25 February 2010

Breaking The Chains Of The Two Party System

Poli-Tea: Content in their Chains, Partisans of the Two-Party State Oppose Liberation from the Ideological Prison that is Democratic-Republican Politics

In recent weeks, there have been a number of calls for third party and independent activism geared toward building a moderate or centrist opposition to the Democratic-Republican two-party state and duopoly system of government.

Perhaps the best sign that a moderate independent, third party alternative to the ruling order represents a credible threat to the Democratic-Republican two-party state and duopoly system of government is the very fact that partisans of the Democratic and Republican Parties are so concerned to convince us that such independent or third party alternatives amount to nothing more than a political fantasy or a dead end.

[W]e should expect to see attacks in this precise vein, arguing that the Democratic-Republican two-party state is the absolute horizon of all political reality, that the Democratic-Republican two-party system will exist in its present form until the end of time, that consideration of alternatives to the dictatorship of the Democratic-Republican Party is nothing more than fantasy, that we are and will always be the prisoners of the ruling Democratic-Republican political class.

The partisans of the Democratic-Republican two-party state and duopoly system of government are the ideological prison guards of the political process, who seek to convince us that all attempts at liberation are futile.

1 comment:

d.eris said...

Maybe you saw it already, but there was another link I wanted to add to that post (but didn't because it was getting too long) from the AEI on the danger to the GOP from a "pragmatic centrist party", which fears the GOP could go "the way of the Whigs." How ironic if the Whigs sent the GOP packing?

http://www.aei.org/article/101629