Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 19, 2012, 12:45 p.m. EST by LetsGetReal
from Grants, NM
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"For many people, kicking their political habit may turn out to be one of the most difficult things they will do over the course of their civic lives. Partisan political affiliation is, for many, the defining characteristic of who they are as citizens. Partisanship is, of course, a normal part of our everyday political lives. Party membership can offer the individual a productive outlet for civic energies and provide a sense of cohesion and belonging in a welcoming social group. However, partisan political engagement can become destructive of these valuable civic and social ends.
When individuals persist in such behavior despite ongoing and compounding negative consequences, their engagement has become a form of dependency, their activism a form of compulsion. The twelve step program of partisans anonymous may help some find their way on the road to political independence."
You can read the 12 steps here: http://ivn.us/2012/06/27/partisans-anonymous-12-steps-political-independence/