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Which Third Parties Do You Respect?  

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  1. 1. Historical Third Parties

    • American "Know Nothing" Party -- 1844 to 1860 -- nationalism, right-wing populism, anti-catholic, anti-immigrant, anti-alcohol, republicanism
    • Anti-Masonic Party -- 1828 to 1840 -- Anti-masonry, Hamiltonian economics, National infrastructure programs, right wing economics (except for believe in federal funding)
    • Constitutional Union Party -- 1860 to 1861 -- Pro-union, anti-abolitionists, socially conservative, belief in federal funding infrastructure
    • Free Soil Party -- 1848-1854 -- Anti-slavery, providing cheap land in the West, pro-labor
    • National Democrats -- 1896-1900 -- Gold standard, libertarian economics, often progressive socially, anti-war, pro-business
    • Greenback Party -- 1874-1889 -- fiat paper money, anti-monopoly, pro-labor, democratic socialism, pro-farmer, left-wing populist, progressive
    • Liberty Party -- 1840-1848 -- anti-slavery single-issue party; no platform otherwise
    • Nullfier Party -- 1828-1839 -- states should be able to nullify federal law, states rights, maximum free trade, pro-slavery
    • People's "Populist" Party -- 1891-1908 -- left-wing populism, agrarian, silver & gold standard, pro-labor, generally socially conservative in the South
    • Progressive "Roosevelt Bull Moose" Party -- 1912-1916 -- Nationalism, progressivism, pro-labor, anti-monopoly, pro-environment, left-wing populism
    • Progressive "La Follette" Party --1924-1934 -- left-wing populist, agrarian, progressive, anti-nationalism (prefer progressive to form from each state in their own way)
    • Progressive Party "Wallace" Party -- 1948-1955 -- left-wing populist, progressive, democratic socialism, oppose Red Scare tactics and oppose creating a Cold War with Russia
    • Readjuster Party -- 1877-1895 -- mostly left-wing populist, agrarian, anti-wealthy, pro-education, pro-Southern acceptance of blacks in society, Southern politics otherwise
    • Silver Party -- 1892-1911 -- Silver standard, maximum free trade, agrarian, populist
    • Socialist "Debs" Party of America -- 1901-1972 -- socialism, originally agrarian, pro-labor, anti-fascist, anti-capitalism, racial and gender equality
    • Dixiecrat -- 1948 -- states rights, segregation, social conservatism
    • American Independent Party -- 1967-1969 -- Paleoconservative, segregation, states rights
  2. 2. Contemporary 3rd parties

    • Green Party -- since 2001 -- pro-environment, pro-climate, decentralization, anti-war, electoral reform, anti-capitalism, market socialism, left-wing populist
    • Libertarian Party -- since 1971 -- libertarianism, anti-war, fiscal conservatism, socially moderate-to-liberal, maximum free trade, decentralization
    • Constitution Party -- since 1991 -- paleoconservative, Christian right, fiscal and social conservative, states rights
    • Communist Party of America -- since 1918 -- marxism-leninism, pro-labor, maximum equality, anti-war, anti-capitalism, anti-wealth
    • Justice Party -- since 2011 -- populism, social democracy, progressive, pro-environment, pro-social justice, socially liberal, election reform, fiscally moderate
    • Prohibition Party -- since 1869 -- anti-alcohol, social conservative, (was historically progressive, but not anymore)
    • Reform Party -- since 1995 -- populism, electoral reform, pro-protectionsm, fiscally conservative, anti-corruption [has left-wing and right-wing factions--Nader vs. Buchanan vs. Perot]
    • Socialist Party USA -- since 1973 -- Democratic Socialism, pro-equality, Revolutionary Socialism


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18 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Which are your favorites?

You forgot the currently existing State and regional seperatist/sovereigntist parties (Alaska Independence Party, Nation of Hawai'i, Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii – The Kingdom of Hawaii, California National Party, Raza Unida Party, American Indian Movement, Southern Party, Second Vermont Republic Party, Texas Nationalist Movement, and Cascadia Party [the last of which has a direct analog, or sister, party running in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, part of the "Cascadia Region," which appeared on the in the recent 2017 British Columbia general election}). Also, some of the noteworthy State affilates of both the Constitution and Reform Parties have notably different platforms, ideologies, and even names and symbolry and their Federal parent parties, to the point where one must question if they really are still the same party.

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31 minutes ago, Patine said:

You forgot the currently existing State and regional seperatist/sovereigntist parties (Alaska Independence Party, Nation of Hawai'i, Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii – The Kingdom of Hawaii, California National Party, Raza Unida Party, American Indian Movement, Southern Party, Second Vermont Republic Party, Texas Nationalist Movement, and Cascadia Party [the last of which has a direct analog, or sister, party running in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, part of the "Cascadia Region," which appeared on the in the recent 2017 British Columbia general election}). Also, some of the noteworthy State affilates of both the Constitution and Reform Parties have notably different platforms, ideologies, and even names and symbolry and their Federal parent parties, to the point where one must question if they really are still the same party.

I didn't have room for state parties

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