1) the act of growing up
2) a country under control from america.
1) im 15 now, i should have some gawd damned independence
2) the blown up, crater like country got its independence in 2003.
by ben ross January 22, 2004
A person not corrupted by a "tug-of-war" ideology seen in partisan voter life. Someone who understands propaganda and how it is used in politics. Thus, they are not suckered into a side due to incorrect facts; shown only to sway the people who are too lazy to look things up themselves.

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.
1. "Actually, if you do some research for yourself, you will see that n either radio host knows what they are talking about."

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."
by yuskjr May 22, 2009
Having no political affiliation; not a member of an organized political party.
I'm not a democrat, I'm not a republican. I'm an Independent.
by progamer124 July 11, 2003
1. (noun) A registered voter who believes that a citizen should choose and hold their own beliefs, instead of believing that 300 million Americans' beliefs should all fall into 1 of 2 narrowly defined partisan categories. Independents have no party or organization; they represent themselves. George Washington was the only independent President.

2. (adj.) The status of not relying on outside resources and not being controlled by an outside entity.
"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism."

-George Washington

"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."

-George Washington
Independent
by IndependentForever November 4, 2009
Republican: I'm going to let the poor starve!

Democrat: I'm going to make us pay taxes so the poor can survive without working at all!

Independent: STFU
by FungusCream August 8, 2011