14 February 2015

4th Party

"4th Party" - A theoretical political party with a limited but targeted agenda focusing on amending the methods of representation of the United States of America at the federal level. 

It is said the "Founding Fathers" wanted to create a democratically elected representative government that was free of political parties and relied on the individual to have a direct say through said representation.  If this was the goal, it has miserably failed.  

Now that two parties dominate the federal and state governments they work at maintaining their control as much as working for the people.  

Introducing the 4th Party platform: the two party system is detrimental to democracy while a no party system is unrealistic.  It is the goal of 4th party to reform the mechanisms of the federal government to ensure there are always 4 distinct parties participating at the federal level

4th Party also limits its goal to this single issue in order to be accessible to individuals of divergent opinions who agree on the need for such reform.  The 4th party platform is limited to the following three items:

1) An individual elected to a federal office may be re-elected to the same office only once consecutively.  An individual can return for election to the same office after not participating in at least one election cycle of said office every other cycle.

2) The President will be elected by popular national vote.  The individual receiving the highest vote will become President.  The individual second in rankings will become President of the Senate and a Senator-at-Large.  The individual third in ranking will become a Senator-at-Large.  Both Senators-at-Large will have full Senatorial powers for four year terms.  The Vice-President will continue to cast tie breaking votes.

3) The House of Representatives will be divided into four different groups by a method of voting.  A minimum of four Representatives will volunteer their names or be selected for the position of Speaker of the House or, if the list is greater than four, the House will vote until the top four most popular Representatives are .  The House will vote for one of the four to become Speaker of the House.  The remaining three will join a fourth Representative chosen by the Speaker to each take one of the "four corners" of the House.  The remaining Representatives will designate the "corner" of their choice to join.  Each "corner" will collectively have significant powers in proposing and/or passing legislation.

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