It’s no secret that two-party politics has been dividing our country for decades now, if not longer.
It’s also no secret that many of the founders of the U.S. warned against warring two-party political factions centuries ago, as we can see without a doubt now, for very good reason.
Over the last decade or so, the U.S. has experienced a noticeable increase in voters who claim party independence.  But how many of us independent voters truly speak about the two-party system as if it is indeed a false dichotomy (or, false choice) in our everyday lives? And is a democratic political system even possible without this dichotomy, whether or not it serves us well, and whether or not it is ultimately a figment of our collective political imagination?(more…)