If there was ever a clear demonstration of our need for a third party in America, it was the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives last month. Whether you believe Trump should have been impeached or not, what should stand out is that the two-party process did not serve the American people well.
If you want an honest process, don’t look to our Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress. A simple majority seems to be enough these days to push through whatever your party wants – even with something as important as impeaching the President of the United States of America. The degree to which these proceedings were a partisan circus was on full display.
The Democrats ensured they had the votes before the formal “investigation” even started. They would do their best to convince the American people of their case, but the party vote was pre-determined. For their part, Republicans didn’t even bother trying to defend Trump’s actions that were being investigated. Their entire focus was on the unfairness of the process and the accusers, knowing that any attempt at impeachment was doomed in the Senate any way.
As it turns out, when you have partisan majorities, truth and justice become playthings in the quest for political victory.
Our two ruling parties may relish this power (and try to tip the balance in their own favor in the next election) but as we saw in these impeachment proceedings, it comes at a huge cost – doing what is actually best for the American people.
Imagine if there was a third party in Congress. Imagine if the Democrats knew they had to actually convince someone outside of their party before embarking on such a monumental action. Imagine if Republicans had to actually look at evidence instead of relying on a majority “firewall” in the Senate to make the whole thing go away.
These two parties have grown so toxic, they require real legislative accountability that can only come from a third party. In this moment that accountability needs to come from the people. In the next election, vote to send a third party to Washington.
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