Amazon.com Widgets
  • No more donkeys or elephants

    Parties make everything a black, and white view. I am mostly a grey thinker. Religion seems to be similar in the way it expects people to go along with every, single belief.

    I would much rather vote for an individual for his/her ideas, beliefs, intelligence, compassion, and ability to handle responsibilities as best they could.
    Of course, completely agreeing with an individual is impossible as well.

    Parties just seem to play games like Filibustering, Gerrymandering, appealing to constituencies, etc.

    I also believe if we reformed or overhauled our political system, if mud-slinging and such would be more character assassination, and just another form of time-wasting negativity.

    It would be a good start to get America, the "Police of the World" country, on a Universal Health care system. Goth forbid, we might learn a few good thing from our European friends.

    But, if human beings could be trusted to live in say, a bartering society instead of a class system that has become EXTREMELY black and white, dial down the greed, and entitlement, and just be kinder, gentler to one another, and the animals and our planet...We mightn't have a need for politicians. ;)

  • Bring Back Thought!

    Too many people simply look for that D or R next to a candidate's name instead of the candidate's policies. People need to be THOUGHTFUL voters, not mindless, partisan zombies. This would force voters to be knowledgeable on current events before choosing the candidate. At the very least, it would drive away the mindless voters that don't like to think. But going back to our first President's point: this would greatly reduce the violent division that the country faces in every election, the division Washington warned us about.

  • Political parties should be eliminated so more focus can be put on each individual.

    They should be eliminated because it can put more focus as an individual rather than as a "R", "D", or "I". It will also make voters choose who is the right one rather than being stuck with a person who will never agree with your and will be forced to vote as party rather than John Doe.

  • Yes - Their Time Has Come And Gone Already.

    Yes, political parties should be abolished. The time has finally come when party affiliation no longer means a flipping thing. Party labels are a thing of the past whose time has come and gone. There are no more distinct lines between the parties. Candidates no longer adhere to the standards that were supposed to define each of the parties. Party affiliation is not going to be a metric in elections any more. Voters are now looking and really listening to the candidates. Voters are responding to what they hear and what their gut instinct tells them is the right guy to get the job done right – and party affiliation doesn’t even enter into the equation any more.

  • America's New Party System

    I am in a college government course currently and I have recently finished studying about U.S. political parties and such. Recently political parties have been becoming weaker due to the fact that elections are becoming more candidate based. There is also the fact that because the government plays a growing role in the social welfare of America the traditional duties political parties have enacted are no longer needed. Furthermore a two-party system provides American citizen's with limited choice in canidates (because let's face it, when did an independent party ever win?). When people find out what party a person associates themselves with , others will automatically judge that person and group that person with the party. People should be seen for their unique individual characteristics and thoughts not as a mash up of corrupt (or uncorrupt) policy makers. While I will acknowledge that political parties make voting easier (because one can simply choose the side they generally agree with) it takes away from the importance of doing detailed research. There has also been a notable rise in voters who "split-ticket" vote (or in other words choose a candidate from each side). Meaning that people are starting to see candidates for who they really are and not their parties.

    Posted by: arin
  • Do away with political parties.

    Politicians will be able to run for office and present their own ideas to serve their constituents instead of being a puppet for a political party. This will be the best way to eliminate partisan politics, if we eliminate the conservative and liberal tags politicians will be free to actually present the views of their constituents to the US Congress.

  • The two parties we have are destroying the USA by continually pushing divisive issues.

    Both parties want to do interesting things to get votes. With a massive split into two factions, the emphasis is always on building party vote-getting power; therefore, we do not even hear any logical, meaningful deliberations on what is best for the long-term health of the nation as a whole.

  • Individuality instead of left-right sterotypes

    Considering I now identify as a left leaning independent, I think it would be great finally start letting the voter see the person rather than the party the affiliate with. Looking at how the system is set up when I've only voted once in 2016 just made me depressed seeing how just the name republican or democrat makes someone who worthy of nothing but negative insults. And I understand why people have insulted each other in the past? But do people like Trump and Hilary really deserve that right of getting to represent us. Think about it, how people like me simply listened more to Hilary or trump just because the simply went under the name republican or democrat. It's time people finally start pulling back the curtain and actually try being open to all candidates. And who know's? Maybe 40-30% we've been missing just might start to actually think that voting isn't so pointless after all.

  • Bills are not passed

    All Democrats in the house will say no even if we have the best healthcare bill on the table just because it's from the Republicans. And this is always the case with both parties; so with that, there should be no parties at all. Be loyal to the american people and not to your party.

  • The Party System Was Not The Intention of The Founding Fathers

    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. We cannot have a bad Governor at present. We may not possibly have the best that might be found, but we shall have a good one; one who means to do no evil to his country, but as much good as he can." -John Adams, Letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 1780 This is just one example of the many that I've read showing how much The Founding Fathers dreaded the idea of parties leading the country. I think it's up to us to try to rid the government of parties who try to horde power for themselves and keep the people enslaved believing they need a party for their voice to be heard.

  • More Parties Should Be Formed

    Political parties are a way for American opinions to be heard on a grand scale. Instead of abolishing political parties, there should be more of them. Compromising and moving forward are part of the American ideology of the democratic process. A coalition of several parties is part of the solution, not abolishing all of America's political traditions. A two-party system isn't the answer, but neither is an outright ban.

  • not the problem

    That isn't the problem. Politicians aren't puppets to the parties. They simply use that system to get elected. Your case rests on the idea that benevolent politicians exist. They don't, or at least are extremely rare. In addition those tags, conservative and liberal, represent human philosophical differences, which can't be abolished.

  • No they Shouldn't!

    People in this country depend on political parties in order to get their opinions and point across. Without political parties them nobody would be able to state their opinion about how the government should be and how it should function. In fact most likely more parties should be created because it will allow more people to state their opinion.

  • No they Shouldn't!

    People in this country depend on political parties in order to get their opinions and point across. Without political parties them nobody would be able to state their opinion about how the government should be and how it should function. In fact most likely more parties should be created because it will allow more people to state their opinion.

  • No they shouldn't!

    Political Parties are used to express political views and show the differences between people. Besides having political parties is inevitable. We are already divided,from gender to race. Political parties is just another thing that sets us off from others. How would the government be without political parties it would just be the same type of president every four years which is not what we want for ourselves. If you take away the political parties you take away the political views set in everyone's minds.

  • No no no

    It is our paart as americans to keep these going No No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  • No, but the two party system should

    The issue is not that political parties exist, it is that the law limits control of our government to either Democrat or Republican. While third parties and independents exist, the system is rigged so that it's almost impossible for them to get any real control in the government. We need to have a system that does not limit the number of parties, and treats all parties equally. If Dems and the GOP had to compete against the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, etc on a regular basis, we would have more focus on the issues than on pandering and partisanship.

  • Suck my dick prick squad

    Bande de pd est-ce que vous avez une putain de solution ? Signé le dalaï lama !!!!!!!!! E e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

  • Political parties shouldn't... The two party system should.

    It is ok too be in a group of those who share, uphold, and support the same political views as you. Thus this is what a political party is. But the two party system is souly dependent on the views of those two parties and they have grown so large nearly sub parties within them ie. Teaparty.

  • No no no

    It is our paart as americans to keep these going No No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.