The Sad State of our Political System
A recent Pew Research poll provided some insight into where we stand about three months before the November election. The poll found that 76% of Trump voters were voting for Trump and 67% of Biden voters were voting against Trump. Even so, Biden leads Trump by a large margin, which is good. But once again, our two major political parties have selected candidates that don’t appear to be very popular with very many people.
Make no mistake about it, with our democracy under threat as never before, the rule of law being distorted on a daily basis, our bar for integrity at a rock-bottom level, religious hypocrisy driving huge numbers of Christians to turn away from religion, and our country no longer the most respected in the world, we desperately need a change in the White House.
The same Pew Research poll mentioned above indicated that 87% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. Only 12% are satisfied. Our two-party political system is failing us. But at least we have one somewhat moderate, centrist candidate to pick from and we, as moderates, need to vote to make sure that Biden is elected.
But once Biden is elected, we need to push for the formation of a third major centrist party to end the gridlock that is holding us back. We are starting to fall behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to issues like health care and climate change. Another major problem is the national debt which will be about $25 trillion when the Coronavirus is finally over with and the bill comes due. We can no longer kick this can down the road, but the chances of the Republicans and Democrats coming up with a solution to our debt is negligible.
The only way we can solve our many festering problems is if the approximately 40% of people in the U.S. who are moderate conservatives and moderate liberals stand up and take back our fair share of the control of our government. Moderate conservatives and moderate liberals have much more in common with each other than they do with the far right and the far left. The Republican and Democratic parties don’t represent us anymore.
We need our own political party. Join with others who understand that the problems that we are facing are due to our failing two-party political system. There are several fledgling efforts out there to accomplish this such as the Alliance Party (theallianceparty.com), the Reform Party (reformparty.org), and Represent.Us. Volunteer and support these organizations before it’s too late. Nothing will happen without you.