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Fri, Nov. 13th, 2009, 10:10 am
christtrekker: Nov 13 WND letters

Take a look at the good letter before it rolls off.

The Ruling Incumbent Duopoly

Phyllis Schlafly wrote, "Another lesson we learn from the New York race is that a third party is not the way to go." She is wrong. The lesson here is that Republicans play politics just as well as the Democrats: If the 5 percent of Scozzafava voters, probably largely early absentee voters, had split mostly for Doug Hoffman, he would have won. The Republican was the spoiler, not the third party! Dropping out was a tactic! The lesson here is that our voting system itself is broken: Owens won with a minority, a mere plurality, of votes. About 50.7 percent wanted "a conservative."

If the Republican party could be reformed from within by true conservatives, it would have already happened.  The sad reality is that both the Democrats and Republicans will continue to drift further and further left. It is time for real conservatives to realize that slowing that drift does not achieve victory and remember that even the GOP was a third party once.

It's ridiculous to think that a mere two points of view is sufficient to describe each issue in American politics, and even more ridiculous to think that those two points always align into two neat camps across every issue. We lurch from Democrat to Republican and back, thinking we're voting for "change," all the while missing the fact that they are two heads of the same beast.

We need a healthy, multi-party political system to safeguard our liberty, but the Ruling Incumbent Duopoly steadfastly resists fundamental changes such as implementing a Condorcet voting method. Agitating for a procedural reform like this may not be as "glamorous" as advocating other issues, but if we're serious about protecting our freedoms, it is absolutely necessary.


Fri, Nov. 13th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)

Which letter are you posting about specifically? Perhaps you should copy and paste it in so people looking at this post later will know what you mean.

Fri, Nov. 13th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)

Done. Should have thought of that...