We all know that the Republican and Democratic parties are effectively in lockstep with each other. They support each other in critical areas such as entitlement programs, supporting the Deep State, and eroding citizens' rights. They do it all the time, and no matter who runs Congress or the Senate or the White House, the basic wrongs never get righted.
The same goes for most presidential candidates. They are party creatures, selected by the party and run by the party and paid by the party's financial backers. Very few of them are independent - even President Trump, who really was financially independent but allowed the Republican Party to effectively neuter his administration by installing too many insiders in critical positions.
If we really want change, and if enough thinking politicians really want change, let's look at a new alternative.
What if a front-running candidate - let's say President Trump, who appears to be leading in the opinion polls right now - were to deliberately step aside from his party and say, "All right, I'm running as an independent." He already rejects enough of the RINO propaganda to be able to do that believably.
What if that independent Presidential candidate were to select a running mate from the other side of the political aisle - let's say, for example, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who appears to be relatively popular among centrist Democratic voters? He's also an independent thinker who doesn't cleave to the party line.
What if the two agreed to publicly support independent candidates for Congress and the Senate, endorsing each candidate jointly and asking voters to elect them rather than members of either major political party? Would the "normal" voters of America respond to such a call? Could they succeed in enough electoral districts to form a viable "third force", or even take over the legislative branch?
Could those three steps lead to the first real defeat for the nominally two-party political system in America, and break the logjam that currently paralyzes our government?
I don't know. I guess none of us do. All I know is that the present situation is completely untenable, and if nothing is done to change the status quo, this country is heading for a collapse. I don't think there's any doubt about that.
What say you, readers? Is this a viable alternative? If not, is there another one that might work? Or do we simply throw up our hands, admit we're helpless, and watch as our political Thelmas and Louises drive the car of the United States off the cliff and kill our nation?