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With the loss of a sense of shared sacrifice comes the loss of concern for going to war by the general public. What we can’t feel as a nation, we don’t care about as a nation. Hence the war in Afghanistan has dragged on longer than any other U.S. conflict but only recently has begun to raise the public ire.
One of the crucial points Maddow makes in her book is that the Office of the President has wrested control of war-making authority from Congress, which was unambiguously vested with this power by the Founders.
There are four third parties in California with ballot status: American Independent, Green, Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom. Let’s look at the numbers and see what they tell us. All data is the most recent from the California Secretary of State.
The 2010 elections have proven to be an historic year for third party and Independent politics in the United States, with record high numbers of third party and Independent candidates across the country seeking to capitalize on the electorate’s deep discontent with the two-party status quo.