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Why do we need the political parties?

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posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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I am so sick of the Republicans blaming the Democrats and vice versa. Why cant we get rid of the Political Parties, and vote for who can get the job done. I have always thought independant, of these systems just from the bickering and complaining.


What do you Think?

Elections based on Duty, Honor, Integrity? or is this just impossible?




posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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i think we have them so that they can send one guy out who they think can do it, and work as a team. so that if one guy has an idea somebody else doesnt, he brings that up and theres a bonus...but i agree, i would like to see somebody be inbetween a democrat and a republican...but...im still a democrat at heart



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 10:47 PM
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I think the whole party system in general is one of the worst things
to ever happen to America.

I think people should just run for their respective positions,
regardless of any political party.

And to take it a step further, the government should pay to have
everyone who wants to run be given a fair equal amount of time
to do a question/answer and debate thing on TV and other media.



posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 07:44 AM
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i think that a difference of opinion on How to get things done
is what created the political party system.

the 2nd difference of opinion is What is the best way to accomplish it


but neither Party is anything close to what their policies & platforms used to be.

however a 2 or more Party system is here to stay because there needs to be
a system in place so that future politicians can climb a ladder of success...
so that special interests have a channel to funnel monies through...
so that think-tanks & groups like PNACers, neocons, have a takeover target...



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei

And to take it a step further, the government should pay to have
everyone who wants to run be given a fair equal amount of time
to do a question/answer and debate thing on TV and other media.


Thats similar to how we operate here in the UK. Rather than the bigger spenders getting a disproportionate amount of airtime compared to others, all parties are entitled to a finite amount of "free" air time on ALL the major channels.

Also, having more than two parties might help you guys as well. I never understand the American penchant for everything being "choice A or choice B"..there never seems to be any more than 2 options in everything you guys do, like the President saying "your with us or against us".

Black or white are your choices, there are no shades of grey with you guys...



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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Parties are not a requirement, but of course people that are of like mind are going to work together. Today the party is less important, but in the past, a candidate would be expected, by the party and the public, to stick to the party platform, and a large part of that platform was decided in convetions where the registered voters would decide on it.



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