The Party of Commons Senate

It appears a few feathers have been ruffled because our chairman, Mark Greene, has been referring to himself as a senator. Mark doesn't have to justify his title to detractors of the Party of Commons, but he never claimed to be a senator in the United States Senate. That should be a clue to people whom it didn't dawn on that there are senators in institutions other than the U.S. Senate. Mark Greene is, in fact, a senator in the Party of Commons Senate, a uniquely established entity in our party apparatus, which will be the institution for our most distinguished members, who in turn will serve as our senior advisory committee for party affairs.


The Party of Commons Senate page can be seen by clicking on title link, above.

Mark's first person essay entitled, "I Am a Senator," is in the comments section.

[revised on 4/24/09; spelling correction]

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"I Am a Senator"

Essay written in the first person by Mark Greene

Ever since 1964, when my mother and I were shopping at Hudson's in Detroit, and she bought me a pictorial book about American presidents, I knew that I was destined to be in politics. That same year, President Johnson was so impressed with a speech that I wrote as a grade schooler, I received a commendation from the White House (unfortunately, it was lost several years later).

Although, I have never been elected to a position to this date, I have made impressive showings in elections ever since my first run for office for the Michigan House of Representatives in 1976, where I won a few precincts in Detroit from which a lot of Polish-Americans lived. Mom said I wouldn't have won a single precinct except for the support that I received from Polish-Americans. Years later, when I no longer lived in Detroit, I was very upset to learn that Polish neighborhoods were being taken over through eminent domain, because the corporate powers in Detroit wanted more land. I forgot who said that "even the dictator, Stalin, didn't tear down churches," as this person commented on the Detroit situation. I don't know if that's true, but I have made it a commitment in my political career to stand up for Commoner America as the corporate behemoth paralyzes our communities unabated.

The highlight of my career was winning back-to-back statewide major-party nominations for the U.S. House of Representatives in Alaska (2000 and 2002). I shocked the establishment powers in Juneau and the Democrats in Washington, D.C., who seemed concerned about a real populist getting one of the House nominations. They didn't help out my campaigns with a single penny. Since then, I have formed my own party, the Party of Commons, and have created a party senate for our most distinguished members, which I believe is unique among political parties in the United States. I am a senator in the Party of Commons Senate. I have earned the title of senator through decades of political activism, and I continue to work in politics, tirelessly.


Mark Greene traveled to Poland for the first time in 2003 and enjoyed touring the city of Warsaw.

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