Political Parties & Principles

Embed from Getty Images While the United States does have numerous third parties and many voters now register as independents, politics is dominated by the Republicans and the Democrats. While there
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Embed from Getty Images While the United States does have numerous third parties and many voters now register as independents, politics is dominated by the Republicans and the Democrats. While there are independents in office here and there, independent voters still identify strongly with the two parties. They are also almost entirely limited to voting for candidates from these two parties. My own party affiliation is Democrat, although it is a very weak affiliation. While I do share some of the values professed by the party (such as support for education and protecting the environment) my main reason for being a Democrat is that Florida is a closed primary state. If I did not have a party affiliation, I would be limited to voting between the candidates picked by the Democrats and Republicans. That is not acceptable and I regard the Democrats as less evil than the Republicans. At least for now. While people do sometimes change parties (Reagan started as a Democrat and ended as a. . .

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