I rarely post in the political forum, and have never started a thread here before, but I raised a point in another thread that deserves it's own thread and I don't want the other thread hijacked. The main point I want to make here is that I think it is time for all voters in this country who really care about the future of this country to use the last legal power we can exercise...VOTE 3rd PARTY!!! The founding fathers never intended for the political elite in this country to gain the stranglehold on power that they have. The purpose of the Constitution was to limit the power of the federal government. In the interest of full disclosure I am a conservative who has voted Republican in the past because I see them as the best possibility to govern as I would like. The Democrats have been a lost cause for me a long time ago and they are getting worse. I voted for Bush ( and would do so again if the choice was between Bush and Kerry again, Kerry was not the answer) and have been disappointed in his governing. For the 1st time in modern history the Republicans have contolled both houses as well as the presidency and they have been sorely lacking. They have proven themselves to be no better than the Democrats and I don't see them as the answer to anything. They have outspent the free-spending Democrats which is an amazing feat, and Bush has given up on defending our borders to the point of actually encouraging the crossings with his policies. The two parties have divided power among themselves since what seems like forever, to the point where they seem to feel it is their right to be the ruling class. Did the majority of people in this country clamor to be led by Bush, or did the majority of people merely feel that Bush was the better alternative to Kerry? We realistically knew that one or the other would win. That always seems to be the case, why have generations of families, such as the Bushes and Kennedys always managed to rise to top levels of leadership? Are they superior leaders that everyone clamors to be led by, or is the system so manipluated as to make these results almost inevitable? Almost everyone has heard about the Skull and Bones organization that has an exclusive membership of the ruling elite who attended Yale. A rough estimate from the last time I researched it showed that there are roughly 100 living members of the organization. Out of this 100, two managed to face off against each other last election. Yes, George Bush and John Kerry are BOTH members. How did these guys manage to overcome such odds? Strangely enough other members of this organization are George Bush Sr. and his father Preston Bush, as well as John Heinz, ex-husband of Kerry's wife Teresa, ex-president William Taft, Fay Vincent the former baseball commissioner, and Lanny Davis from Clinton's staff. How do these people always manage to get themselves appointed or elected to such high positions? I'm running out of time her so I'll get directly to the point. The only solution I see to taking back our country from the elites is to change the way you vote. You can't think that if you vote 3rd party you are helping the opposition. You are, but if you vote for the Democrats or the Republicans you are part of the problem. I think voting in Green Party and Constitution party candidates is better than Democrats or Republicans. Don't continue to be part of the problem. Of course if we succed in this we'll see all of the current Democrats with a "G" as their party affiliates and the Republicans will start putting "C" after their names. So be it...it's a good starting point.