Saturday, September 26, 2009

Good Site for Following Congress

This is an interesting site I found a little while ago that allows you to look up House/Senate Bills and even look up ur local Congressmen and rate their performance. You can also see how often they vote with their party. You can also look up hot legislation that is being discussed now and see the text of it, who proposed it and where its at in the massive buearacracy that is Congress..enjoy!

The Modern Whig Party

Established in 1833, the Whigs are one of America's oldest mainstream political parties. We were the original party of Abraham Lincoln and four other U.S. Presidents.
Revived by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the grassroots movement has quickly attracted tens of thousands of members. We represent moderate voters from all walks of life who cherry-pick between traditional Democratic and Republican ideals in what has been called the Modern Whig Philosophy. This Washington, DC-based national movement values common sense, rational solutions ahead of ideology and partisan bickering.
This includes general principles of fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and educational/scientific advancement.

I joined the modern Whigs more than a year ago because I see the Democratic and Republican parties for what they trully are, corrupt and impotent...and have grown tired of partisan politics (not that they're anything new). While getting my bachelors in Political Science and History I researched and wrote numerous papers on both modern and early American politics and found that the modern era has strayed much from the roots of our Republic...where in today's world Tv and Radio pundits seem to have more sway than the politicians themselves and that these same politicians seem to act as if they are accountable to no one but themselves. No matter what party is "in control" it's still the same spending, bickering and corrupt government. Now I know what many people think of third parties, that they can't be very competitive or effective, but they don't have to win all the elections to make their presence known, in many cases when a third party candidate is relatively strong in the polls you'll find that his/her "mainstream" opponents will quietly adopt some of his/her ideas to benefit themselves. But I believe they also serve another good service, as a vent or voice to the independents who get stuck more than any other American listening to both parties mindless rhetoric...

I'm not asking anyone who visits or comments on this blog to become a member of the Modern Whig, just that you understand why I set up this blog and where I'm coming from on many issues. I believe every American should form their own opinions and convictions freely and not be confused by, bored by or lied to by political pundits and TV networks who are largely only out to get ratings and make money and not present the whole truth. Long Live Independents!