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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

What political party would you like to start?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (25804 points ) August 5th, 2011

I want to start the Chamomile Tea Party dedicated to calm and sleepy dialogue on all topics across the spectrum. The platform would spread the good news of foregoing anger and anxiety. The Department of Defense would be replaced by a Department of Peace and Quiet to be headed by a former librarian.

What political party would you like to start? What ideology would it have? Who might be some of the leaders?

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Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I am in favor of the Entrepreneurian party. One in which smart and honest commerce is the goal. The rich only get breaks if they create mentoring programs that help people get off the government dole and self-sufficient. Government is also ran more like a business, if the bozoes can’t get the budget under control or they blow money the second or write-in person on the ballot gets to take over after a swift and easy recall process is enacted to get the lame stupid people out of there.

linguaphile's avatar

I’d start the Lucid Reasoning Party which I think is self-explanatory. Any paranoia about the ____’s… evil… AGENDA will be banned and U of Arizona’s Civility Institution will be one of our leaders. Gabrielle Giffords will be one of our members.
If not that, I’ll join the Chamomile Tea Party.

incendiary_dan's avatar

The Relocalize Party, which would have as it’s primary goal the establishment of localized economies and social structures to replace the overarching national and global ones. Chief among the plans to accomplish this would be funding the teaching of traditional companion planting and permaculture to farmers, and perhaps some sort of land reform similar to Venuela’s, wherein land “owned” by corporations would be made available to small farmers. Maybe subsidies would be given to those who don’t use petrochemicals to grow stuff, and to farmers whose soil improves and grows.

TexasDude's avatar

Ideally: the Liberty is a hard pill for some to swallow Party
Platform:

-Legalize prostitution, drive pimps out of business
-Legalize pot
-Pro-choice
-Pro gay marriage, polygamy, whatever as long as consenting adults are involved
-Secure borders
-Disband the ATF repeal the Hughes Amendment
-Net neutrality
-School vouchers
-No more extraordinary rendition or any of that bullshit unless absolutely necessary
-No more “free speech zones” or any of that bullshit
-Fair Tax (maybe, I still don’t know enough about taxes to have a solid stance)
-Repeal the Patriot Act
-Actually taking care of our veterans fo realz this time
-No more bullshit laws designed to micromanage peoples’ lives

Basically the party of “you do your thing, and I’ll do mine.”

@incendiary_dan I dig it. Can I live in your locality?

Joker94's avatar

The Reefer Party.

linguaphile's avatar

@Joker94 You do know about NORML do you? :D

Joker94's avatar

@linguaphile That is so odd that you would mention that! I actually just checked to see if there was a local chapter set up near me earlier today :D If you were wondering, there is.

incendiary_dan's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Sure, but be ready for “Yer not from ‘round here, are yuh?”

Kidding. Sort of. :)

Ron_C's avatar

I’d join @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard party except for the part about school vouchers and the Hughes Amendment. We’ll have to discuss them during our next party meeting.

flutherother's avatar

I would start the Tidy Britain party which will campaign against litter in towns and countryside. People who are convicted of dropping litter will have to spend hours of community service picking it up.

TexasDude's avatar

@Ron_C alrighty. I’m thinkin’ the anteater on this chart will be our party’s popular symbol.

Ron_C's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I could work with that but I like the moose too. No particular reason I just like moose(s)

TexasDude's avatar

@Ron_C I like Moose too, but TR already claimed it.

Ron_C's avatar

OH! that’s right the Bull Moose party. Why can’t be inclusive and just be the moose party so the women can join too?

TexasDude's avatar

@Ron_C sounds legit to me.

Ron_C's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard good! Now we’re the Moose Anteater party and we are coming to your neighborhood soon. (Does that sound like a threat or a promise?)

TexasDude's avatar

@Ron_C maybe either, depending on who you ask. Overprotective soccer moms, handwringing busybodies, and moralist warriors would fear us, but people who value their individual freedom would welcome us with open arms, I reckon.

YARNLADY's avatar

I would like to be in a political party where every member has to volunteer to spend some time governing.

ddude1116's avatar

I want to start the Spicoli Party, after Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Sunny2's avatar

The Let’s Start Over and Do It Right This Time. The LSODIRTT party. We’d edit the Constitution to being it up to date, keeping the parts that still make sense, and writing new versions to cover today’s problems. It should spell out that this kind of revision should occur every century to keep it applicable to the society as it evolves. Dissolve all current political groups and let them form again based on whatever form the new Constitution takes. Rewrite the legal codes. I wish I could stick around and see the resulting fights, but I won’t live that long.

outtacontext's avatar

FYI, there already is a Chamomile Tea Party! I started it a year ago and have been remixing WW II-era propaganda posters with contemporary sayings about the current state of American political discourse. You can view the posters at http://chamomileteaparty.com

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@outtacontext : That’s hilarious! Thank you.

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