Updated: Feb 3, 2019
Our First President is also our only Independent President, but he doesn't have to be.
George Washington is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. He provided decisive and invaluable leadership during the birth of our country. He also has the distinction of being our only independent president.
Washington warned against the potential influence that a political party system would have in his farewell address,
"They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community... It [the spirit of political parties] serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another." (read the entire address here)
Clearly, one of the key elements of Washington's farewell address was the corrupt nature of political parties. As Washington predicted, our two-party system has effectively taken any real political power away from the American people.
In order for voters to elect a truly representative leader to the office of the presidency, we need candidates that are not beholden to either of the major parties.
We need a method of vetting and fielding independent presidential candidates and this can be accomplished by leveraging the technologies that have proven to be the key to securing the presidency during the last three elections.
The campaign that controls the conversation during each election cycle has now proven to be the winning campaign. A large part of the PurpleState™ concept hinges on the fact that social media has become a vital part of the election process.
The PurpleState™ initiative can be defined as a people-driven effort to establish a digital, multimedia platform designed to allow users to select or run as independent candidates.
If you support our initiative and want to get involved, go to our Get Involved page and find out more about how you can help.