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"Come to the edge," said their father.
The young ones looked down in fear.
"Come to the edge," said their mother.
The young ones shriveled back.
"It's too far down!" said the youngest.
"We might get hurt!" said the next.
"I just won't do it!" said the eldest.
The father and the mother dragged their children to the edge.
They threw them off one by one.
The wind gathered under their wings.
And the eaglets flew.
Here are the functional political parties in America. There are a few extremist left wing fringe groups I didn't mention because they account for such a small part of America and have clear ties to organized crime.
Alliance of Democrats 1900
Democratic Party 50 + DC 1828
Republican Party 50 + DC 1854
International Democrat Union
Libertarian Party 50 + DC 1971
Green Party 37 + DC 1991
Constitution Party 37 1992
U.S. Taxpayers' Party 1960
Minor political parties This listing of minor parties does not include independents. Independents mostly cast "write in" votes anyway.
America First Party * 2002
American Conservative Party 2008
American Freedom Party 2010
American Third Position Party
Americans Elect 2011
America's Party 2008
America's Independent Party
Christian Liberty Party * 1996
American Heritage Party
Citizens Party of the United States 2004
New American Independent Party
Independent American Party 1998
Justice Party 2011
Modern Whig Party 2008
Objectivist Party 2008
Pirate Party 2006
Pirate Party International (observer)
Prohibition Party 1869
Reform Party of the United States of America 1995
United We Stand America
Unity Party of America 2004
There is more to politics than our token Democrat hopes to say.