Monday, June 28, 2010

Third Party Spotlight: NAIP

The NAIP, or New American Independent Party, according to their website, was started in 2004 in Pennsylvania.

A blurb on their Facebook page states:
"The system is flawed. Both major parties are excessively dominated by money and overly influenced by single-issue groups. Neither of the two major parties truly reflect the aspirations or will of most Americans."

Here is a link to a Wiki article about them.

3 comments:

  1. As much as I oppose the Republican party and am thoroughly annoyed by the Democratic party, as a realist, I cannot recommend a third party. Here is why.

    The way our electoral college to elect President is set up, a three way race could make President someone with 35% of the popular vote. A five way race could elect someone with 21% of the popular vote, which is usually in the impeachment range of job approval ratings.

    Someone could carry California, Florida and Pennsylvania and lose everywhere else and still win.

    Until Americans can cite voting records better than sport stats, get off the sofa from watching "Poo Flinger Island" or "Smell My Wife" we will get the government we deserve.

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  2. Or.............

    We could do away with the electoral college and change the presidential vote to a popular vote like we do with the Senate and House of Representatives.

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  3. Oilfieldguy said: Until Americans can cite voting records better than sport stats, get off the sofa from watching "Poo Flinger Island" or "Smell My Wife" we will get the government we deserve.

    The way that people can rattle off sports stats but have no clue who the Lt. Governor is boggles my mind.


    Otter said: We could do away with the electoral college and change the presidential vote to a popular vote like we do with the Senate and House of Representatives.

    I have to admit that I am not completely comfortable with doing away with the Electoral College. I see some really good arguments on both sides but I also know that our Founding Fathers were very wise and distrusted direct democracy for a very good reason. So for now I am still undecided on this one.

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