"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
The only problem to supporting only a "third moderate party" is that it is difficult to say what moderate is. That's why advocating only one more third party is a bad idea. People have all sorts of political philosophies that are worth being represented. That's why we should have a multi-party system.
The Blackdog Party.
I like it!
1: Elective Abortion
Only in case of incest, rape or danger to mother.
2: Gays in the Military
Let em serve.
3: Women in frontline combat
4: Gay Marriage
Civil Unions recognized by all states and feds with all the same rights. or...
Get government out of marraige and let the churches do it.
5: Illegal Imigration
Enforce the laws we have aggressively.
6: Drug legalization
Yes. Adults can decide what they want to put into there own body.
7: Public Displays of Religion
8: School Vouchers
Privatize all schools.
9: National Health Care
10: Stem cell Research
11: The right to keep and bear arms
12: Premptive Military tactics
13: Nuclear Energy
14: Foreign trade
15: Securing the borders
Inforce the laws we have.
16: Space Exploration
Yes. Top priority.
17: Man Caused Climate Change
Not interested in a natural process we can't control.
18: Campaign Finance laws
19: Imminent Domain laws
Nessesary but not in any way for private use. Public only.
21: Constitutional rights for non American captured combatants
22: State Soveregnity
To an extent. Yes.
23: Tort Reform
24: Social Security Reform
Big yes. Top priority.
25: Medicare and Medicaide reform
Big yes. Top priority.
Last edited by Black Dog; 03-24-10 at 10:37 PM.
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But for much of these we can focus on the logical arguments rather than repeating rhetoric that has been spewed from each party. Our government should be made up of INDIVIDUALS who don't automatically subscribe themselves to all ideologies of a party. A middle ground in my mind would mean a party where everyone has different opinions on different issues. There would be no pre-determined party opinions on each issue you listed.
But I guess that would be called "Independents", haha.
All I can say is I will not be voting Democrat or Republican come the next election. Or in the very least I will not vote to re-elect our current politicians.
More to add...
I consider myself to be moderate because I personally have conservative and liberal views. It all depends on the issue we're talking about.
I am personally against abortion, but I believe it should be up to the mother to decide what to do with her body.
I am in favor of Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid and welfare... but I am against people surviving on these programs and am also against the way these programs are currently structured.
I am in favor of gay marriage but I think a solution that could make everyone happy would be for homosexual couples to call gay "marriage" something else.
I am in favor of Space Exploration but there are more important things we need to be focusing on right now. There is little out there for us to care about at this point.
I am in favor of homosexuals in the military and any caught having sexual relations should be treated the same way as a hetero couple would be if they were caught having sexual relations.
I am in favor of closing off our borders and moving in a direction of integrating the illegal immigrant population into our society, so long as they pay taxes like the rest of us. Mass deportation is simply inhumane.
I am in favor of health care insurance, but I am also in favor of a public option to force insurance companies to take less of a profit margin.
WE NEED MORE NUCLEAR ENERGY! Enough said.
Religion should be a private matter. But religions should be allowed to publicly display their religion. However no religion should be allowed to mock other religions on public property (i.e. Atheists mocking God believers in Washington around Christmas... those people were in my mind just trying to be dicks and get people riled up)
Stem cell research should be allowed. Anyone who believes Stem cell research only means using aborted fetuses knows nothing about the subject.
Whether climate change is real or not, we still need to work our way off of oil. The leader in the future automotive industry will be the one to perfect the electric car. And making technology where homes that can run off of their own solar panels will create jobs, increase the GDP and reduce pollution. I don't know about you but I like being able to see the sky during the day.
Its a silly discussion...we HAVE more than a thired party. We have MULTIPLE parties. Most of their platforms make their candidates unelectable.
I voted "other" in the poll(and thank you for putting that option there, so many don't in their polls). We have third parties in this country, the reason they are not "strong" is because they do not represent the beliefs of very many people. The Libertarian party is the largest of the third parties(note, the Tea and Coffee parties do not count, as they do not have full platforms at this time), and has a membership that is about 1 % of either of the large parties(democratic party ~70 mil, repubs ~50 mil, Libertarians 500k). Just saying we need a strong third party is meaningless until we have one that actually is supported by a large portion of the people of this country.