Many Americans are beginning to recognize how paralyzing bipartisan opposition can be; they also realize that most people agree on and hope for the same things, like financial stability, economic prosperity, national security, and equality of opportunity. They know that we can’t continue forward with the same mental models which created this bantering mess of a political system, especially since these mental models are no longer serving us or our country.
This group of dissatisfied citizenship is breaking the mold. They are seeking alternatives to their bipartisan government. According to Gallop, “an average 43% of Americans identified politically as independents in 2014”. And this climbing number of individuals identifying as independent is an unintended consequence of the U.S. political system’s rigidity (and untrustworthiness).