Break your fucking articles up into paragraphs.
Some old fuck bragging about his youthful hardships.
So many Americans on the left pine for a 3rd party. Fine, I do as well. I hear you loud and clear, but there’s a problem with a 3rd party: the right sticks together, the left does not. The right, for all their stupidity and froth, band together like cackling, blood-thirsty hyenas, while the left will be at each other’s throats over the most trivial and asinine goddamn issues.
Want an example? Take a look at our Canadian neighbors. The absolute hack and monumental wingnut, Prime Minister Harper, received less than 40% of the vote, and is currently polling very low among Canadians, but, guess what? He is their Prime Minister. If the Canadian left can’t band together to keep an abject failure like him out of office, I’m not interested in a 3rd, more progressive or socialistic party splintering off of the Democratic party in the United States.
The Democratic party in the US starts slightly to the left of center and extends as far as you can possibly go to the left. With the entire American left under the umbrella of one political party, it gives us a certain unity we probably otherwise wouldn’t have. And under this umbrella, we can all agree on one thing, despite our differences: keep the fucking Republicans out of office.
Now, if the Republican party ever pushes up daisies (which is what will happen if they don’t drag their archaic, drooling carcasses back towards the center-right) and more progressive parties want to commence, thereby leaving the Democrats as what would then become our “right-wing” party, that would be more than okay with me. Until then, no, thanks.
Ah, before I forget. Remember this, too: we have a lobbying problem in the United States. And until we reign that in, a 3rd party would also have the shit lobbied out of it to no end.
The United States, quite obviously, has a secular foundation and is a secular nation.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Read, specifically, from “Congress” to “speech”; one can’t implant religion into law (this is why ‘intelligent design’ is banned); the government can’t tell one not to worship (this is why there are places of benediction everywhere); and all of us are free to worship, not worship, and say whatever the hell we’d like about the subject of religion or disbelief (this is why Americans are so boisterous in discussion).
Really, it’s that simple. The founders were sound here. It’s a nation founded to be accepting of all.