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Third-party candidates often reveal hidden angst among voters

They keep the major parties ‘honest’

Americans have generally tolerated the constraints of the two-party system by demonstrating civic duty and patriotism. And while even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson delivered strong cautionary words against the threat of permanent political parties, the nation has generally coalesced around the often bifurcated political system to select our Commander in Chief.