Do you think you have a better idea?

United States
September 24, 2009 8:46am CST
I think all the change we need for this country, would be to start another party besides the two we have now, the Democrats and Republicans need some good competition, and we the people should have the Citizen party, and should be exercised to be put into law. It should contain someone from any of the States up to 2 candidates from each State, to be able to run for Senators and Presidents. They should be residents who have shown to be good supporters of any organizations who are non-profit and constructive in their own right, someone who will do good for the underdog, the poor, and the deserving. They should show that they gave back to this country even when they received nothing from this country. They should show good leadership skills, and high moral standards, who are against big business having any say in how to run this country. They should have a High School diploma or GED would be even better, and showed that he can get a GED, he would be an example of someone who been there done that experience. Someone who has first hand experience in struggle would be a fine example of human decency. Someone who isn't afraid to take on the Government we have now, that would fight for the people, and not for their governments laws. We need change, and Obama is not it.
4 responses
• United States
24 Sep 09
There are a lot of great third party options. DO some research. Fine one you like and then get involved ....volunteer... we really do need viable third party options. The reason no one takes them seriously is because the press does not cover them nearly as much as the major two and they do not have the funding that hte major too have. But the more people that get sick the major two...and lets fact it...both have done enough to make ALOT of us throw our hands up and be done with them both. They deserve for us to turn away from them. If those people explore their third party options they might find what they are looking for. ANd it would take a lot of power away from the big two. Which needs to happen.
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• Canada
24 Sep 09
First of all, and don't take this the wrong way, but "this country" in an online & international forum is an odd way to start off the post. Most of the people here aren't American (and I assume American because of the Democrat/Republican/Obama/"we the people" comments). It just rubs me as a little self centered to assume that because this is an English forum it must be mainly Americans who are populating it, I'm sorry. Secondly, what you're asking for isn't a type of political party, it's characteristics you want to see in your country's leader. And on a side note, speaking as someone who's familiar with Obama's stance, he seems like exactly what you're asking for to everyone outside of the US. We see and hear about all the protests, and no one can figure out what so many Americans are so upset about, and I'll give two examples as to what I'm talking about. 1. The main reason why I would never want to live in the States is that there isn't any free public health care. If I break my leg, or get pneumonia, I don't want to worry about where I'm going to get the thousands of dollars to get better. Obama wants to instigate public health care, which will allow people who can't afford to pay for the health care to have an equal chance at being healthy as people with money. Everyone deserves to be able to see a doctor and receive treatment if they need it. I've heard this referred to as communist, when it's similar to the health care available in Britain, Canada, Australia, and most of Europe. If you still want to pay for your health care, go ahead, but why deny someone the chance to have the same health care options you have because they don't make as much? Or deny their children of that right because of their parents income? No hospital is going to say, no keep your money, we're pulling the plug on your grandma anyways. 2. I recently saw people outraged on the news because Obama left a message for school children on the first day of school, which was basically saying Hey kids, do good in school (I believe it was more literally something along the lines of encouraging the kids to study hard and take responsibility for their success in school and their future careers - in other words, work hard, try and get good grades, and be the best you can be, etc), and parents were going ballistic because they were offended he would say something like this to their children, and that they had little notice, and a lot of parents even kept their kids home on the first day. I don't understand why this makes people so angry. Encouraging children to work hard and do well in school isn't a bad thing. No one tells their children to go to school, slack off, and worry about doing any homework. We have to wonder if it's really the message that's making people so upset, or is it simply that people don't like him and don't want their children to have to hear anything he has to say?
• United States
24 Sep 09
I definetly agree. I have become rather sick of both parties to be honest. Both have become so absorbed with what the other is doing they have completely ignored the wishes of the ctizens. Politics and the two political parties have only themselves on their minds, as long as they get to continue slandering each other and making money at it, they are fine. I feel like its time to put people in the office who actually care about the people who put them there not just getting more and more of our money.
@jb78000 (15178)
24 Sep 09
whatever your agenda is i would agree with this all the way. i'm from a different country and nearly always vote for a candidate who is not one of the two major ones (don't like either of them} - now at the risk of sticking my nose in and annoying people your country tends to be quoted as what happens when you really have only two influential parties and lets not let this happen here (has happened pretty much but the smaller ones are getting more seats now). [pompous british rabbit now hops off]