[Political} Party is the madness of many, for the gain of a few.
ALEXANDER POPE, "Thoughts on Various Subjects"
I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them -- one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking. RAY BRADBURY, attributed, Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction
Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts. EUGENE J. MCCARTHY, Chicago Tribune, September 10, 1978
The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, speech at the Progressive party convention in Chicago, August 6, 1912