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February 11, 2012
A Party of Merit
I find it best to start at the beginning so here is a bit of a recent history lesson. In 1958 a new political party was formed that would quickly unbalance the almost restrictive two party system. There had been other parties but none of them ever reached the level of the Democratic or Republican parties, until the creation and meteoric rise of the Mericratic Party. The Mericrats, as they would be known, worked under one single over-riding principle that informed almost all of their decisions. That principle can be summed up in one word... merit. They pick their candidates--all of their positions really--they shape their policy, and they present their cases all based first on merit. That means they pick the best ideas to reach their goals, the best person to get the job done--that doesn't always mean the most likely person to win in today's world--and the most direct routes and means to do what they want. Popularity is their strength, and their weakness sometimes. What they deem is best for themselves, and for the nation, isn't always popular, least of all among the members of the other two major parties (if you didn't know, this means Congress is a stumbling block a lot of the time), certainly not among the lobbyists, and not always among the population at large.
In 1964 Herbert Jenkins won the election by a smidge, edging out Johnson. History was made that day and the country has never been the same. You might not know or remember, but since the Mericrats' first win they have only been out of the White House for two elections in a row when Ronald Reagan was in office. As you likely do know they are in the White House now, and chances are high that they will get in again this year. You may have heard here previously that I voted Mericrat in the last election. I cannot say that I will be doing so again, not having learned what I have learned.
candidate, Congress, government, Herbert Jenkins, history, Mericratic Party, merit, popularity, principles, Ronald Reagan, White House.
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