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A two-party system is a form of party system where two major political parties dominate the voting in nearly all elections. As a result, all, or nearly all, elected offices end up being held by candidates endorsed by one of the major parties.
Originally posted by ANOK
We are seeing the result of a highly contagious disease, known as capitalism...
Originally posted by freetheknight
First off, I love your avatar ANOK. But secondly:
I think the economic and political systems mirror each other. The problem exists in the corruption and greed of those running the system, not necessarily the systems themselves.
Originally posted by captinofcats
i believe that the way we "can" try to combat this, or what we "should" do in order to right this corruption, is exactly what you are doing. Talk about it with people get your thoughts out in the open and seen by as many people as you can and maybe you will open up the eyes of others who will in turn do just as you do.
Originally posted by Tasketo
My question is: How do we let this "Open" Conspircy happen? How do we fix it? How do we get people to pay attention and take real action? The people need to bring the Democrats and Republicans down and we need to do it now!
From Vasilis Azoth
It comes down to education. Our fore-fathers knew it. Democracy cannot function unless the population is educated. And I don't mean educated about the evils of the two current ruling parties. I mean educated in how to think logically for themselves. The public school system does not promote this because analytical thinkers are difficult to control. Unfortunately the State controls the education system and they too want a docile, easy to control population. So we are caught in a Catch-22, we must educate the population, but the gov't is in charge of doing that and we can't join up with them without becoming a vile democrat or republican who we are trying to oppose! ARGH! I don't know the solution, but I think this is one of the roots of the problem.
Originally posted by seattlelaw
Ludacris, you make a good point about greed. But I believe that greed is taught rather than innate. If you look around you can find relatively poor people who are basically happy living quietly with their families.