If you live in America, you probably know that there's so much conflict between our two (main) political parties that it's hard to get anything done. Personally, this annoys me. How are we supposed to move on when people vote against things just because their rival party votes for it? It's stupid, and I can't stand stupid things. I think it's a bad system. Does anybody else feel this way, because I'm wondering why they're still around if it's such a bad system. Do you think there are any redeeming qualities about political parties? Right now, redeeming qualities are scarce for me.
Of course, I don't know what it's like in other countries. Is it better? Should the US change their political party system? Or do you think our system in the US is a good one? I'm leaning towards the political party system of George Washington: none.
Political Parties are really neither good nor bad in and of themselves. In the original sense,they are almost natural. There are several issues, people think differently about the issues, candidates team up with those who think similarly to them. The real issue is our allowing lobbyists to 'donate' money to candidates, thus making those candidates owe them something. This makes it so that candidates, if they want to keep their livelihood (which we can't really blame them for wanting to), will vot for what their lobbies want, even if it spits in the face of reason and leaves our government at a standstill. Parties (both the political and the weekend ones) are inevitable.
I believe it blocks major progress, and people stereotype and focus too much on political parties. We survived w/out them, do away entirely!
A little from collum A and a little from collum B. I think the commities should be split along 3 parties rather than 2.