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The coming of a third party en-masse is LONG overdue.

The ideals of conservative/liberal is not what this country needs. The system is sick.

The ideals have been the same for 60+ years, it's time to move on. I'm not saying that the things we have fought so hard for isn't worth it; it is, every hour we have fought is not vain.

No, that is not my point.

A party must stand for social welfare, but also accept economic REALISM; pro-capital but also pro-welfare. Economic expansion DOES do good, but it must be REGULATED, but not over-regulated.

A party must stand up for the rights of minorities and the working class, but support business as well.

The REAL party will advocate the education of the masses, and the universalisation of the Internet; in order for democracy to work, it's citizens must know how their own government is run, and be connected with it directly.

Military spending is crucial, but should not outweigh the needs of the nation's people;

And so forth, may I present a provisional formation of the REAL Party and said party's elementary objectives:

(Although, to the reader, keep in mind this is purely speculative)

The progress of individuals and the society in which they reside are reciprocal, and vary accordingly.

Individuals benefit from the progress of society, and society benefits from the progress of individuals.

Religions contribute to, but do not dominate, moral issues. Individual religious belief or preference must NOT impede legislation on potentially moral issues. In individual practice, said beliefs may benefit the individual, and in turn perhaps society as well.

Individuals must sacrifice for society to benefit; distribution of wealth should not be equal, but certainly directly proportional.

Enforcement of law is paramount to society's function; however the consideration of potentially unjust laws should be accounted for, and citizen's of all class and title should be equally inclined to write or influence the creation of state initiatives; this should prevent those with outstanding capital from dominating legislation; however, does not exclude them.

Promoting the education of citizens of all ages is also of utmost importance. The expansion of scholarships for all should be promoted; when a society as a whole attains a higher level of education, all individual citizens will benefit.

A nationalistic spirit must not die; it must not, however, overpower clarity of legislation and enforcement of laws. America is a republic, not an empire; our duty is not exclusively to our own, but first to our own.

And with that, I will reflect on all I have said, and welcome constructive comments and criticisms. :)


Originally posted to punkRockLiberal on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:15 PM PST.

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  •  How about the LEMON party? (3+ / 0-)

    "I gotta rec that sh*t, even though it is completely tasteless and rude." ... "luntz and his cretinous kabal are paid bloggers from AIPAC."

    by DemocraticLuntz on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:20:09 PM PST

  •  you sound like the president, (0+ / 0-)

    trying to play to both sides.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:23:59 PM PST

    •  There's more than one side, in many ways (1+ / 0-)
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      the diarist is right.   The thing is, political ideology (as we know it) is fading fast.  I suspect you'll think a lot of ppl are "trying to play both sides" in the decades to come.

      GOP = Godless opposition party We Hassle to make America a Vassal (state)

      by Shhs on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:49:10 AM PST

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      •  horah (0+ / 0-)

        "Good and evil" are only points of views. There are things that have mass appeal, that have nothing to do with ideology.

        One thing that both leading parties need to eliminate is the phantom of the political machine that exists. It fuels the notion that government can not be trusted; and in a nation that is governed by its own people, that is a bad thing, because it means the people can not trust themselves.

        Policies and actions like F.D. Roosevelt's New Deal benefitted EVERYONE, not just the poor, not just the rich, and not just the middle class.

        Of course, the right wing wants it to stay, because that is how they win; by playing the same game of metaphorically whining and pouting until they get their way.

        Obama has been trying to bring new substance to the table, but BOTH parties have been kinda missing the point; the Democrats see it as a way to say "haha we're right nyahnyahnyah", the Republicans see it as a way to whine about "pork-barrel" projects and "wasteful" spending.


    •  mass protest against class warfare (0+ / 0-)

      Yup, I said it. If I am the first to call this sytematic class warfare of a kind that trenscends basic politics, I accept full responsibility.

      Protest this Congress and the Corporations they serve like hell. Either it will open up a road for Obama to give us change or it will open up a new way. If Obama can't follow through with no opposition in the way we will find someone else, but the time to act is NOW.

      F#@k this Congress and the limos they rode in on!

      by MinistryOfTruth on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:06:02 AM PST

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  •  Very balanced (0+ / 0-)

    You have identified many important duties owed by citizen and nation to each other.  Good for you!

    I hope you maintain and develope your interest in American history, public policy and social welfare.

