Taken over by extremists, the two major parties have upchucked their presidential candidates onto the campaign floor, giving us the disgusting choice between an overqualified liar and cheat or an underqualified blowhard. Neither of these fine examples of political bile deserves America’s vote.
What if there were a third party? One that listened to ideas rather than oppose them because they didn’t come from their party. After all, we’re all Americans. One that tries to fix the problems rather than conquer the opposition.
Call me Pollyanna, but I believe there could be as much as 5 percent of the elected officials in each party who could be statesmen rather than politicians.
Even without the presidency, with 10 percent of the ruling vote, nothing could pass without their approval. We could call this party the Grownup Party.
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Want to send America further into debt? Not without Grownup approval. Want to kick 11 million people out of the country? Not without Grownup approval.
Grownups, if you are out there, count me in.
Kurt Lanse, Clovis