Demise of Democrats, Inauguration of Independents

“There will be two great political parties in this country. One will be called the Republican, and the other the Democrat party. These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party.” – Joseph Smith Jr., June 18, 1844. It is not typical to begin a political commentary with an obscure prophetic reference. Except, in this case, the groundwork for the fulfillment of said reference is now being laid. The current state of the Democrat Party…