During my lifetime, the United States has never been as politically polarized as it is today, the result of nearly total intolerance between the two major political parties. In good conscience, many of us cannot currently align ourselves with the extremes available from the two major presidential candidates. It is time for a new political party, one that embodies the following ideas:
-- Fiscal responsibility, long term and short term
-- Cautious growth of entitlements, must be sustainable
-- Not funded or influenced by business interests
-- Supporting American industry and discouraging job exports
-- Immediate removal of trade agreements if rules not followed by other country
-- Development of domestic energy sources, both renewable and traditional
-- No claim to "job creation" other than temporary ones
-- Full control of illegal immigration
-- Minimizing foreign aid and foreign military involvement.
Unfortunately, it takes large sums of money to develop a new political party, the process by which they become corrupted by the funding interests. The elected officials of the two major political parties should only expect increasing disappointment from their constituents in the future. They have failed to represent the interests of honest working people.
Marc Dippre, Richland