Firstly, I'd like to thank The Vagabond for his efforts in organising this debate and I'd also like to thank my opponent Zarathustria for taking part.
The subject of this debate is "One of America's two major political parties will cease to exist and be replaced by a new major party at some
point in the 21st century" and my argument is that this is the case.
Traditionally, the United States have operated under a "two-party" system where the majority of American politics is dominated by two political
parties with opposing ideas, those parties being the Republican party and the Democratic party.
The United Kingdom however is known operate under a "multi-party" system although in practice the similarity to the United States "two-party"
system is evident; two major political parties have dominated British politics in recent years, those parties being the Conservatives and Labour.
This UK two-party rivalry between the Conservatives and Labour can be directly compared to the political rivalry of that between the Republicans and
Democrats in the United States.
However, the prominence of this two-party rivalry doesn't rule out the fact that other minor politcal parties with differing views do in fact exist
and also fight to secure their seat in power.
While the majority of a countries citizens will generally support one major party or another, there will always be a number of people that align
themselves and agree with the views of some of these lesser or minor parties.
The United Kingdom has found itself in a peculiar situation recently after it's general election, for the first time in recent years neither major
political party managed to secure power in the Cabinet.
Instead, the Conservative party struck a deal with the lesser known, lesser supported Liberal Democratic party to join forces and thus form a
In my opinion this is evidence that lesser known politic movements are now becoming increasingly noticed and also supported.
With this in mind, is it that unreasonable that the same couldn't happen in the United States? Taking this concept one step further, is it that
unreasonable that a minority political party could actually replace one of the major political parties in the US?
I think not, and will provide further evidence to verify my claim based upon my opponents comments.