Personally, I just have a simple “thank you” to our President Obama upon the policy decision to withdraw, or at least draw down, from Iraq. Some may see this as an election promise, some may see it as a moral issue.
I see it as a developmental issue — for the independent movement.
When independents put Barack Obama in the White House in November of 2008, we might have not known our own strength.
2 years later, the independent and unaffiliated, the “decline to state“, the “blanks”, the “no labels”, etc. have risen in numbers.
We (humanity) need to develop. And the independent movement needs to develop — and can lead the way politically. Let’s get busy!
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Provocateur/ pundit/ organizer Nancy Hanks is a long-time activist in the independent political movement who’s done it all: petitioning to put independent candidates on the ballot from New York to Texas and points east, west, north and south; fundraising for the independent think tank, the Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP), and its online counterpart, IndependentVoting.org; running as an independent for New York City Council from Queens, New York City’s most diverse borough; serving as the current Treasurer of the Queens County Committee of the Independence Party of New York (of the IP NYC Organizations); conducting research for the Neo-Independent, a magazine that addresses the concerns of independent voters.