One great comment that was brought to our attention:
The American youth of today will never attack the hand that feed them. You talk about corporate greed, but that extends to the educated youth who are desperately seeking employment at the aforementioned greedy corporations. Why would they jeapordize their potential status as high wage-earning employees.
True. It makes sense for the middle-class youth to seek out the highest-paying and/or most fulfilling job after college. However, they have a separate relationship with their government.
As a democracy, America owes it to citizens to engage them directly rather than pseudo-representative lobbyists who broker power largely on behalf of corporations. Yes, these corporations might be our employers, but it doesn’t mean they need to be corrupt to turn a profit and keep us employed.
Also, there is a growing frustration among our educated youth because they have little access to good-paying jobs thanks to a baby-boomer induced, double-dipping recession. More and more, we are connecting the dots between government, poor representation, lobbyists, corporate greed, and the recession. Someone has to defend the elected population..who also double as real and potential employees at said corporations.
Our goal is to cut out the middle-man and bring people closer to Washington by raising an alternative, third-party compromise agenda founded on populism, common-sense, and decency.
A few people have wondered what this site is all about. Is there a real National Compromise Party? What does Theodore Roosevelt have to do with it? What’s up with the Forgive Student Loan Debt fascination?
In short, the answer to all the above questions is this: We want the youth of America, and the moderates who feel disenfranchised by Washington politicians and lobbyists, to feel like they have a voice once again.
Will there be a National Compromise Party candidate running for office anytime soon? Probably not. But the idea here is to point out some of the serious flaws in Washington; namely the lobbyist industry, radical punditry in the media, and shady campaign fundraising practices.
Well said, Mr. Shultz! Well said indeed!
The most recent Rasmussen Reports polling data are showing America’s true feelings about the debt ceiling, government, and partisan politics. In short, it may be time for the moderates in America to unite behind a Compromise Party.
A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that just 43% of Likely Voters believe American elections are fair to voters. That’s the lowest finding to date.
Eighty percent (80%) of voters say the country is heading down the wrong track, the highest finding since early November 2008. Since January 2009, voter pessimism had ranged from 57% to 63%.
The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed - a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence - is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet. Perhaps it’s no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date. Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent.
If only that 32.1% of other Americans could get behind a truly populist third party. You have to believe that with a majority of this “other” population there have to be mainstream party folks - Blue Dog Democrats and RINOs - who would jump ship for a so-called “compromise party.”