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Political corruption calls for third-party alternative

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At the end of World War II, trials were held in Nuremburg, Germany, the site of the huge Nazi rallies. The site was chosen symbolically based on German history old and new.

“Judgment at Nuremburg” depicted the trials of the judges. The screenplay and stage play were written by Abby Mann.

The military tribunal’s majority opinion finding the defendants guilty:

A decision must be made in the life of every nation at the very moment when the grasp of the enemy is at its throat.

Then, it seems that the only way to survive is to use the means of the enemy, to rest survival upon what is expedient, to look the other way.

Well, the answer to that is “survival as what?”

A country isn’t a rock.

It’s not an extension of one’s self. It’s what it stands for. It’s what it stands for when standing for something is the most difficult!

I believe the same that is said here of nations is likewise true of political parties. That truth can be found in the Democratic National Committee’s actions in the 2016 election.

In sinking to the level of their Trump-fed GOP opposition, Democrats proved their unworthiness in the eyes of many of their usual supporters.

Like the Middle East conflict, this continual political squabble, striking and retaliation will continue until the original wrong has long since been forgotten.

The results of our current political path will likely be that the battle will continue until:

• 1. Either the government collapses and the forces of fascism complete their takeover under the guise of libertarianism, or

• 2. Until a third-party movement with broad support from the electorate, fed up with the pettiness, throws both the GOP and the DNC out.

American democracy is at stake as we approach the 2020 elections.

Dave Hager

Wilson

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