The American Independence Movement

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Will Hart

Tampa, FL

#1 May 14, 2014
The American Independence Movement

12.05.2014 12:18

By Will Hart

Have you wondered why we even bother to hold elections? Why not just let the incumbents, who get re-elected anyway, just remain in office and save tens of millions of dollars spent on this needless display of "democratic window dressing"?

We seem to get the same results regardless of the party that is elected to the White House or that holds the majority in Congress.

The two party system is, in fact, broken beyond repair and our politicians know it. We the people are also painfully aware that Washington D.C., is the home of gridlock as in a brain-dead, totally dysfunctional institution.

Did the Republic die and wither away when they shut the government down? No it did not.

Part of the reason for this state of affairs is that our cynical cadre of professional politicos is dedicated not to creating effective social policy, but to ensuring that the established (dis)order remains intact.

Now, what would happen if our archaic two-party, all too predictable beltway fandango, were suddenly challenged by a fresh vision and a burst of new energy? That can only happen if a truly independent, third-party with a radical platform entered the fray in 2016. We will call this as yet fictional party, the American Independence Movement (AIM).

Instead of pretending like it presented an alternative, but without offering anything substantive; it will present a bold platform based upon a no-holds-barred analysis of our current situation, how we got here and how we can get out and create a vastly different future.

First, the past 100 years has seen several interest groups seize: 1) the economic and financial reins of the country and 2) create the military-industrial complex. #

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