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. :)