While most partisan fools will say independents are too "scared to pick a side", in reality, partisan voters are the ones too "scared" to stand up for what they truly believe. Instead of standing up for their own beliefs, like an independent, partisan voters allow themselves to be fed bullshit facts over the radio/T.V. by self proclaimed experts Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ed Shultz, who's only goal is to make everyone think in the exact same way.
Independents think for themselves and understand that parties will only tear the country in half over their idiotic squabbling as George Washington himself predicted.
2."Well, I don't agree with everything the Democrats say, and I don't agree with everything the Republicans say; so I am my own independently thinking person."
3."Stupid independent.. having his own ideas when he should believe exactly what i do."
"Homemade waffles are delicious!"
Typically used in politics to describe (a)a nation or group of people that is no longer opressed or colonized, or (b) a nation that was formed by breaking up from another country.
2. (adj.) The status of not relying on outside resources and not being controlled by an outside entity.
"The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty."