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?
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.
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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