The Independent Party
Recently a new third party was formed and is called The Forward Party. Their slogan is not left, not right but forward. I have contacted the Forward Party offering them the opportunity of using our name, The Independent Party, for their party name. I think that the name The Independent Party would attract more people than would the name The Forward Party. They could say that The Independent Party is created to move the country Forward.
Let me know your thoughts and check out the website of The Forward Party.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE IDEA OF STARTING A NEW POLITICAL PARTY, OR YOU HAVE SOME THOUGHTS OR IDEAS ON HOW TO START A NEW POLITICAL PARTY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS ON THE CONTACT PAGE. THE INTERNET IS A WAY TO UNITE THOSE WITH SIMILAR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. CAN YOU HELP? DO YOU SHARE A VIEW THAT OUR COUNTRY AND OUR WAY OF LIFE IS UNDER ATTACK AND THAT A MULTI-PARTY POLITICAL SYSTEM MIGHT HELP TO PRESERVE OUR CONSTITUTION?
VOTING RIGHTS ISSUES
FIXED TERMS FOR ALL ELECTED FEDERAL OFFICE HOLDERS INCLUDING FEDERAL JUDGES AND SUPREME COURT JUSTICES. A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF PRIVACY
As to gun violence-
All automatic and semiautomatic weapons should be banned. The right to bear arms is not to be treated any differently than the right to free speech. Just as you cannot yell fire in a movie theater, constitutional rights set forth in the Bill of Rights can be limited and restricted based on the safety and well being of all citizens. It is hard to imagine that the founders of this country envisioned that there would be firearms capable of mass destruction in the hands of citizens. Let's return to the days of the muzzle loaders that were in use at the time of the adoption of the 2nd Amendment. Background checks are not the answer to gun violence. The answer lies in the limitations that can be placed on the possession and use of weapons of mass destruction.
As to voting rights issues-
Laws restricting or limiting access to voting, such as laws making it illegal to provide food or water to someone in line waiting to vote, are repugnant to a civilized society. Laws aimed at limiting voting by mail are an attack against democracy. We should be trying to make it easier for people to vote, not harder.
As to fixed terms of office-
President and Vice President of the United States-one six term term of office. No campaigning, speeches or attendance at gatherings, for or against any person running for office during the six year term.
United States Senators-one eight year term of office. No campaigning, speeches or attendance at gatherings, for or against any person running for office during the eight year term. May run one time for reelection eight years after leaving office
House of Representatives-one six year term of office. No campaigning, speeches or attendance at gatherings, for or against any person running for office during the six year term. May run one time for reelection six years after leaving office
Federal Judges-one and only one 12 year term of office.
Judges on the Federal Courts of Appeal-one and only one 15 year term of office.
Supreme Court Justices-one and only one 20 year term of office
As to a Code of Conduct for Supreme Court Justices
Every judge in every state has a code of conduct to which they must conform. Only the Justices of the US Supreme Court have no such code of conduct. Without such a code they are free to do and say as they please without having to answer to anyone. It all boils down to "who will watch the watchers". We cannot and should not rely upon the judgment of any of the justices when it comes to judging their own conduct.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?