"Much of the sourness I hear comes from people who feel powerless.
And they are powerless; they refuse to moderate their views on issues so they remain loners.
Powerlessness can be a position in a game; they can complain about everything and not lift…"
"That's great, Tom! You're the same age as my grandfather-- he was in Korea, too-- but I'd have to say that he's out of touch with the current political arena.I was just making a joke about the last comment (mine) before yours…"
"Hi, Bryanderthal (a most interesting screen name).
My enthusiasm for a national initiative and referendum gets occasional responses.
Leaders of even political reform organizations respond negatively, which I understand because if voters could enact…"
"Hello? Is somebody out there? I've been sitting here for more than two years, waiting for a response. I need to make sure that I'm not imagining this. Does anybody else see Tom Sarbeck's comment?It's been a long, lonely two…"
"The two major parties (via their winner-take-all primary rules and third party qualification laws) have shut out third parties.
California's new open primary, as I understand it, might result in two Dems opposing each other in general…"
"Have you considered that politics and joining a party is not a solution? I am not saying that it is not but it should be considered.
However if your looking for compassion and reason + liberty I would look into Stefan moleneux. Hes got…"
"Since this originally posted I attended a convention where I met members of the National Atheist Party. While still a fledgling organization I think that their goals may be in line with many here. Google them!"
"The two major political parties have such a stranglehold on money - which is now, with the Supreme Court's blessing, the essential ingredient to success in elections - that the prospects for an effective third party seem to me extremely remote…"
"I concur, I "got fooled again".."shoulDa known better"..I've pulled out of the democratic party Again, for the umteenth time now and am looking around..I was a "greenie" for awhile but around here, they're…"
"Not Libertarian. Social Libertarian. Libertarian Socialism is very different from Libertarianism (and definitely very different from the Libertarian National Socialist Green Party!) especially in the U.S. Most people would just shrug it off as…"
"Hey Bryan. Thanks for the suggestion. I really did look carefully into the Libertarians (and the other third parties, Socialists, Greens, Nazis, Green Nazis (a truly weird group, if it exists at all) Communists, various religious parties and a slew…"
I have been trying for a while with no success to get involved with Californians interested in starting a new secular political party. My concept of politics is to use cold, hard reason and common sense in lieu of political and religious ideology to the extent that is reasonably possible. I figure that since more people register as independents than either Democrats or Republicans, there must be at least some discontent out there. If California's (and America's) awful state of affairs is any…See More