America needs Another Political Party. (Not another "Third"Party.
They all end up being the alter ego of the latest messiah, or
are they are a gaggle whose size is self-limited by its
members fixation on their own narrowly focused
list of likes and wants.)
Here are some of the many reasons why:
Do you believe, America's Founders could have remained
loyal members of a moribund Monarchy, corrupted by too much power
held too long, and "worked from within" to
"reformed" it into America?
America's Founders didn't. Neither does TAPP.
Begining over from a clean slate worked well then. TAPP
believes it would work well now.
The knee-jerk reaction to suggesting the need for Another Party
is it will just "split the vote". But that's only true of Third
Parties led by village idiots who decide the party's first goal
should be to elect a President of it's very own.
There's plenty for Another Party to do as it cuts it's teeth
in one state after another. There are State Legislature
seats, then mayor and governor seats, and eventually
Congressional seats — too many with incumbents staking
out unchallenged owership for seemingly glacial periods.
All long before offering a Presidential candidate some later day
And Hawaii is the place to begin. Years ago, Hawaii's Republican Party
support base was large enough to elect over 20 of Hawaii's 85 major
State and National offices. Today it is down to 8. And when all
76 State seats were recently up for election following reapportionment, barely
half of the incumbents had a serious challenger at all.
There is nothing left to split. TAPP would just fill
the void left by the Hawaii's Republican Party's deconstruction.
The Founders intentionally denied political parties any role in America's
government. They did not decree America should be ruled by
exactly, and only two of them, let alone that one should be Democrat and
one Republican — forever. Instead they warned how dangerous parties
"The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party
are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people
to discourage and restrain it."
--George Washington, Farewell Address, September 26, 1796
"I If I could not go to heaven but with a
party, I would not go there at all."
--Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13,
"In every political society, parties are unavoidable.
A difference of interests,real or supposed, is the most
natural and fruitful source of them. The great object
should be to combat the evil."
--James Madison, Parties, January 23, 1792
To all things there is a Season — A time to be born, to grow,
to flourish, to age, and to die. So too for political parties.
Therefore, parties must be periodically replaced, just like the
Democrat and Republican parties replaced the ones that came before them.
Otherwise, the government will become the Public's master,
with citizen's as its "clients", instead of citizens masters of the
governments they create to protect their rights. And office holders will
become Rulers, not Public Servants.
Behaviour of today's two monopoly parties makes now seems a good time,
once again, for an old Season to end and a new one begin afresh.
There is room for Another Party. A Party willing to put forward
a set of clearly stated principles, would stand in stark
contrast to the principle–free, Big–Tent,
strategy adopted by both of today's monopoly parties. (Big–Tent
being the stratefy of promising whatever it takes, to whoever
will take it, to buy a 51% (coin-flip) victory.)
And as the Founders warned, coin–flip victories leave
office holders unable to govern, sow paralysis, breed irrational
hatred among neighbors, and encourage
corruption in the election process.
The literal definition of "Polarization" is a system with
exactly and only two choices. Therefore, leaving America ruled
by exactly, and only, two political parties makes polarization a
guaranteed outcome, not a temporary aberration.
Conversely, it is
literally impossible to polarize a system with more than two
Another Party would be born powerful not weak. That's because
within a polarized system the 2% fringe rules the outcome.
Look at McCain's little gangs. They wait for the two majorities
to deadlock. Then they ride in to dictate the outcome. Or look
at the blue–blood Republicans in national control of thier party.
They have lost the support of most party members, because they
believe the key to power is ignoring their base in the hope of
pleasing small finge groups they believe are composed of
people they consider minorities.
A system ruled by exactly, and only, two parties is inherently dishonest.
The only way to spilt 100% two ways is to give one side a majority,
i.e. more than 50%. (The probability of a 50%–50% outcome is effectively
zero, or made so by voting rules.)
People of evil intent will "do whatever it takes"
to get the unilateral power of majority rule: People of good intent tell
themselves they must "do whatever it takes" to stop them.
Both sides become increasingly corrupt and dishonest. Voters lose
confidence in both sides, and America is cursed with ever more
ungovernable 50%–50% (coin–flip) election outcomes.
Americans are the first People, to define themselves by a set of commonly
shared beliefs instead of a common bloodline. A new People all
born equal and with a right to be unique.
Ask a U. S. Citizen what she or he believes is most important
to Blacks, Hispanics, or any other group defined by its bloodline.
Some will respond with a list. Americans will respond with
Which one do you mean?, because everyone has a right to
be judged on her or his own merrits, not prejudged according to
So today Americans deserve a party that sees Americans as
One American People individually endowed by their Creator with
a right to pursue their own life in their own way. One American People forged
from many by its Melting Pot (the fiery crucible used by metalurgists to forge new and
better alloys from baser metals). Not as both monopoly parties view the U. S. today.
Nothing more than a collection of occupants sorted and kept separate in the
little color-coded boxes of a Mosaic promoted by an elite class who see
themselves born to be shepherds of those boxes.
A party that sees Americans as One People, not just a bunch of people
fabricated from parts of this other People, parts of that other
People, and maybe a bit of that other People over there.
Americans have done enough to earn the right to be One People of
our own. Help establish TAPP to serve those who believe that, and
oppose those who prefer to see U. S. Citizens as nothing more than
a derivative of others.