Everyone's Plan B

The Strength of the Two-party System

November 2, 2012

With the two-party system, our country's leaders enjoy majoritarian support from those who elect them. The alternative would be a European-style parliament in which various factions attempt to cobble together a winning coalition.
If we allow a third party to gain traction, we will be stepping onto a slippery slope. The same reasons that apply to recognition of a third party would also apply to a fourth, fifth, sixth and even more political parties. And then we are indistinguisable from a European-style parliamentary system.
We are America, folks. Stay off that slippery slope.

2 years 1 month ago

So this new party should appeal to old Democrats and Republicans. With a large enough group, one of those parties will try and adapt, or they will disappear. It's why we have almost always had only 2 parties, but not the SAME 2 parties.

2 years 1 month ago

I think you make a good point James and I think it's exactly what we are seeing this election cycle. There is no significant difference between the two candidates. If it weren't for a few social value issues to make a fuss over, there would be no conversation at all.

2 years 1 month ago

"RG,
no offense, but...
You must be refering to my comment to 100mps
discussion: "AM I GOING TO HEAVEN?".
or my other posts where I challenge religious people
to prove their religious claims.
First off, when I put it in a form of a question, it is not
a claim or a statement, and is not saying contradictory
claims.
It it doesn't mean I don't believe there is no God.
It's the "generic" and obvious things I believe, not the

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2 years 1 month ago

Thomas, you said: "It doesn't mean I don't believe there is no God" so does this mean that you do not believe?
I do not think it is possible for someone to prove to another that God exists. This would be between you and God alone.
I KNOW my God exists, no room for doubt for me. And I can tell you this much, there is nothing generic about my Lord and Savior.Everything He does for me is on an extremely personal level.

2 years 1 month ago

I agree Sue, Constitutional values no longer exist. Progressivism / Communism / NWO is the path that our elected are driving in high speed

2 years 1 month ago

Hold the F on a minute..First off Lavonna, Sue Ramona Got your thumbs up's and returned them all wit a Kiss.X...OK why is their fighting amongst us who have been fighting the same cause together for about a year now or longer here on FC. RG Thomas has held steady in his message since he started this group. I have never seen him stray. But maybe you know something i don't..IT DOESN"T MATTER, We have enough enemies out there who hate freedom, hate Liberty, hate America.

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2 years 1 month ago

James you said,
We are not a 2 party system. We are really a 4-party system. The Progressives/Socialists are battling the old fashioned Democrats (like JFK) for control of the Democratic party, while the Libertarian/Ron Paul types are battling the John McCain types for control of the Republican Party. You have 2, two-party battles going on at the same time. Win one battle and you get to advance to the next round.

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2 years 1 month ago

Good morning all. Got a few minutes to read thru posts and comment before heading outside. Weather here is beautiful today and looking forward to a day in the yard! :) The critters have been calling since sunup, but coffee is calling louder... so here I am.

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2 years 1 month ago

Good morning Lavonna, I gave you a thumbs up because we are having our morning coffee together :) The sky here this morning seems to be practicing for it's winter mode. It's very gray and it wouldn't have surprised me to see snowflakes on the lawn with the leaves. I am relieved that there are none though!

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2 years 1 month ago

Good morning Rusty, thanks for the thumbs, but I don't see a fight. I don't think it's any secret that me and my good buddy RG have fought some good fights together and our history compels me to question why you jumped all over him here.

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2 years 1 month ago

When the media, all media reports on the voters it goes like Republicans, Democrats and Independents, so to the average viewer there are three parties, once which they never see on the ballots, well 95% of the time.

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2 years 1 month ago

"This is just what the homo's on 100mil communists want us doing"

Thomas is a member in good standing at 100mps Rusty. Did you know that? You just called him a homo. I've seen comments he has made over there and they don't align with what he says here. He appears to make comments based on whichever way the wind is blowing. I don't trust ANYONE who is a member in good standing at 100MPS.....PERIOD.

2 years 1 month ago (Edited)

You have to act kinda like Romney (you know flippy floppy) to be a 100MPS member with good standings, They gave me the boot. It is hard to be a flippy flopper and I could not make the cut!! OH Well

2 years 1 month ago

I am still a member of 100mps... but not so much in good standing. ;-( I am mostly ignored, talked around, and on occasion, a major target if I strike a nerve. <<<< this happens more than anything!

2 years 1 month ago

That's good for you Lavonna!! You must have a hard time Flippy Floppying:)

2 years 1 month ago

Nope, my Flip Flop has plopped. Guess you could say it has fallen and it can't get up.

