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"But how on Earth are you ever going to get SP adopted by a country like the USA? Both main parties are dominated by corporate interests so surely neither party is ever going to adopt?

The strategy ISPO would use to gain adoption of SP by the main political parties would vary from country to country depending on the electoral system. In "first past the post" systems such as exist in the United Kingdom or in the USA, the way SP works is NOT by starting yet another political party but, instead, by bringing existing political parties into competition with each other. This competition will be intensified because it is increasingly likely that more and more elections will be decided by relatively small numbers of people. That's because the dictates of international competition have forced the adherence of ALL mainstream political parties to a narrow, market and corporate-friendly stance. That is why voters increasingly see little or no difference between them and why support between them is relatively evenly split. It is also why there is increasing voter apathy.

So here's how SP might get adopted in the USA: You'll recall that at the last Presidential Election in the USA in 2000, the entire result was hanging on just 2000 votes in Florida. So now imagine the situation at a future election and suppose that, by that time, about 5000 voters in Florida had adopted SP and a similar critical number in the other key US states. Then, about two weeks prior to the election, the US Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO-USA) would issue a press release announcing that all US adopters, according to their adoption pledge, will be voting for WHICH EVER of the Republicans or Democrats adopts SP first.

Assuming a similar knife-edge situation as existed in 2000, ask yourself what you, as the sitting Presidential candidate for either of the major parties, would have to decide in such circumstances as you sit in the Oval Office. If you failed to adopt SP but your opponent did, you just lost yourself the Presidency. On the other hand, if you did adopt SP first, not only would you win the election, you wouldn't risk anything because implementation of SP only goes ahead when all or virtually all nations do likewise. What would you do?"
Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer © 2003