Dr. Martin Hash Podcast

Politics & Philosophy by Dr. Martin D. Hash, Esq.

788 Party Allegiance


In a 2-Party system, the simple mathematical fact that half of the people will benefit from forcing the other half to share keeps the size of the Parties about equal. Even though only two-thirds of the voters register their Party affiliation, that's certainly enough of a sample to predict the remaining one-third splits in half too. That's why so many elections are only separated by a few percentage points because that's the statistical error. This math explains why an exceptional campaign or especially dismal one on either side rarely sways a Party voter to cross-over. People maintain their Party allegiance, no matter what.

There is no doubt that the barrier in America against collectivism has again broken down, though it does take an interest in history to know the last time that occurred was during the Great Depression, and the time before that at the end of the 19th Century. It's a profound ideological shift and one which you would think would cause a significant portion of voters to switch allegiances, or at least stop voting until their Party again more closely represented traditional liberty-based values, but that hasn't been the case at all. In fact, people show the same voting patterns no matter how dramatic the change in their Party's ideology has been. This allegiance to Party rather than position is profoundly disturbing because it means that whoever controls the biggest Party, regardless of how their ideals conflict with traditional American ideals, controls the country.


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