Breakup of the Political Parties
I’m beginning to question the two party political system that we have in the United States.
|Republicans and Democrats are the only
two choices for voters.
Too often we have two candidates, one from the Republican’s and one from the Democrat’s running, and to be generous, they are both….lacking. Yet, because of the dominance of the two parties, picking a third option is considered a “wasted vote”, and the fear of the other party winning prevents most voters from going this route.
Frankly, I’d like to see a break up of the Republicans and the Democrats. I’d like to see multiple parties running side-by-side (yes, I know what you are saying, “but there are Independents and Greens and Libertarians and etc, etc”) that are all viable choices.
Right now, the two parties are too polar, and by this I mean they are complete opposites of each other. There hardly is bi-partisan work being done. Its pretty much if you are Republican and a Democrat bill comes up, vote it down, and vice versa. I understand to some extent that because of the differing opinion between the two parties, but there are many bills that get turned down due to this.
Maybe this is a bad idea, maybe I’m on to something, or maybe the system is working great the way it is. I’m not sure. It just seems like far too often I’m tired of seeing the hypocrisies that come out of both camps.
I leave the comments open for you to discuss…
My wife and I are voting for Ron Paul for this upcoming election, whether or not he is on the ballot. I have voted for the 'lesser evil' for each of the three elections I was old enough to vote in. After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I decided that it is my responsibility as a Catholic and as a citizen of the United States to vote for the candidate that I believe is the best, rather than the lesser evil candidate that might have a chance of beating the current Democrat nominee.
I'm sick of selling out, and this year I plan to make my vote count.