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WHY is no one focusing on the need to do away with the 2-party system?!

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posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 04:36 PM
I think we are dude! You will just not hear it in the media, and so it is not a hot topic.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 04:57 PM
There was never originally meant to be a bicameral party in the US. The founding fathers were staunchly against splitting the country into multiple parties. The parties offer a grossly oversimplified view of ideologies which causes a base for mass bias and finger-pointing.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by Ojeus4Unless
"The real need is to end the devidance amongst people."

Well you're not going to do that. people are naturally divided. It's our state of being. You are you, and I am me. With me so far? I'm not going to want what you are going to want. That's just the way it is. "Why can't we just get long?" Well, that's what politics are all about. You say we need to stop being divided. Okay. I bet I could sit with you for ten minutes and identify some belief to which you are 100% committed. I would say." I don't believe in this position you are holding. I think it's dangerous and destructive." Now where do we go from here?

What I truly believe is that we've misplaced this vision of compromise. In a system of governance, and believe me you don't want to live in a world where there is no system of governance, there must be a method of mediating individual differences regarding how to achieve the ideal.

It is a nice fantasy to think we could all live our own ideals and others to live theirs, but I am afraid all we would have is chaos.

Politics is an eloquent way of crafting our social reality. Let's have fun with it.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by betheflow

I couldn't find an intro thread on your history so I don't know if you were a long time lurker or a new user just finding ATS a couple months ago when you made an account? I say that only because I see this topic come up as a form of thread topic a few times a week, at least.....and within political threads several times a day on average?

As for the greater nation around us... Well, Paul and Perot have both shown a pretty hard movement within at least the Right and I'd betting no fewer on the Left who feel the 2 sided ONE party system we have is not workable. It's just a matter of...what to do? How to do it? What can any single or small group get accomplished?

I don't know about anyone else...but I'll be working almost full time outside of school on that very issue after November and the silly season dies off for another 3 years or so. 2016 is going to be different if people like me have anything to say about it....and I with the millions of like mind, WILL have something to say about it.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 08:25 PM
reply to post by betheflow

There should be NO parties, there should be Americans voting for Americans sans all the silly game playing!

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 09:06 PM

Originally posted by RedPillFactory
Because the Freemasons let Bro. Ron Paul get enough spotlight this election in order to turn "infowarriors" into Bieber fans and to pre-empt a misinformed revolution. Classic social engineering. The Zionist shill Alex Jones had a helping hand in it as well.

I don't get this 'Alex Jones is a shill' angle. How can he be a shill? who exactly is he a shill for, the zionist elite club? a bit over the top sometimes maybe but if he is a shill for the NWO or the political class or whoever, then great!, point is, he's waking lots and lots of people up so they should have sacked him by now. Whatever it is he's supposed to be doing as a shill, it ain't working in there favour anymore really is it?.

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by betheflow

Most folks are clueless.
Others are ashamed
The rest of us are labled "Loons"
for going against the grain.

Even when it is "Conspiracy Fact".

To anyone who was paying attention, it became
in your face obvious when Potus caved on
those really important Campaign promises.
The ones that guaranteed the election.

Not to mention dropping the reigns on The House and Senate.
We might as well vote for the Shadow that controls the first office.
It would be simpler that way.
The trouble is, they have found themselves a membership in my first sentence
as well.

Clueless. They are looking into the future through the "rear view" mirror.
Pathetic and worrisome. S&F

posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 10:02 PM

Originally posted by Wildmanimal

Clueless. They are looking into the future through the "rear view" mirror.

posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 10:15 AM
reply to post by okyouwin

Thanks for replying.
I understand your position, that you can be shure of.
But, if you have carefully red the post, I am refering only to our economical division.
The stands-for have always been so many as there is people.

I do not think though that the lack of governance as is, would create any more chaos and destruction than what we have at present. You should mind that we have no real experience to prove that point.
Would people be willing to commit crimes, murder, steal if their needs have already been met?

posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 02:08 PM
HA! Of course they did. Maine delegates invalidated and stripped of their votes at the convention. Sorry Ben, we were definitely NOT able to keep the Republic you guys gave us. We turned it into a faux democracy tightly controlled by a psychopathic oligarchy.

posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:47 AM

posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by betheflow

Because it's easier to take over the GOP from within than to win third party or change the system.

posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 05:01 PM
What a Joke! And you think we still have a Republic like the founding fathers intended?

"When their candidate received any delegates in the state-by-state roll call, Paul's supporters delivered loud cheers. However, convention organizers ultimately made a decision to stop calling out the Paul delegates...When states listed delegate votes for both Romney and Paul, party officials at the podium listed only the votes assigned to Romney.. At one point delegates from Maine walked off the convention floor in protest of a Republican National Committee decision to replace 10 of the 20 delegates Paul had secured in the state. That move prevented Maine from submitting Paul's name for nomination"


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