Declaration for Independents

Hey Tea Party leaders, why are you supporting Republican candidates? You know all you get is the same re-hashing of the same promises, same lies, and same rotten platform they put forward at every election! You should be promoting Independents! (As a matter of fact, I’m disappointed that Santa Barbara Independent is not endorsing Independent Party candidates.) They may not win as an outright party, but can take a lot of seats away from the front-running party to create a “third party” and produce a coalition government instead of another domination by inept and corrupt politicians. Coalition governments have swept Europe, Great Britain, and parts of Asia as people everywhere are fighting against the status-quo of entrenched politicians whose only aim is raising money for election or re-election and gaining power for their party. People power will be gained at the ballot box, so vote—vote Independent and see it counted in meaningful way!

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