the world. Today’s politicians prove the Internet meme that our nation was designed by geniuses and run by idiots.

The nation is gridlocked, which is something the founding fathers would have approved of. The nation is hyper partisan and is not going in the right direction.

The problem is the two party system. The two party system is not a part of the Constitution or any of our founding documents. It simply happened that way.

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Technically, America is not a two party nation. There are numerous other parties but they are small and insignificant. 

While America has two political parties, the American public does not break down neatly into two groups. In 2012, Gallup found that conservatives make up forty percent of the population, moderates make up thirty five percent and liberals make up only twenty one percent.

What America is doing right now is trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

America has two dominate political parties. One is the Democrats. Many of these are so far to the left that they can accurately be described as socialists.  One of the largest caucuses within the Democrat Party is the Democrat Socialists.

The Republican Party has been described as a conservative party or a center right party. Neither of those descriptions is accurate.

The Republican Party is simply a centrist party today. 

Today there is no conservative party, at least not at the national level and that is a problem. Conservatives and liberals have defined ideologies. Moderates do not. When was the last time someone was referred to as an extreme moderate? Moderates are the soulless administrative types, devoid of an ideology, who only want to make the trains run on time.

With two parties and three ideologies, there is a huge problem. America needs three parties now. Americans need a real choice.

It is time for the creation of a conservative party. There are no conservatives left in the Democrat Party, at least at the national level, and people like House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have made it plain that they have no use for conservatives. The only people they want in the GOP are those who will take orders, do as they are told and always defer to the wisdom (or lack thereof) from the leadership.

Since conservatives are not welcome in the Democrat Party and the Republicans only want conservatives if they will sit down, shut up and not act on conservative beliefs, it is time for conservatives to go out on their own. 

America deserves better than the broken political system of just the Republicans and the Democrats. 

Real Americans deserve better.


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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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