How about a New Party?

Every time I bring up the subject of a third political party in America, my friends all gasp, “Oh, no! That means the democrats will win every election!” And when I ask them why they believe that, they say, “Because it will drain off voters from the republican party.”

Okay. I think it is just as logical to think that it might drain off some voters from the democrat party. Why not? I’m almost certain that there are some democrats who are just as disgusted with the establishment DC demos as there are republicans who are sick and tired of no representation. BTW, if you were planning on retiring, forget it. America is broke. We have an 18 TRILLION dollar debt. That’s $18,000.000.000,000.00. (I hope that’s enough zeroes.) That’s a debt that will never be paid off. That’s right. NEVER. We are like the neighbor who has maxed out his credit card, and is just paying the interest. We’ve never had an economy robust enough to absorb that much debt. What makes anyone think we can top something that has never been done beforet? And both political parties are responsible for it.

America is the one country in the world that only has two political parties. And, in truth, we only have one because there is no discernible difference between democrats and republicans, once they get to DC and become part of the “in group.” Honestly, DC politicians remind me of the cliques in high school and college. When Harry Reid was the head of the Senate he changed the rules so that it only took a majority of one to pass a bill. To my knowledge that had never been done before. Now that Mitch McConnell is head of the Senate he refuses to do the same thing that good ol’ “Bad Eye Harry” did. So the Senate is worthless. And the House is floundering around looking for a leader, and ignoring the small band of conservatives that is not large enough to have any power.

I was encouraged when Donald Trump said he would run as an independent if the republicans wouldn’t nominate him. Then he signed the pledge to support whomever the republicans nominate. Of the few independents who have run before, Trump in my opinion, had the greatest chance of winning an election. Why can’t we have a “Constitutional Party?” What we have now in DC are self-serving corrupt millionaires who don’t want to “rock the boat.” The ground swell for Dr. Carson and the other non-political candidates tells me that we not only need the boat rocked, we need it capsized, to dump the whole bunch of rotten apples in congress.

“Oh, no,” they whisper. “We can’t have a third party. The democrats would win everything.” Well, what the hell – the two party system is now a one party system and it’s not working. It seems to me that another political party would just make it even. Since there is no difference in the democrats and the republicans we could consolidate them into the “Demo-repubs Party” and the new“Constitutional Party.” That would get my vote. What do you think?

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About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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