I have been pondering a political party. Then I realized how much I cannot stand politicians. A political party in this day and age is a sure fire way to let people know that you would rather seen them drawn and quartered, than actually allow them the same freedom that you desire for yourself. Politics in general has been played as us versus them.
The us versus them is red versus blue versus independent is how it is always presented, when in fact the real quagmire is politicians against us. We always fall for their nonsense, every two years.
The only way the government works for us is if the government is splintered. We need to divide government if we expect to maintain our freedom of maneuver, we require division in D.C. and in every state capitol.
I would like to present a different way to vote:
We must make our own individual sacrifices if we ever expect an attempt to secure our own individual independence. We must limit not only the representatives that we did not vote for but also the ones we did vote for.
For too long our elected representatives have grown dependent on our complacent allegiance to red, blue and at times independent. The majority of us vote one party down the line, every time. Once our vote is cast, these elected representatives are no longer beholden to us, their constituents.
We must break the trend, we must cause chaos, we must keep them guessing. We must limit their time in any elected seat.
I propose Freedom Ballots
Change your party every election. Vote red one election, vote blue the following election, then go back to red and then blue and so on and so on. We can limit the president with the opposition party in control of the house or the senate, not both. We can limit the house or the senate with a president in opposition.
The house and senate must remain in opposition as well. The more opposition in government the more we maintain control.
I know this may seem outlandish and many will read this with a healthy dose of humor. I am serious though.
After 8 years of Obama and opposition in the house, Obama took the easy way out and led via executive order. Once Obama’s 2nd term had expired, so did his executive orders.
Trump has been heavy handed with his execute orders as well. Once his term is up, so may his executive orders.
Executive orders are rubbish and they have the power to destroy lives and livelihoods, yet they are not infinite and are easily abolished, unlike our laws.
If we can disrupt government, they will be less apt to disrupt us.
Chaos on them and not on us.
This may seem radical or even ridiculous, yet what has tradition gotten us so far? Perhaps instead of attempting to avoid insanity, we seek out insanity.
11 January 2019 Update:
The Democrat majority in the house makes me think I should vote red in 2020. If I vote blue in 2020, then this would be contrary to what I had proposed.