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Chuck Heath, Jr. Asks: ‘Has the Third Party’s Time Come?’

Last night, Chuck, Jr. made a very thoughtful case to his readers.  In it, he recognizes the reality of politics as usual in Washington which is also co-opted by the powerful mainstream media.  Chuck shares the following via Facebook:

Enough is Enough: Has the Third Party’s Time Come?

We’ve lost our way. The American political system is a mess. The divisiveness between Republicans and Democrats seems insurmountable and it’s getting worse every day. I could get into the reasons that this is happening, but I doubt that would change a thing.

It is very painful for me to see this country literally becoming unraveled at the seams… especially when I look at my own children’s future. I’ve watched friends and even family members break ties over political differences. I have watched good, smart people enter politics and seen them change for the worse over the years as they’ve become part of the political machine.

Political seniority often leads to leadership positions but has nothing to do with performance. Casting a favorable vote for something you may not even believe in, just to gain a committee chair or for some other future favor, is rampant in politics.

It’s a very dirty game and it’s the reason so many really talented people never get involved in it. It’s also the reason my sister Sarah Palin, has been so viciously attacked over the years. She refused to “play the game”. She has always stuck to her principles and because of that, she is viewed as a threat. I’ve watched people in both major parties do everything they can to demean and destroy her. And all for what… for trying to limit the size of government? For asking all of us to do our share? For insisting we spend less than we take in? For ending crony capitalism? For going above and beyond to support our military? For utilizing our natural resources in a responsible way? For praying? The list goes on.

Let’s face it. As it stands now, it’s impossible to be elected to a high national office without being a part of the Republican or Democratic Party. I propose that the disgruntled citizens of the United States… Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians… persons of every race, religion, economic status, and whoever else is interested, join together and form a new party. I’d simply call it, the American Party.

You can find the original post here and join in on the ongoing discussion.

My personal thoughts on a third party include the fact that first, there has to be a loud uprising of the people.  Then, a certain powerful individual would perhaps respond to that uprising to become the leader of this movement.  The key is to get enough folks to follow.  There are a few leaders I can think of which include Allen West and Governor Palin.

The Republican Party needs to stop catering to special interests, the left, and to the media and get on the right side of the people.  With that being said, they have to know that they cannot do it (win) without us.

The task of a third party or an occupying of the GOP will be daunting either way.  I believe everybody recognizes the gamble of both avenues.  Yet, one person needs to be the one who sets the agenda so everyone is on the same page.  Additionally, there are far too many sections of the tea party out there.  All of them focus on the big prize of president.  In the past, Palin supporters and Ron Paul supporters would veer off on their own.  At the same time behind the scenes, both groups of tea parties would remain very cordial and pretty much support the same fundamental ideals of reducing the size of government and cleaning it up.

In 2013, let’s do our best to reach out to all those around us who share the same vision.  The prize is a return to our principles.  Once that happens, the rest can work itself out.

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