But the first President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith, who foresaw the Civil War, also foresaw the development of a third major political party. He also foresaw World War III being waged upon our soil. The prophecy was recorded by Mosiah Hancock in 1844 and is documented in "The Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock" (excerpt available HERE). In this prophecy, Joseph Smith predicted the advent of a third major political party in the United States as well as a physical invasion of the U.S. by foreign powers. Here's the key excerpt:
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.
The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, "Let us divide up the lands of the United States", then the people of the U.S. will unite and swear by the blood of their forefathers that the land shall not be divided. Then the country will go to war, and they will fight until one half of the U.S army will give up, and the rest will continue to struggle. They will keep on until they are very ragged and discouraged, and almost ready to give up -- when the boys from the mountains will rush forth in time to save the American army from defeat and ruin. And they will say, "Brethren, we are glad you have come; give us men, henceforth, who can talk with God". Then you will have friends, but you will save the country when its liberty hangs by a hair, as it were.
Note that when Joseph Smith made the prediction in 1844, the dominant political parties in the United States were the Democratic-Republican Party and the Whig Party. Yet he referred to separate Democrat and Republican parties, by name, 12 years before the Democratic-Republicans split up into two separate parties. This implies that he envisioned the evolution of an Independent American Party by that specific name. Since George Wallace's short-lived movement in 1968 was called the American Independent Party, it seemingly would not qualify. There is currently a National Independent American Party, but its name is slightly different, and it is only a marginal force. It is my belief that Joseph Smith specifically meant "Independent American Party" BY NAME.
The two prominent parties have indeed "gone to war" against each other. The rhetoric now is harsher than in nearly any other period of American history save it be that preceding the Civil War. Many Democrats routinely refer to Republicans, particularly the Tea Party variety, as "Nazis", "fascists", "racists", etc. The abuse endured by Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, and Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has been particularly hideous. And Republicans aren't exactly guiltless; they frequently refer to lefties as "moonbats" and "socialists" and even "baby-killers".
The remaining question is which group will form the Independent American Party. Will the Tea Party break away from the Republicans and form the new party, or will the Tea Party complete the takeover of the Republican Party, driving moderates into the arms of the Clintonistas in the Democratic Party to combine and form the new party? Since the present dynamic within the Republican Party clearly lies with the Tea Party, the latter alternative seems most likely. And a moderate coalition would respond well to a Michael Bloomberg candidacy.
The second half of the prophecy adds to the credibility of the first half. Since World War II, the United States has been spending its strength and means warring in foreign lands. Only during the second Eisenhower Administration and the Carter Administration was the United States not officially making war in some part of the world. And America's forces are suffering from mission creep; no longer restricted to defending the country, the American military now is forced to engage in peacekeeping and nation-building activities. These activities have contributed to an explosion of the national debt and annual deficits as far as the eye can see. In addition, due to the lack of a draft and the onset of political correctness, the character and composition of American forces is changing -- and not for the better. The U.S. Navy is breaking a long-standing tradition by placing women aboard submarines. To compensate for low enlistment numbers, the U.S. Army has turned a blind eye towards the enlistment of high school dropouts, street gang members, and those who openly promote white nationalism. And all services are about to be forced to admit those who are openly gay.
It is my belief that when the hammer drops, the one-half of our forces who give up will have a large complement of women, gays, gangbangers, and high school dropouts. The white nationalists, with discipline gone by the wayside, may instead turn their guns against non-whites. More traditional troops will continue to soldier on.
All prophecy is conditional upon the situation becoming ripe for its fulfillment. This prophecy need not be fulfilled if America repents. But the conditions are slowly coming together. If a third party forms, attracts prominent public personalities, and calls itself the Independent American Party, it will be a major step towards its fulfillment.