An increasing number of people favor an alternative to the two parties. A recent Suffolk University poll conducted in cooperation with the USA Today found fifty-three percent of “unlikely voters said a “third party or multiple parties are necessary.” Only about a third of the “unlikely voters” found “the Democratic and Republican parties do a good job of representing Americans’ political views.” Twenty-three percent of unregistered Americans said they would choose a third party candidate. Eighteen percent of register....
The Occupy movement that sprouted close to a year ago was symptomatic of a government that is increasingly regarded as illegitimate by its citizens. The movement did not appear simply because of economic inequality and injustice. It appeared because there is great political injustice perpetuated by a system, a winner-take-all political system that plays a significant role in the loss of equality, justice and liberty in the country.
Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney do not touch [these significant] issues..... Wall Street fraud, widespread government surveillance, war crimes, state secrets privilege, indefinite detention, the PATRIOT Act, Guantanamo Bay prison, significantly reducing fossil fuel consumption, the military industrial-complex, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, “free” trade agreements, restoring the Glass-Steagall Act, breaking up too-big-to-fail banks, single-payer healthcare, capital punishment, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, empire-building, etc.
The news media aid and abet the two parties by ensuring taboo topics are not addressed in coverage of the election or debates
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