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I do not like politics. I have never written about politics and probably never will again.

Last month, a man named Howard Schultz announced he might be running for president in 2020. A 60 Minutes interview profiled this intriguing man.

            I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system, we’re living at a most-fragile time not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics. (cbsnews.com)

Finally, someone speaking with common sense!

            I look at both parties– we see extremes on both sides, well, we are sitting, today, with approximately $21.5 trillion of debt, which is a reckless example, not only of Republicans, but of Democrats, as well, as a reckless failure of their constitutional responsibility.

Howard Schultz calls our national debt “reckless.” I believe our nation Can Not survive with this kind of debt—and going higher all the time. Imagine what will happen when the United States of America crumbles because the politicians refuse to address reality. What will our lives look like? I believe we must stop being greedy, self-centered individualists and start doing what is best for the nation. Sure, we all want free college tuition and free health care. Yet, it simply cannot be done without severely damaging our nation.

            Can an independent candidate win an election? Mr. Schultz says:

            What we know, factually, is that over 40 percent of the electorate is either a registered Independent or currently affiliates themselves as an Independent. Because the American people are exhausted. Their trust has been broken. And they are looking for a better choice.

I have recently become an independent because neither Democrats nor Republicans are using common sense. They spend their time on attack and revenge, not to mention power grabs and layers upon layers of lies.

I do know that issues regarding running the government are important and I do try to stay updated on what is going on. I take my responsibility to vote seriously. However, politics leaves a bitter taste in my mouth these days.

I have not decided for sure that I would vote for Howard Schultz, but I am watching very carefully what he does and what he says. We need someone like Howard Schultz.



The following link is an inciteful opinion about the direction in which our two-party system (helped along by the media) is taking our country.


What do you think about someone running as an independent?

How many people do you know who consider themselves an independent?

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