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Jul 2, 201411:33 AMVan Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Declaring my complete independence

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Never have I been more convinced that the time is right for a third alternative. My kingdom for: a party that can operate with common sense; a party that doesn’t just fall in love with a poll-tested concept, but understands that design and execution actually matter; a party that’s faithful to our founding document (as amended), not one that betrays it whenever ideological whim dictates; a party that believes government and business have a symbiotic relationship, not a master-slave arrangement; and a party that wisely and efficiently and effectively spends the money we send to Madison and Washington.

Now that would be a party worth celebrating. To those who say being a middle-of-the-roader means you become roadkill, that’s definitely a risk. But it’s better than being so far right or left that you end up stuck in a ditch. Sadly, on America’s 238th birthday, that sums up our predicament.

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Jul 8, 2014 02:27 pm
 Posted by  John

Judging by your socially liberal, fiscally conservative posts I'd say "welcome to the Libertarian Party". Middle of the road can indeed be viewed as roadkill ... or as the 5-10% of Wisconsin voters who decide every election with 45% on each side entrenched in their dogma.

Jul 11, 2014 07:47 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

AMEN!

Jul 11, 2014 10:20 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I have thought for a long time that we should do away with all parties. Just make everybody an independent. Let them vote their conscience and vote for what their constituents want.

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