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    Posted October 24, 2012 by
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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    Why are you an independent?

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    Being Independent is more American


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mahariffic told me, 'I was inspired because I am actually surprised that none of the debates or messages from either political party convinced me to commit to them. I remain a dyed-in-the-wool independent, because neither party gives me great comfort in identifying with them.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I can't align with any party, because so all of them have such extreme views that repel me. I also do not like aligning with a party that appears to buckle under these extremists and expel highly qualified, dignified and thoughtful members due to their moderation or conciliatory ways. And lastly, America was born on the theme of Independence, and I find that being a committed Independent is therefore truer to our national pride.
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