"Free markets and property rights stimulate the technological innovations and behavioral changes required to protect our environment and ecosystems. We realize that our planet's climate is constantly changing, but environmental advocates and social pressure are the most effective means of changing public behavior." - From the National Platform of the Libertarian Party

Third Party Politics

In 2004 there were 72 million registered Democrats, 55 million registered Republicans, and 42 million registered independents. The independents were made up of .37 million in the Constitution party, .31 million in the Green Party, and .2 million in the Libertarian Party. Throughout the history of our nation, politics have been dominated by two parties. Because of this, we often do not know much about what third parties stand for. They exist because they believe that neither of the two dominant choices we have are satisfactory. There are collectively a large chunk of independents, so it is important to know what they are looking for. I assigned my Discourse in Politics and Religion class the following third party web pages in order to learn more about them: Constitution Party Platform

Green Party Ten Key Values

Libertarian Party Platform