Saturday, October 01, 2005

Old/New Concept

Ever since I was 18, the first year that Eugene McCarthy became an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, I’ve been struggling to find a political party with whom my conscience would allow me to register.

Thus far, I’ve registered with the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party of the United States. I even researched the Socialist Party USA. I’m presently registered as an independent because those parties possessed traits and/or planks in their platforms that I could not support.

I wrote to one of the authors of an opinion piece which was published on the[ web site. I told this person that I was both endorsing the Green Party of the United States and communicating with it to encourage it to make more of an effort to promote its candidates, especially on a national level.

The writer replied to me, saying that he had supported the Green Party for the longest time but was frustrated with what to him was a lack of initiative. He said that he was going to look around for like-minded people and try to reinvigorate the Populist Party.

I then began to research information about the Electoral College because I believed, and still do believe, that third parties are as appealing to the American voter as having a third eye. As I believe that the Democrats and the Republicans aren’t the least bit interested in banning the Electoral College, it appears at present that we’re stuck with corporate owned professional politicians for some time to come.

Tonight I finally Googled the Populist Party. On one of its pages, there was a link that took me to The Direct Democracy League.

I don’t know if this guy is the only person trying to make a case for The Direct Democracy League, but he offers a lot of information.

At this time, I’ve only begun reading the information and I have more questions than opinions. As I read, I may discover how Stephen Neitzke proposes to implement what is quite an ambitious plan.

The Direct Democracy League presents me, at least, with something to study that’s entirely out of the box.

He speaks of a “2nd National Constitutional Convention” to “renew” The Constitution of The United States. His Direct Democracy League supports the ideal of “True Republican Governance” (TRG).

I will state up front that Neitzke references federal statute 18 USC 241 very often. When I clicked on the link, it took me to the text of that particular federal law. What I was a bit suspicious of was that the text is on a page that is also an advertisement for a law firm.

In Neitzke’s defense, I believe that he’s put too much thought, research and general effort into his writing to have a hidden agenda. He’s also extremely passionate. However, if you’re at all interested, you can visit the site and decide for yourself.

I’m sending this message out to you to offer another angle from which to view how our government could potentially look. If you wish to visit the web site, the reading is extremely interesting and, as mentioned, Neitzke is extremely passionate about the league’s mission. One almost gets the idea that Neitzke firmly believes that the implementation of the league’s mission is already a done deal.

There’s a lot to ingest, but I thought some of you may be interested in learning a bit about Neitzke’s goals. I know that I’m interested.

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