Two Interesting Opinion Pieces

Republicans Should Be Criticized, A Libertarian View – written for the Hawaii Reporter by Tracy Ryan, chair of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii.

Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (For Something)? – written for the Magic City Morning Star by Doug Wrenn, a newly elected representative of the state central committee of the Concerned Citizens Party, the Connecticut state affiliate of the Constitution Party.

One Response to “Two Interesting Opinion Pieces”

  1. Mikey Says:

    In regards to the Hawaii Reporter article, the author is right:

    “This us vs. them mentality creates a political atmosphere similar to a football game. Two teams compete to win or lose and everyone stays loyal to their team. As Vince Lombardi said “winning isn’t just the most important thing, it’s the only thing.””

    This is the problem of a two-party dominated environment. People are forced to be in one camp or another, even when you share personal values on both sides. This is why we need at least one strong third-party to enter the arena. (And does anyone know what she’s talking about in regards of building a train? Is she talking about Amtrak?)

    For the Mitt Romney article, this is a parallel message. Politicians have to allign themselves with one of the two parties if they ever expect to win a big seat. Because of this, they have to either accept the core message of the party, or be considered a “step child.” With free and fair access by third parties in elections, these “step children” will migrate towards parties which better represent their views, and as such, the voter can then vote more closely to what is in their own best interests.