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Declaration of Independents : How We Can Break the Two-Party Stranglehold and Restore the American Dream
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During the 2014 election season, Greg Orman made national headlines with his historic Independent run for the United States Senate in Kansas. Voters gravitated to Orman’s campaign in unprecedented numbers, challenging not only the status quo in Washington D.C., but the dominance of the two major parties over American politics.
In A Declaration of Independents, Orman lays out in detail how hyper-partisanship, unapologetic self-interest, and a win-at-all-costs culture in Washington have created an environment of benign neglect that has left average Americans behind. His insightful critique of the ruling duopoly in America explains why voters are gravitating to unconventional choices in ever greater numbers, from his 2014 senate race to the current presidential contest in America.
A Declaration of Independents takes direct aim at the culture of corruption in Washington D.C. and the institutions and practices that keep the two parties in power despite historically low approval ratings. Orman makes a compelling argument that establishment Washington is nothing more than a rigged game that only benefits people who can buy access to power. He helps readers understand the rise of demagogues like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and why the two parties amount to a collective dead end in today’s America.
Starting with his own path to political independence, Orman lays out a plan for getting Washington working again by rejecting party politics and embracing a new Independent approach. Laced with stories from his run for the U.S. Senate, A Declaration of Independents is a compelling read for anyone who is dissatisfied with our government and wants to do something about it.