Political Parties Should Not Exist
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Political Party: A political party is an organization of people which seeks to achieve goals common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power.
Democratic Party: The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Political Parties are essential to our nation's overall development for they aid in defining the beliefs and positions of potential voters on crucial issues. In truth, the political parties have the similar duties in the field of politics as different denominations have in theology and religion. The different political parties represent the multiple opinions within a society.
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Many voters today only vote for different political candidates only because they are Democrat or Republican. This leaves voters uneducated about what the different political candidates actually believe in and what effect they might have, which leaves them vulnerable to be able to be taken advantage of. Many of the political candidates today are just buying votes instead of actually voicing how they will help a country and actually moving a country in the right direction. The different political parties only create unfair voter bias for some candidates and leave most voters uneducated.
By taking away political parties, voters would not just vote for a candidate because the candidate is a Republican or a Democrat. They would have to be educated about each candidate, which would mean that they would vote better candidates into office. I have a lot more arguments to support my case, but for now, I would like to hear more of your arguments.
Sources: One Nation by Ben Carson (although I do not like Ben Carson, I do agree with him on some subjects)
First off, I would like to address the invalidity of Pro's last argument. He says that because voters select candidates on political affiliation alone, that the political parties should be abolished. The one negative Pro has presented, namely, the ignorance of the average American, compared to the several benefits presented by myself, is nearly insignificant.
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You also stated that political parties create an organized government and an organized way for voters to vote. While this is true, this "organized government" would not work out as the voters would pay TOO much attention to labels without actually checking the facts. The benefits of you argument just do not outweigh the negatives. Theoretically, your arguments sounds like a good idea, but, just like socialism and communism, these ideas sound good theoretically but have not worked out well in real life. Many of the people the voters elect these days are not qualified to run our country at all as they are just buying votes and tricking voters with their political party.
Finally, you stated that political parties are beneficial because they can keep checks and balances on each other and can inform the public about each other. Unfortunately, many Republicans and Democrats these days are NOT keeping checks and balances on each other but are instead trying to make their political party's agenda the way of the government. Political parties are basically trying to shove their ideologies down the government's throat. With no political parties, the different positions in the government can still keep checks and balances on each other to make sure nobody gets too much power. Also, as my arguments have clearly shown, political parties are not informing the public but are instead making the public biased and making voters uneducated as the voters are only voting for their favored party without looking at the facts.
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