Michael Joy

East Hartford, CT, United States

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Exercise Science, sociology

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Michael Joy
Posted almost 3 years ago
A new political party needs to be formed in the US that focuses upon the commonalities between the left and the right.
My point is that if there is a group that hasn't been bought by the companies that have already bought the Repubs and Dems, they can do whats right for the good of the country. The "Left and Right" only share opposing views because of what companies are in their wallets. I agree that money is what changes politics to working for the few rather than the many. I also firmly believe that any leader that isnt bought, will not be very liked by those with money and will probably end up like JFK and Lincoln.
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Michael Joy
Posted almost 3 years ago
A new political party needs to be formed in the US that focuses upon the commonalities between the left and the right.
The problem with political parties, is that as soon as one has an idea that is worth consideration and could give a party the edge over another party, it will automatically be shut down by other parties. Whether there are 2, or 10, people will always oppose that which makes others look successful. That is exactly why we are in the problem we are in today. As people try to introduce new parties that could be successful, they are automatically labeled as "communists" or "Nazis" by people like Ann Coultier or other media profiles that try to keep their party alive. I have long imagined a new party named "The Founding Sons". A party that concentrates on bringing the country back to where it was during the age of our founding fathers. Concentrating mainly on the ideas that George Washington put forth during his Farewell Address that we were too quick to abandon. I have hopes that this party will accept zero contributions from corporations so the decisions made are based solely on the idea of helping the majority. With technology today, getting your political views, ideas, and future policies out through Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and other social media makes campaigning easier than ever. Some people would look at this as an immature way of campaigning but it is the campaign of the future. No mroe need for billion dollar campaigns. I could do a country-wide tour for under a million dollars and get all of my beliefs out to my followers just through the internet, only holding speeches so that I can be asked questions in person, on the dot. But i could also answer questions through internet conferences also. The 2 party system needs to be changed, and introducing a new party will help, but it needs to be done by an organized mass, like those who organized OWS and the Tea Party, but without the inability to compromise.