Update: Is A Third Party Inevitable?

Novato, CA
May 21, 2016

by Rich Scheck

I have been working for decades to create a new political party and have
written many articles addressing that issue, especially in the context of the
2016 presidential election.

These two articles by other writers show how the likely pairing of Trump vs.
Clinton in November has dramatically increased the willingness of voters to
back an independent. 1. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=38416
2. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=38419

The extreme unpopularity of both of these individuals may well represent
the final straw of tolerance by a disgruntled electorate with a lesser-of-
two-evils approach.

Such a welcomed development is long overdue. Sadly, it comes very late
in terms of the amount of damage to the Republic foisted on us by recent
incumbents such as Bush, Sr.; Bill Clinton; Bush, Jr. and Barack Obama.

Perhaps the greatest of these incursions on the Constitution is the complete
abandonment of any role by Congress in overseeing the president’s exercise
of the war powers. The recent House vote rejecting the overturn of the 2001
Authorization For the Use of Military Force that was implemented after 9/11 may
put the final nail in the coffin and cement the notion of the unitary executive.

Will a third-party candidate be sufficiently anti-war and honor the Constitution?
Trump has hinted that he would do so. But he is not to be trusted, particularly
in light of his comfort level with the likes of Henry Kissinger, Rudy Giuliani, Newt
Gingrich and others architects of the Washington consensus.

I have been doing my best to create a new party for 4 decades. Hopefully the
current pathetic state of our political process will see the formation of such an
entity in the near future.

Sample of my previous articles on third-party politics:
1. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=32620
2. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=32281
3. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=36906
4. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=20365
5. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=35635
6. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=28027
7. https://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=35653

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