Is “big tent” now an impossibility for any politcal party in America; and, if so, what will be the likely results?
I had this thought:
I am thinking a “Big Tent” national party works better we not so many things are treated as centralized national issues needing a top down/one-sized fits all solutions.
The reverse to this is that a system of strong Federalism (many issues left to the States and locals and citizens themselves) makes for a better environment for national Big Tent parties since much the differences in views would not matter much policy-wise.
So, if somebody thinks Big Tent parties make for a better national government, then they should support Federalism.
I support Federalism.
I would be completely okay with a Third Party to replace either the Dems or Repubs that focused on: Strong Federalism, Anti-Corruption, and Fiscal Responsibility – a Clean-up-the-System” Party.
Note I left out a particular National Security PoV as one of the big three of the party. Party members could call themselves “broomies”.
More to come…
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