The twin party tyranny of Republican and Democratic Party (a.k.a. our party duopoly) is keeping the American people from having any say in their own affairs. Third parties have a huge obstacle to overcome in form of the twin party tyranny’s huge hurdles and voter doubt in their chances to win big elections.
I tend to think that what we could use is an American People’s Coalition in which all the non-establishment, pro-people, anti-corruption candidates campaign together, edifying each other and offering a whole Cabinet and large chunk of Congress rather than just one presidential candidate and one political party to the voters and where on the other end of things we, the “ordinary Americans”, meet in town halls or community centers, rev up our own discourse, agree on the priorities we all share regardless of traditional party lines and other divisions, and take over local party chapters and municipalities (the base of the political power pyramid) from which will sprout our own candidates for higher offices with or without any central organization.
So, instead of rallying around a single candidate like Bernie Sanders in this presidential election year of 2016, we could rally around the idea of cleaning house together under the banner and unifying title of the American People’s Coalition which unlike a single person could not be so easily murdered, intimidated, or outmaneuvered through fraud, thereby decapitating our movement against the corruption in our politics, the way it happened with Sanders.
We could hammer out a platform of widely approved and popular priorities, represent them with the three-word title of the American People’s Coalition, and all existing and emerging candidates for offices high and low could either run on this platform or not while we flood the meetings of the base of the political power pyramid and install the right candidates there.
Contact me if you wish to talk about this. Otherwise just spread the idea. Also comment. Power to the People!