You have at least convinced me of one thing... that I should go ahead and switch political affiliations. I like freedom too much to be a republican any more.
Is your name Spectar by chance?
When it comes to Political parties I am not affiliated with any. I'm a conservative, I used to call myself an independent until they PC'd that one into uselessness. Now I'm just a considerate voter.
Political Parties can be both good and bad, unfortunately both the major parties in the USA have decided to selfserving instead of serving peoples needs.
I think in the next election you will see at least 2 new political affiliations out there; the Tea Party, and the Conservative Coalition. Both will make in roads, enough I think to unseat the bulldozer majority the democrats have now.
I think the Republican party has fragmented and though still in existance will have little effect or recovery.
The future will have the Democrats on the Liberal agenda, the Tea Party and the Conservative Coalition will make up what has been in the past, the swing votes of both heretofore major parties, and the Republican party will be the ultra conservatives.
SgtMjr: If you want to get in a slugging match, not show any proofs to support your stand, and then attempt to due a "graceful" bow out, your postings in this thread are an excelllent example. JMHO.