Consider the Modern Whigs

Published 4:22 pm Saturday, August 27, 2011

For years I have been writing about the need for a third party and for independent candidates. I am one of the original members of the Independence Party. With Congress now polling at 13 percent, it seems the majority of you agree. I have encouraged you to look at the Independence Party for new leadership in our state government. The IP is a state-only party and not part of a national party.

For those of you who can’t see the IP being your choice, either because it’s a state only party or because of Gov. Jesse Ventura, I encourage you to look at the fastest growing party in America. The Modern Whig Party is that national centrist party you are looking for. Fiscally conservative, reform the tax code, simplify the government, support our vets and no bickering. This is the national party for you! The first territorial governor on Minnesota, Zachary Taylor, was a Whig.

In 2006, vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan restarted this national party. They felt that the two major parties were not taking care of their needs and that of their families. This is now the fastest growing political party in America attracting moderates for both parties and true independents. This party just organized in Minnesota and is called the Whig Party.

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If your party has taken a turn to the far right or far left and is no longer a political home for you, look at the Modern Whig Party! This is your option nationally to the two major parties that got us into this mess. Visit or or Google Modern Whig Party. It’s time for a true change in government and this national centrist party can give that to you.

Michael Burger