2 years 1 month ago

See RG you did know something i didnt. Good to know.We still need Thomas to tell us his side..Sue im sorry if it seemed i took a side but i assure you i haven't. I simply wanted to stop a possible escalating argument amongst us here, That is all, no hidden agenda, no secret allies..Lavonna i agree, if i had a wife she would be lucky.lol..No i am a single man with no children which is probably for the better at this point..I wouldn't want to raise a child in this world.

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2 years 1 month ago

RG if i offended you in any way i do apologize brother it was not my intention

2 years 1 month ago

My sky the morning was as it is most mornings filled with criss cross & checkerboard patterns of chem trails..From my home to my work 50 miles away down to the Palm Springs area...Makes a man wonder why so much activity directly above the portion of the San Andreas fault that is the only section not have a major release in over 300 yrs. That makes it about 100 yrs over due..HMMMM...Oh what am i talking all that conspiracy theory stuff for???

2 years 1 month ago

Just say No, i love Larken Roses the tiny dot and have posted it many times on FC..So simply explained.

2 years 1 month ago

The question I have is thus
Consider if you were alive 2000 years ago in Israel.
The two main political system were the Pharisees and Sadducees
According to them the lessor evil was to kill Jesus because he was stirring up crowds against the establishment. Who would you support?

2 years 1 month ago

Yeah Rusty, that's just crazy talk :)
psst ... you might be interested in this, if you haven't seen it.

Chemtrails - Space Preservation Act 2001
H.R. 2977 was introduced October 2, 2001
It was rewritten, revised and introduced January 23, 2002 as H.R. 3616

"chemtrails" fall under exotic weapons!
Until they changed the wording to protect the guilty :)

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2 years 1 month ago

Jesus i would so as i am today and NOT SUPPORT EVIL...
Ramona yeah i'm aware. I am also aware our elected representatives also passed legislation legalizing testing of chemical weapons on the American people.

http://globalskywatch.com/chemtrails/ubb...

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2 years 1 month ago

"How God would delegate responsibility and authority" with us two legged humans, responsibility was done by individual choice and authority while here on earth is also on the individual. The only things given us were a good road for us to choose to take or not to take but is left up to the individual.

2 years 1 month ago

""because he was stirring up crowds against the establishment.""
I think I understand your question but Jesus only stirred up crowds to teach the word, not to be against anyone or anything..

2 years 1 month ago

Exactly John, if the government doesn't step in and decide that they are the boss of everyone it's up to the individual and that is an essential principle of our Constitution. It is the inability to grasp this concept of individual salvation that is turning otherwise conservative Republicans into Progressives.

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2 years 1 month ago

Joseph, just my thoughts... again! LOL But if Jesus was spreading the Word of God and people received that Word (beliefs) it would then be impossible for those same people to accept or defend evil. They would than have to stand against evil where ever it was found... in the "establishment"? I would say the same thing is happening today, but also think we are in the era of the falling away. We have been for many years now, but things have escalated as of late.

2 years 1 month ago

Nice Lavonna and I will give a Thumbs up for those thoughts :) I believe Jesus never took a stand against anything because that only causes conflict and hate? Even with Judas, Jesus only asked a question but never stood against him. This is one reason I have somewhat removed myself from this site because there is to much hate!! I think you should for sure try to change them/show them the word but not stand against them and if they don't want to change you should turn from them and move on!

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2 years 1 month ago (Edited)

Joseph, please see Matt.21:12
And yes, we are to knock the dust from our feet and move on, but I think only after we have done all we can to shine the light on evil. This is not to say that I promote violence, Lord forbid. But I do believe that there are still some who will come... it isn't over until the Lord says so.

2 years 1 month ago

Rusty, I would say I was sorry for you ( and especially any woman who could/would have been your wife) but God always knows what is best for us... especially when we don't! Glad to see that you recognize things for what they truly are. Many don't have this sight!

2 years 1 month ago

Political parties are unions, and should be disbanded

2 years 1 month ago

Lavonna, good verse and I see your point BUT my thought is that Jesus did not take a stand against what they were doing but scolded them for where they were doing it. It was written "Mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people," Isaiah 56:7. There are some that also believe Jesus lost his temper at this time, I do not believe this.

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2 years 1 month ago (Edited)

Joseph, maybe we can continue this through messages? I have (Finally) realized that we are way off topic.

2 years 1 month ago (Edited)

The 2 party system seems to be losing support, You might say... The new kids in town....

Statewide Libertarian Vote Totals That Will Give LP Ballot Access

posted by Staff on Nov 04, 2012

A lot is at stake this November for the Libertarian Party.

Election results will not only elect candidates and show areas of growth. The LP will automatically gain ballot access in 18 states by meeting thresholds set by each state's laws.

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2 years 1 month ago
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