Why are Americans Searching for Third Parties

Over the last year interest in alternative political parties in the United States has skyrocketed. The American public is ready for a new political party.

Why? Why is now the time for a new party to emerge in American politics?

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It's Time for Government That Works

I’ve been a member of the Modern Whig Party for only a few weeks, but I’ve been thinking like a Whig for many decades, long before the MWP was formed. And one of the reasons comes down to my unstinting admiration for Henry Clay, both as a Congressman and as a Secretary of State.

I admired Clay many years ago when I served briefly as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson (D, WA) and I still admired him more than twenty years later when I worked for Colin Powell when he served as a Republican Secretary of State. 

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The Modern Whig Party Responds to Dallas and Baton Rouge


Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the slain officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas.  Their assassinations were heinous acts of terrorism. We mourn for the fallen who sacrificed their lives protecting us.

There is no excuse for escalating grievances for citizen’s lives lost into an attack on the people who keep us safe.  The end result is chaos and a foothold for greater terrorism as occurred in France.  There are better ways for us to respond.  Remember what Americans truly believe and spread those beliefs instead of rage.

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The Pulse of our Congress

Last weekend, a deranged gunman named Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more, some gravely, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando before being cut down himself by the police. His motives are still cloudy and investigators are still piecing together the details of the events leading up to this atrocity, but it appears it may have been both a “lone wolf” terrorist attack and a hate crime.

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Understanding the Electoral College

 By Frederick Nordstrom 

The Electoral College was a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by popular vote of qualified citizens.

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Last night terrorists conducted a vicious, coordinated attack in the city of Paris, France. As of this writing the death toll stands at 129 people. Another 352 were wounded, 99 of them critically. So far, one American -- 23-year-old exchange student Nohemi Gonzalez -- has been reported among the dead. The terror group Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility, which authorities have since confirmed.

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For Those Who Have Served

Every Nov. 11 our nation sets aside a day to honor the service our fellow citizens have rendered us all by pledging their lives and their sacred honor to the defense of their country. But the truth is, for the nation as a whole, it is literally the least we can do.

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A Time to Serve

Perhaps no value ranks higher in the mind of a Modern Whig than the commitment to authentic public service. And, as a party founded by veterans, that commitment to service probably finds no higher expression than our desire to do all we can for those who have served, or are currently serving, our country in the armed forces. Today, on Memorial Day 2015, we are proud to announce our Veterans Volunteer Initiative -- the first phase in an ongoing process to make that desire a reality.


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It's been a bit of a haul, and as usual with these things took longer than planned, but we're finally here: The Modern Whig Party of America has launched its new, updated website. And we are ready to roll.

Long-time supporters who were used to the old website are going to notice some changes immediately. One is how much leaner this website is. That's by design ...

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