Stand for something, not just against the “other things”. Hypothesis: One of the downfalls of past/existing “Independent” Parties are that they inspire words in their followers like “I don’t belong to any party. I’m Independent.” According to Webster, Independent means “not subject to others”, “not affiliated”, “not reliant on others”. It’s hard to create a movement from people who aren’t reliant on each other. To work together implies some form of being beholden to the impacts of your decisions on others. The words we use should reflect our collaborations and intentions as we move the country Forward.