We Should Try Free Elections
- Voters on the Left, Right and Middle instinctively understand that they have no representation in Congress. In my case I view the GOP a gun loving left-wing socialistic party.
- Our formerly free elections have degenerated into a corrupt bidding war where multi-national corporations and unions buy candidates. What the people might want has no meaning. Unless you are a millionaire, or willing to be bought and paid for by Billionaire Cartels, you have next to zero chance of winning a race for Congress.
- The people need to demand election reform or get used to the idea of being ruled by oligarchs.
(Gallup) - A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties "do such a poor job" of representing the American people.
This matches the high set in 2013. Since 2007, a majority of Americans have generally called for a third party, with the exception of the last two presidential election years.
Americans have been warm to the idea of a third party for at least a decade. When Gallup first asked whether a third party is needed in 2003, four in 10 Americans said it was. The figure climbed in subsequent polls, reaching a majority of 58% in 2007.
With the exception of presidential election years in 2008 and 2012, majorities of 52% to 60% of Americans have said a third party is needed to address the inadequacies of the Republican and Democratic parties.
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Poland's parliament (Sejm) was founded in 1493.
The Poles have more election freedom than American voters. But then again every democratic nation on earth has more election freedom than the U.S.
In their 2011 elections there were eleven political parties on the Polish ballot as well as multiple independent candidates. Five parties won seats as well as 36 independent candidates were elected. Maybe would could try election freedom in America.