Don’t get me wrong. The Republican party needs to die more. But my party might actually be the one willing to do something about it. I am not a strong believer in our winner take all system. It has eroded people’s faith in government, eaten at the core of the Republican party, and forced the Democratic party to hem and haw every time its values are questioned. It disallows progressives, libertarians, greens, and a whole host of other political groups from being able to cast votes in favor of their values. We are corralled into two camps aimed at voting against the fear we have in the other party instead of voting for our values. This is called negative partisanship and it is destroying our democracy.

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