There are two new political parties in America, one seemingly from the right and the other proudly representing the left. The Veterans Party was organized in December and has been growing exponentially in its first few months. While the After Party is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street and is recruiting new members from the three-year-old movement.
America currently has at least 15 active national Opposition Political Parties, led by the Greens on the left, Constitution on the right and the Libertarians in the center. But that landscape may grow this year if the nation’s two newest parties are actually able to field and run candidates, which we all know is easier said than done thanks to the system’s purposely exclusive ballot access rules.
Anyone whose visited our ‘About Us’ section here at Opposition News knows your author/editor pledged himself to four principles more than two and a half decades ago. They are, ‘truth, justice, liberty and freedom.’ The Veterans Party seems to think along the exact same lines, as evidenced by the party’s Mission Statement printed at the top of their website’s home page.
The Veterans party mission statement reads, ‘Our mission is to place solution oriented leaders, that will not forget their oath to the Constitution, into political office so America can once again be the nation it has always been – Strong, Fair, Just. We believe in Liberty, Justice and Freedom.’ Created only four months ago, the party’s two taglines are, ‘United we stand, together we win’ and ‘A new voice, a new choice for all Americans.’
The second brand new opposition political party entering the ring of American politics is The After Party. Unlike the Veterans Party whose name is fairly self-explanatory, The After Party’s name has just as much meaning, albeit with a little sleuthing to figure it out. Basically, as party organizers explain to their adversaries, ‘Your party is over, Wall Street.’ In other words, the party that crashed the world’s economy was Wall Street’s. The after-party belongs to the 99 percent.
The After Party is holding its official launch event on May 2 in Detroit, Michigan. Showing their roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement, organizers will be shepherding volunteers and party members into the city from all over the country. Once there, the party will work with local community leaders to clean up the seemingly abandoned and poverty-stricken areas of the Motor City. Volunteers will distribute food to the homeless and hungry, clean up debris and garbage left by the bankrupt city, and even plant urban vegetable gardens.
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