Everyone knows the United States has a two-party system, where only the Democrats and Republicans have the capacity to win elections. Everyone also knows Democrats and Republicans hate each-other — like, really hate each-other.
Go onto just about any social media website and you’ll see name-calling, false accusations, and endless arguments over just about every issue there is — you’ll even see them attacking members of their own party for disagreeing with them on so much as a single issue.
According to the Pew Research Center: 93% of strong Democrats view the GOP unfavorably, and 96% of strong Republicans view…
When most young people think about the party flip, they think about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a partisan bill only supported by Democrats that finally ended segregation in the South, causing angry, white, neo-Confederates to all start voting Republican — but this picture is wrong, very wrong.
Although more Democrats voted for the act than Republicans, more Democrats also voted against it; percentage-wise: the GOP actually supported it more than the Democrats.
According to official voter registration data, in June of 2021: there were 1,774,596 registered voters in the State of Arkansas, with 90,420 being Democrats, 117,277 being Republicans, 687 being Libertarians, 13 being Nonpartisan, 1,566,104 being Optional, 94 being Green, and 1 being Other.
By my calculations:
5.1% of registered voters are Democrats
6.6% of registered voters are Republicans
0.04% of registered voters are Libertarians
88.3% of registered voters are Independents
0.005% of registered voters are Greens
Nonpartisans and that one guy registered as Other are too small to matter.
Wait, only 6.6% of registered voters are Republicans!? Did I accidentally…
We can all agree that the Democratic Party is left-wing, and the Republican Party is right-wing, but what about third parties? The Greens are to the left of the Democrats, the Constitution Party is to the right of the Republicans, the Reform Party is in the center, and the Libertarian Party is… it’s complicated.
The LP is pro-choice, supports gay marriage, and opposes the death penalty — so they must be left-wing, right? Well, not so fast; they also support lowering taxes, want to repeal regulation, and are opposed to the minimum wage — so… they’re right-wing?
These views might…
With anti-LGBT hate crimes on the rise, our right to keep and bear arms becomes more and more important by the day — but that right is increasingly put in jeopardy by the Democratic Party’s radical gun control agenda.
They might not want to ban all guns, but they want to ban any gun that can fire multiple rounds — which includes the vast majority of guns, especially hand-guns, which make up the bulk of gun ownership.
The progressive activist group ‘March for Medicare for All’ is organizing protests across the Nation in support of Medicare for All — the left-wing plan to give every American free, government-sponsored healthcare.
#M4M4ALL claims to be a non-partisan organization, and is supported by the Illinois Green Party, People’s Party, Revolutionary Action Party, Progressive Democrats of America, as well as Our Revolution chapters in North Texas and Washington.
According to their official website: marches will take place on July 24th in forty-six cities, including Little Rock, Arkansas, where a protest will take place on the steps of the state capitol from 9am to noon.
The march was later changed to a stationary protest due to “logistical complications.” There are currently no speakers planned for the event.
For more information: visit the official Mobilize page for the Little Rock event.
American politics is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. They’re the only parties represented in the federal government and control every state government.
This is not a coincidence; the way America’s electoral system is designed has unintentionally resulted in a two-party duopoly.
First-past-the-post (FPTP) means voters have to coalesce around the lesser of two evils, because voting their conscience would split the vote and result in an even worse candidate winning the election with a mere plurality.
Furthermore, third parties struggle to get enough signatures for ballot access, and only raise a fraction of the money Democrats and Republicans…
Kuit using the letter Q; it’s a useless letter that can easily be replaced by C or K in every case — and to prove it: I won’t use it in this article, except when I refer to it by name or use IPA.
C more closely resembles Q than K does, but the letter C is almost as useless as Q is, which is why I’ve chosen K as Q’s replacement — but I’ll let it slide, if you want to use C… at least until my next article on English orthography.
Warning: this section partially uses Wikipedia as…
I may be transgender, but I don’t feel like I’m part of the LGBT Community. What kind of community ridicules you for your opinions and ostracizes you for your beliefs? I may be LGBT, but I’m not part of your Community.
I’m conservative on issues like abortion, guns, and the role of the federal government, which has put me at odds with the LGBT Community. I’ve been called a “Fascist,” a “Nazi,” and a “Trump Supporter,” and I’m almost never welcomed into queer groups.
Fascists want to centralize power, which is what the left is doing, the Nazis would have…
If you’ve been on the political side of the Internet long enough: you’ve probably seen people bickering back and forth over whether the United States is a democracy or a republic. Democrats will swear it’s a democracy, and Republicans will swear it’s a republic—you can quit arguing now, because it’s both.
As an Independent, it’s clear to me that this argument is an infantile non-issue between two polarized tribes dead-set on proving they’re more legitimate than the other through any means necessary. …