posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:49 PM
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
It's one of the main reasons why I've taken a break from ATS. The political bickering and ignorance of the current administration has become absurd
and ridiculous to say the least. Our party system has become so partisan it's done absolutely nothing to pass legislation the majority of Americans
need and want. Anyone can easily see how political parties have caused division and bias just by reading the numerous political posts here on ATS.
The values this country was founded on and the rights of its citizens are being trampled upon. We have lost our sense of logic and truth when the
people of this country start making excuses to defend blatant lies, immoral behavior and irresponsibility, lack of self-control, childish bullying,
and an incompetency of our system of laws and governing in our leaders. Our President and representatives define our values and credibility in the
It's amazing how representatives who are now retiring start chirping the truth when they no longer have to satisfy their base to keep their job. Our
two-party system keeps both sides from speaking their mind. If they don't tow the party line they're black balled or their political base considers
them traitors to their party.
if America would trash the two-party system, institute term limits, and remove money and lobbying out of politics, we would see more legislation
passed based upon the will of the people. More good-will negotiating when it comes to legislation. No more division and finger-pointing. No more
career politicians, and it would enable representatives to speak their mind instead of towing a party platform. Only then will our government truly
be "by and for the people."