We spend so much time talking about the Democrats and the Republicans, my question to you all, and it's pretty open ended question- why aren't we talking about the Green Party? Let's look at their ten pillars (from Wikipedia) Grassroots democracy Social justice Ecological wisdom Nonviolence Decentralization Community-based economics Feminism Respect for diversity Global responsibility Future focus Does anyone find any of those categories unappealing? (community based economics so far as I understand is basically the antithesis of corporations. Please correct me if wrong). Here's what we have in 2016. We have two presumptive nonimees with remarkably high unfavorability ratings, and a large number of apathetic citizens suddenly interested in politics. So what do we do? I've been convinced by @Steerpike, @Myself, and someone off the forum, that the answer is to instead support a third party. Even if a party doesn't win the GE, getting a certain percentage of the vote has positive effects for the next campaign in the next election cycle (anyone more knowledgeable please feel free to clarify). If you don't like your choices on the left and right, maybe it's time to think outside the box. Thoughts?