Where’s the Party?

Let me guess, you are reading this because who can resist a party.  After all, it stands for a gathering explicitly designed to celebrate with people who either have something in common or at least will have something in common after celebrating together.  If only that was the party I was referring to.

I was thinking more along the lines that we are politically a two party system of politics.  Not sure where the party is when it has become so much about how bad the other party is and far less about what a great party they are.  Recently even the party goers trash each other.  Kind of like prom without a date, so go after the other party goers for revenge.

Now agree we benefit from having a two party system, but what happened to the third party?  Where is the balance we need between the extremes.  I would speculate that it went the way of the money.  Campaigns now have to raise obscene amounts of cash to just get their image out there.  A third party candidate has no way to compete anymore and have become the dinosaur of the political system. The horse race is no longer fair and to try to enter it seems fool hardy at best.

Something must change.  I believe we need to start with actual campaign finance regulations.  I am not saying that we suppress free enterprise and certainly not free speech, but perhaps we can actually make the speech free.  Or at least less expensive and maybe more equal.  I miss the civility, the honesty in advertisements and for sure the third party.

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