INTERLUDE: I hear a lot of political scientists say that all Americans are partisans. They’re really loud during election time too. Say, some 94% of the vote is determined by partisanship, and on and on. Really, in light of the fact that both American parties are liberal parties (Ware) because Republicans and Democrats both promote capitalism and democracy to unique degrees, these political scientists are liberal society consensus scholars!
But what about me–a small r republican?! You can read my republican platform in N. Awakening. It should now be plain to see that I am not a Democrat or a Republican. As an independent republican (not a liberal), how am I represented in Washington? Or to the point, which political party will win my vote in 2016? Or, if I ran for office, how would I legitimately craft a republican platform in line with either the Democratic or Republican platform(s)?
The Point: I assume that there are more republicans in America–like me. We really are independents due to our differences in preferences for governance. We disagree with liberals on multiple issues. The median voter deserves an equal opportunity to engage efficacious and worthwhile activity. We seek nondomination. Honestly, during election time, both parties on various issues don’t represent me or indeed, misrepresent me.