Is America Primed for a Third or Fourth Party Candidate?

For the most part, America has been a two political party country for over a century.  Like fish and garbage, the two party system is yielding a foul stench that is permeating throughout the land.  And like fish and garbage, the only way to eliminate the smell is to get rid of the source, and in this case, we are speaking about the Democratic and Republican Parties.

Washington DC has become a quagmire of unproductive ineptitude as a direct result of the two major political parties.  Neither one of them are willing to work with the other for the greater good of the nation.  And to be honest, our out of control super mega jumbo sized federal government is the product of both parties, not just the Democrats.

But who or should I say, what party or parties will replace them?

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Searching online, I find at least forty different political parties listed, half of which I’ve never heard of and some I never want to hear of.  One of every four political parties listed had communism, Nazism or socialism in their names.

One of the names that caught my attention was the Objectionist Party.  Founded in 2008 by Dr Tom Stevens, this party states that it stands for Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectionism.  Guess I’ll just to object to that party.

One of the more popular parties these days is the Libertarian Party of which presidential candidate Ron Paul is associated with.  For the most part they have some descent fundamental values, but they also hold to some other values that I would define as being more liberal than conservative.  Some of their platforms could be interpreted to justify such things as pedophilia, even though I’ve never heard or read anywhere that they would condone it.

Then we have a couple of different Independent parties, but the one that has my focus at the moment is the Constitution Party.  Their basic platform is to restore America to the biblical and Constitutional form of government initially established by our nation’s founders over 230 years ago.  I’ve been reading through their platform and I have found not one item to which I object and to be honest, I would whole heartedly support and cast my vote to anyone who stood for the same things that the Constitution Party spells out in their platform.

The only problem I see with a Constitution Party presidential candidate at this stage of the game is that they would have little support in Congress with them being controlled by the Democrats and Republicans, but if more people started getting on board with this Party, then perhaps in a few more elections they could start getting Constitution Party members into Congress where they can start to make a difference.

For those wanting to know more about the Constitution Party, here is their Preamble and you can read the rest by checking out the link above.


The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.

The Constitution of these United States provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles.

The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.

We affirm the principles of inherent individual rights upon which these United States of America were founded:

  • That each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness;
  • That the freedom to own, use, exchange, control, protect, and freely dispose of property is a natural, necessary and inseparable extension of the individual’s unalienable rights;
  • That the legitimate function of government is to secure these rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, the maintenance of a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice for all;
  • That history makes clear that left unchecked, it is the nature of government to usurp the liberty of its citizens and eventually become a major violator of the people’s rights; and
  • That, therefore, it is essential to bind government with the chains of the Constitution and carefully divide and jealously limit government powers to those assigned by the consent of the governed.
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