Political Parties/Where Do You Stand?

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What are your reason for voting for one political party, and not the other?

In our Government, we have two parties. Democrats and Republicans.This has throughout history been the cause of much turmoil between many Americans. Each believes their party is the better one. They believe the other party is the cause of many of the problems that we have here in America.  But where do you really stand? Many families raise their kids to believe as they do.  The children accept it as a heritage. I was raised a Democrat and that was what I always voted.  Today I am independent. I vote on the platform they stand for, not for a party. I judge the opponent, not by how he looks, or what he says, (because their speeches are not their own, words they are written by others) but what they have done in the past that has benefited our country.  Today we all need to make our own choices, not because our family in the past chose for us, or our friends influence us, but because we judge the platform, the man, and what he can do to better our country.  Don’t be a puppet that is manipulated and pulled in different directions.  Stand up, speak your voice, but let it be what you firmly believe. Not because someone tells you to believe what you hear, and see on television.  But Because you have weighed the facts and made your own choice. In life, you will have many choices to make. You must learn to be you, not a carbon copy of anyone else.  The only heart that you can know, and be sure of is your own!


Submitted: November 29, 2020

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88 fingers

Very good article. But we need to go further. The two party duopoly needs to be change for other voices to be heard.
Use to vote Democratic until 1996.
Since then, I voted for the person who's views and ideas come close to my own.
Ralph Nader got my vote 3 times. Gary Johnson on the Libertarian party in 2016, and Howie Hawks in 2020 for the Greens.

Sun, November 29th, 2020 5:22pm


Thank you. I am a believer in standing for what one believes, even if it means standing alone sometimes.

Wed, December 2nd, 2020 1:11pm

JE Falcon aka JEF

Good points. I too went independent after trying both sides on for size. I have become more logical and Party agendas have changed too, so I don't like either.

Sun, November 29th, 2020 9:58pm

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