We at thirdpartytime.com are dedicated to fostering a government responsive to the people — a government which acts based upon sound science and sound economics. We do not specifically advocate for the creation of a third party, nor do we have a formal relationship with any third party currently in existence. We are fully aware that our policy preferences could be served by either of the two major political parties that currently dominate the politics of the United States. We understand that the sheer utterance of the term “third party” sends many people running for the hills. However, as the politics and policies of the two parties become more and more similar, an independent voice is more critical now than at any time in the recent past. As the rolls of independent voters expand while the numbers of those who consider themselves to be closely affiliated with a major political party contract, it is crucial that we focus on policy over party.
While we consider ourselves to be progressives, we do not necessarily conform to each and every position consistent with the larger progressive movement, nor do we hold any political party affiliation. We will however applaud members of the two major political parties when they act ethically and responsibly on the peoples’ behalf. Over the past few decades the government has become more and more beholden to moneyed interests whose henchman now wield far too much power over policy-making at each level of government. Neither the Republican or Democratic Party speaks for the vast majority of the citizens. In fact, both parties covertly attempt to convince their members of the soundness of the policies championed by their financial backers. Now more than ever we need a political movement to at the very least force the policy agenda in the correct direction. In furtherance of this goal we will strive to provide our readers with fact and opinion that we believe will prove both informative and entertaining.