In a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee he talks about two different political parties.
He said… “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties… Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. AND Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depository of the public interest. In every country these two parties exist; and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves.”
It seems as though as Ecclesiastes says, “there is nothing new under the sun.” The only thing that is new is the PR spin about each party. The one selling itself as having confidence in the people while it is busy controlling every aspect of their lives, is the same one that fears and distrusts the people.
But the key to any party system, especially in a democratic republic… is for people to learn to think and speak for themselves . .. otherwise they become the pawns of any party.
This is Nina May suggesting if you must align yourself with a party… choose one that respects you as an individual . .. not one that treats you like a subject.