Third parties have always been in existence in American politics, for instance there is the Green party, and the Libertarian party being the current largest third parties. However, they have yet to win anything other than one seat in the Wyoming state legislature, and as history has shown they serve as nothing more than major spoilers in political races, especially when it comes to the American Presidency.
One of the most contentious issues of modern American politics is that of the right to bear arms, or as it is both constitutionally and popularly referred to as the Second amendment. The issue has created a chasm between those arguing for stricter laws and regulation, called gun control, and those opposed to most of said attempts, referred to as gun rights. And while this debate has been occurring since the 1800’s, the earliest recorded legislation to push for gun control was done in 1813 by the Kentucky state legislature, which banned people from carrying concealed weapons in the state, it has only increased in intensity and scrutiny since the first nationally passed gun control bill, the 1934 National Firearms Act, which places a tax on both the manufacturing and transfer of firearms.
While sources for an actual death count for the conflict are scarce and conflicting, one estimate runs to nearly seventeen million. Sadly, as is often the case with communist regimes, the CCP conducted a number of purges that have taken the lives millions, one of which the bloodiest was the Great Leap Forward and is described in the book Tombstone as being responsible for the death of a reported thirty-six million Chinese people. But the truly terrifying thing to consider is that no one historian, government or private agency, has been able to pin down a specific number.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution.” Chairman of the Texas state GOP, Allen B. West said this shortly after the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed a case brought by the Lone Star states Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the election results in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.