posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:52 AM
Is it good when countries with majority two party political factions agree on issues or agree to support the passing of new legislation? Many would
answer by stating that yes it is indeed good when this happens. After all, isn't it good that instead of fighting and trying to antagonise the other
side, both political parties can come together and pass legislation amicably?
For me, bipartisan support for controversial issues sets off alarm bells. I'm not talking about straightforward issues, but rather contentious ones.
I'm not promoting the idea, either, that because one party takes a certain view, the other one should automatically take the opposing view out of
spite. What I am suggesting is that on issues with more than one logical, plausible and reasonable side, bipartisan support should not be as common as
it appears to be at present.
It seems that when it comes to issues that keep us fighting, both factions are happy to play the role of worthy adversary to the other party. They are
keen to fill the role of contrarian and make life harder for the other side to pass legislation. Conversely, when it comes to issues that take away
rights and limit freedoms of average citizens, they suddenly see eye to eye and support the goals of their controllers. Why is this the case?
When citizens that lack the ability to think critically see there is bipartisan support on an issue, they tend to assume that the piece of legislation
being passed is necessary for their security and well-being. Such is the reason why things will probably never change.
Fixed spelling mistake in title.
edit on 12/4/2015 by Dark Ghost because: (no reason given)