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Independence Party of Queens
New York City
Video Interview With State Chairman Frank Mackay
Interviewer: Mike Niebauer, Camera: Garro,
Editor: joseph tiraco
      September 25, 2007

1.         social issues If you have a need to be told how to think on social issues, than the two major parties might be right for you. At the heart of the Third-Party movement is freedom from unrelenting brainwash and proselytization; now the hallmark of America’s two-party system.

 

2.         disenfranchisement While the two major parties tend to ward off freethinkers as loose cannons, Third-Party adherents see these individualists as whistleblowers, requiring a mechanism to launch them into public life.

 

3.         Ross Perot factor Perot’s school of hard knocks intruded commonsense into implacably entrenched stagnation of a dense two party political system; a system that needs to be periodically dragged kicking and screaming out of the doldrums.

 

4.         government extremes Issues near and dear to your heart are being shut out of the political debate by a never ending, irresolvable tug-of-war between far right and far left factions - the social elite that set today’s political agenda.

 

5.         wild card Toss a wild card into the political arena and all bets are off. Without complete control of the debate, the two polarized major parties are forced into the middle ground that separates them.

 

6.         wasted votes The only wasted vote is a vote never cast.

 

7.        suppressing the vote Keeping you at home on election day accrues some very definite benefits to the two major parties - in fact, making you into a complete political dropout works strongly in their favor; so much so, it is the one truly bipartisan stratagem on which they totally agree.

 

8.         incumbency Despite record low approval ratings, incumbent politicians are returned to office a whopping 98% of the time. How does a system perceived as permeated with scoundrels and scallywags maintain a continuous 98% re-election rate? Simple, incumbents control the election machinery.

 

9.         personal involvement As long as the electorate remains complacent, the current wave of intolerance sweeping the nation will remain unabated. Become involved. Vote! And a $5 donation speaks louder then one might imagine.

 

10.       third party appeal Frank Mackay in a plain speaking style appeals to voters on behalf of the Third-Party movement. If more of the same tired rhetoric leaves you cold and ready to sit out the next election, or so hot under the collar you may drop off the political scene altogether, then take a close look at the third-party movement. If your political footing is more secure on the broad center of the road, instead of treading the narrow extremes at the fringes, then we want you.

 

 



Commentary: joseph tiraco



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