Thursday, June 01, 2006

Peggy Noonan: America may be ready for a new political party

First 'A breakdown of the two party system?' now 'America may be ready for a new political party':

Something's happening. I have a feeling we're at some new beginning, that a big breakup's coming, and that though it isn't and will not be immediately apparent, we'll someday look back on this era as the time when a shift began.

All my adult life, people have been saying that the two-party system is ending, that the Democrats' and Republicans' control of political power in America is winding down. According to the traditional critique, the two parties no longer offer the people the choice they want and deserve. Sometimes it's said they are too much alike--Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Sometimes it's said they're too polarizing--too red and too blue for a nation in which many see things through purple glasses...


Anonymous James said...

I agree it has ended but the problem is not that the two are polar opposites. The problem is that they are the same. Two parties that believe in the power of the government and not of the people.

They use the government to advance their own particular ideologies, which are different, but the style in which they do it has grown tiresome. People can only toil under tyranny for so long. Especially a nation of freedom lovers.

Therefore, I say viva la revolution

June 1, 2006 at 10:41 PM  

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