    Algebra, too!

    Is "r s m p d x" too hard to pronounce? Say "r s m", (or type "rsm".) Or "rumpus" if you prefer. Thx, Jez!

    by rsmpdx on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:31:17 PM PST

  •  Too Late. (0+ / 0-)

    The time for a third party is not overdue, it is past. Now the time has come for no parties at all.

    •  I see your point but (1+ / 0-)
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      I disagree.

      Although, not completely.

      The creation of a third party will lead to more open thinking about the way we are governed; and in turn maybe a shift away from party ideals.

      But politics working the way they do now, America NEEDS parties, to unite large amounts of people under an umbrella of ideals.

      Creating more parties will help America re-realize the power and influence of the individual, and maybe parties will slowly die out.


      •  No, creating more parties... (3+ / 0-)

        ...will just add some more names to the ballot while most of us go on voting for Democrats or Republicans.

        I don't see anything in here indicating that the Real Party will be any more effective a third party than the Greens, Libertarians, Constitution Party, American Independent Party, Free Soil Party, Silly Party, Rhinoceros Party, or Slightly Silly Party.

        Why do you think you'll succeed when all other third-party attempts since the Civil War have failed?

        Join the Matthew 25 Network and help Democrats win the next generation of evangelicals.

        by mistersite on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 10:09:33 PM PST

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      •  Oxymoron (0+ / 0-)

        creation of a third party will lead to more open thinking

        "Party" and "open thinking" are basically oxymorons.

        America does not need more parties to shoehorn a diversity of ideas and perspective into narrow little viewpoints.  We have enough of that already.

        Fortunately, all the data over the past decade suggest that more and more Americans are realizing this every year. The population is moving us forward, in spite of all efforts by the partisans to stemp the tide of cultural and political progress.

        I see calls to third parties as an effort to appease us, to try to drag us back into narrow partisan groupthink and sheepdom. But it's way too late for that now. We are not turning back.

  •  What about your manifesto is inconsistent with D? (0+ / 0-)

    Sounds like the Democratic Party to me.

    One day posterity will remember, this strange era, these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage. -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

    by RandomActsOfReason on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 10:39:54 PM PST

  •  Sounds like the Democratic Party. (1+ / 0-)
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    Actually, it sounds like the party platform of any party on the national stage between 1932 and 2004, except maybe the Dixiecrats.

    May I suggest that the mayors of Chicago and New York are particularly vulnerable at the moment?  There are also smaller cities and counties under one-party control where the party in opposition is either suborned by the dominant party or simply demoralized.

    2009: Year of the Donkey. Let's not screw it up.

    by Yamaneko2 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:13:57 AM PST

  •  How about this concept..? (1+ / 0-)
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        Everyone is encouraged to produce and contribute for the for the good of society, according to his or her abilities. In return, each person should receive benefits from that society in accordance with his or her needs.

        Sound familiar?

        Anyway, congratulations on thinking creatively to find a way out of our current mess.

    Bush hijacked the US with lies about 9/11 and crashed it into Iraq, killing over 500,000 human beings. So far, he's avoided arrest and prosecution.

    by Zydekos on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:18:18 AM PST

    •  Yea that worked out well not! n/t (0+ / 0-)

      GOP = Godless opposition party We Hassle to make America a Vassal (state)

      by Shhs on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 12:50:13 AM PST

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    •  that fits the abstract, yes (0+ / 0-)

      We must work to implement it. I blog here because all of the "third-party" sites are so useless and don't talk about taking direct action. The Democratic Party is currently the road to progress, so that's the road I will follow.

      This "party manifesto" or whatever you want to call it was merely a provocation of thought, not an actual party formation. I know, perhaps I should've made that more clear.



      •  George Washington did not want political parties (0+ / 0-)

            I wonder how this country would have evolved without them.  I wish I could tune into an alternate reality and see the US today without political parties.

        Do any democracies today function without political parties?

        Bush hijacked the US with lies about 9/11 and crashed it into Iraq, killing over 500,000 human beings. So far, he's avoided arrest and prosecution.

        by Zydekos on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 09:44:39 PM PST

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        •  i understand (0+ / 0-)

          but this is a different time and age.

          a lot of the things he said were wise, but like some other things, they lack some relevance to today's world.

          I DO see your point though, what Washington said foreshadowed the Civil War.

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