Congressional Lesson: Case for a Third Party


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During the last presidential election, I tried to spread a single point across my personal social circle as well as social media. Everyone seemed to be focused on reelecting President Obama or Governor Romney, but almost nobody was looking at the alternatives. I said it then, and I still say that the two party system of government in our country has the capability of doing far more harm than any one man ever could.
Now we find ourselves in a government shutdown and on the path to “falling off the fiscal cliff.” We want to blame our federal government, but what could we have done differently? Did we not vote our leaders into office?
People are often afraid to commit to any third party often because the simply doubt a third party could ever be as popular or powerful as the Republican or Democrat parties. That is the beauty behind this concept. 
Third parties never have to be the majority in order to be effective. They simply have to be strong enough to make sure no single party has over 50% of the House of Representatives or the Senate.
This scenario would help to eliminate the deadlock that is often associated with party line voting in Congress. It is up to us. We have the ability to change the future for our children and grandchildren. 
What do you guys think?