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Chase Knudsen @chaseknuts 4 years, 11 months ago

I think Ted Cruz is right on the money, I am not sure what he really is. But I am pretty sure he has some Libertarian ideals (not sure though,t just seems that way). I mean the right and the left parties are so corrupt and out of control with power its unreal. We need Ron Paul! :)

         
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Joelle Martin @joellemartin 4 years, 11 months ago

I don’t think we can trust either party! Politicians guarantee one thing and the second they are elected, they go and do the exact opposite of what was promised. Lately it seems as if they are more concerned about pushing their agendas and limiting our freedoms than actually trying to work together to get our country back on track. @chaseknuts We definitely do need Dr. Paul!

         
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Jackie Wellfonder @jlwellfonder 4 years, 11 months ago

I just blogged on this topic at http://www.jackiewellfonder.com ;) I love Ted Cruz and I agree, he’s right on the money! Both parties played a role and need to be held accountable, no more status quo!

         
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Luann Keller @luannkeller 4 years, 10 months ago

When I hear Hillary & other politicians extol the virtues of government partnering with business I think ” No!” These partnerships corrupt both. Business is supposed to be competitive and seeking profits; government is supposed to benefit public good. Put them in bed together and businesses and are seeking an unfair advantage over consumers & competitors and government agents are seeking profits for themselves & their supporters and public service has vanished.

         
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Jordan Bosstick @jordanbosstick 4 years, 10 months ago

I think most Americans do not agree with either party 100%. There are definitely instances on both sides of the aisle that would encourage people not to trust either party. I personally feel that most people in the middle especially, are very frustrated with both Republicans and Democrats, and I think a lot of people choose not to vote because they are so frustrated. This could be a winning message. What do you guys think???

         
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John Grant @johng405 4 years, 10 months ago

Unfortunately, it’s not viable to gain a majority outside of a two party system. Ron Paul understood this. Gary Johnson and Wayne Allyn Root ran as Republicans when they wanted to win. The socialist/Marxist movement of the 1960s infiltrated the Democrat party to make it what is is today. It took years, but Reagan turned out moderates and, for a time, conservatives controlled the Republican party.

It is possible to build a movement within a two party system. The Tea Party did it in 2010. Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul did it. Work the system. Take over locally. Give people an option. But leverage. Build coalitions.

Rand Paul doesn’t use the fractious language his father did, and he’s a force to be reckoned with in the Republican Party. He’s principled but focused on leveraging the assets of his party with a message that resonates.

Marco Rubio is casting some doubt as to what his commitment is to the principles that got him elected. His recent alienation of his party has been a disaster. He can’t be a winner if he keeps doing it this way.

Staying on the outside looking in won’t win.

         

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