Why We Should Ban Political Parties

Ban Political Parties
Because we are a republic, we elect officials to work for us.  If that is true, then we would not be experiencing a partial government shutdown.  There are no ideologies or issues of importance causing this misery for the American public.  The issue is political posturing.  That is why we should ban political parties.

We need a true leader to initiate a petition to eliminate labels attached to our representatives in Washington.  Adding an adjective to senators and congressmen such a “Democrat,” “Republican.” or “Tea Party,” eliminates the title they should all wear, “United States” senator, etc.

As I predicted years ago, politics, specifically the “Tea” Party, has destroyed our country, and has proven that there is no interest in caring for the needs of average Americans; their sole purpose is individual advancement and financial success.

Great men from our past have predicted our present state of affairs.  Abraham Lincoln said:  “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Thomas Jefferson:  “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

Teddy Roosevelt:  “The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

History has been taught in schools for generations.  It was not information given to us so that we might revere those in our past, but to learn from the successes and failures of our predecessors.  That attempt, to provide us with the ability to erase mistakes in the future has failed.  Our government has degenerated into a self-serving group of lazy men and women.

Politics is an easy way to make money, period.  It is not a noble profession, or even a profession of service to the American people.  It is an opportunity for success without earning it.

As long as we have political parties, the people of the United States will never have representation in Washington.

Our dire situation on this Monday, October 14, 2013, is because of one party or the other fearing a loss of their position of power.  And they openly admit it.

If the Tea Party did not exist, we would not be in this situation.  Individuals with no experience, and under-average IQ’s are controlling the country’s future.  Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Michelle Bachmann, and Paul Ryan, to name a few of the 80, are cancelling out the experience and understanding of the workings of our government.  Those of you who voted for them should be embarrassed, they embarrass me.

When small groups of men and women dictate the majority, there must be revolution.  It exists in Egypt at this moment.  And don’t believe the falsehoods of our government or that of any other, government tyranny is the reason for the uprising.

Political parties in the United States have become so powerful that they are able to completely ignore the promises made to their constituents once they are elected.  It’s time for them to go.

Commentary by:

James Turnage

For the Las Vegas Guardian Express

2 Responses to "Why We Should Ban Political Parties"

  1. JSebastian   December 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

    This strikes me as a misinformed, blatantly partisan (unabashedly leftist) screed against conservatism rather than a thoughtful analysis of the effects of political parties. The conclusions might be valid, but the arguments that James laid out are defective. Also, it is riddled with errors that demonstrate a fundamental lack of understanding regarding the nature of party politics.”The Tea Party” is not a political party. It is , or was at least, more properly simply a “movement”. And it did not destroy the country. The Tea Party movement hasn’t wielded majority power in any political body ever, so it would be impossible for the Tea Party to have destroyed anything.

    James also alleges that the Tea Party “has proven that there is no interest in caring for the needs of average Americans; their sole purpose is individual advancement and financial success.”

    First of all, what is wrong with “individual advancement and financial success”? This is the prime motivator of all normal people – they evince a concern for themselves, and their own families that is primary and foremost in their minds. What else would a normal person focus on? The entire point of America is to allow individuals the freedoms, by protecting and safeguarding natural rights through our political union (those being the rights of Life, Liberty, and Property), to create for themselves, a life of comfort and prosperity. That’s it. That’s the whole point of America. Its why it was created. It is why we struggle, and it also is why hundreds of millions of people dream of also coming here.

    Lastly, I am not sure what the event that occasioned this screed was – possibly some wrangling over the budget last year? In any case, James reveals he does not understand the structure and method of our republic. The House prepared a bill that fully funded the government, all 25K programs, save just one (ObamaCare), and because of that, the Senate rejected it. It wasn’t the republican-controlled house that shut down the government. By rejecting the full funding of the government, all 25 thousand federal programs, save the most recent one, which nobody supported except for the democrats, the democrat-controlled Senate decided to reject the appropriations bill. The shutdown is on the Democrats. The House has the only legal authority bestowed by the Constitution to spend the people’s money, and the House is entitled to make any decision as to what gets funded that it sees fit. The Senate does not have that role. So you cannot blame the House for “shutting down the government”. It was the Senate, controlled by liberals, that threw what amounts to a giant tantrum, over one program, out of 25 thousand programs, that shut down our government.

  2. Mike Rotch   February 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    In political parties politicians only serve to get reelected. This does absolutely no good for the american people. There is no reason for a politician to get elected if they only seek to enhance their parties power. Thus making parties obsolete. The voters should vote for a person for their views, not the party the backing them up. This goes against Democracy, we are supposed to elect officials into office not a group of rich, powerful, old, bastards who only seek more power and money.

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