Friday, April 23, 2010

The Third Party

A number of people across the Internet believe we should start a third party. I agree in many cases we cannot trust Republicans anymore than the Democrats. My concern is when should the third party be instigated and what would it represent?

I was reading a blog yesterday written by a person whose opinion I highly respect. He stated we take an oath to the Constitution to uphold it and for the candidate we believe will best represent us, not for the party.

This is good advice but is it possible the Democrats could believe their side is the party for true government?

If this is the case could we be splitting the vote, giving this radical administration the chance to continue moving in the same direction they are taking us now? Our country is standing on the threshold of losing the freedom we now hold.

Liberals are trying to take freedom of speech away and the right to peaceful assembly (such as the Tea Party Movement.) They want to control our health care. I believe we need health care reform but not government run. Obama is now in New York speaking about financial reform.

I believe we are at a point with the November elections coming up we need to move very carefully. Before making a large move let’s bring ourselves back to a two party system, then go from there. I believe we are on a sinking boat where we are now. At that point you don’t keep putting water in, you get it out and get back on an even keel.

Splitting the vote now could keep Obama, Pelosi and Reid in office.

We see this possibly happening in Florida, with Rubio and Crist both running on the Republican ticket. Rubio holds 37% of the Florida voters. Crist holds 30% of the votes and 22% go to Meeks (D).

With Crist announcing he may run Independent, voters are divided. 37% say he should run Independent. 30% disagree and33% are not sure, 53% of Republicans are against this step and 50% of Democrats are for it. This could be what Obama, Pelosi and Reid are looking at in upcoming elections. I am in full agreement with having a third party, but not splitting the vote and not at a time when our country is standing on such shaky grounds.

I would like to know your view on this?