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Should political parties be replaced with issue voting?

Asked by: juminrhee
  • A President Needs To Have the Right Personality

    A president needs to have the right personality and demeanor to be able to execute his/her plans. Voting for someone based off political issues is futile if their personality prohibits them from accomplishing such goals. Also, what would happen if a president does not follow up on their stance? No legal action can be taken. Candidates lie all the time during debates.

  • Answers better to electorate

    Why vote for a whole party when you only agree with one or two of their stances? Perhaps you absolutely love their free market view on the economy, but abhor their warhawking. Why not choose? For every major issue in each category, a voter can choose what their stance is on such.

    What issues voter elects in representative ranked choice of importance (“□” spot)
    of each overall issue/policy. The candidate marks what he believes in. Representative is liable for recall vote if he votes for something he specifically marked as he was against, or vice versa. Here is an example of how it might work:

    Business & Labour __
    □ more regs □ less regs □ same
    □ higher taxes □ lower taxes □ same
    □ higher min wage □ lower min wage □ same

    Security __
    □ bring/keep troops home □ put/keep troops abroad
    □ defence of homeland only □ world police
    □ increase troops □ decrease troops □ same
    □ increase equipment □ decrease equipment □ same
    □ increase police □ decrease police □ same

    Economy
    □ balanced budget (neutral) □ deficit (expansionary) □ surplus (contract)
    □ other programmes first □ pay of debt
    □ more prog income tax □ more flat income tax □ repeal income tax
    □ increase VAT/sales tax □ decrease VAT/sales tax □ same
    □ scientific tariffs □ reg tariffs □ free trade
    □ deflate currency □ inflate currency □ same
    □ increase property tax □ decrease property tax □ same
    □ population-based currency □ gold & silver standard □ fiat currency
    □ levelled distributism

    Education
    □ voucher □ public
    □ primary-only free □ primary & secondary free □ all free
    □ high school mandatory □ high school optional (as in Japan)

    Energy
    □ renewable transition □ nuclear transition □ coal & natural gas

    Environment
    □ restore area or sell to another before business moves □ nothing
    □ more regs □ less regs □ same
    □ more parks □ less parks □ same
    □ subsidize rainforest □ not
    □ cap & trade □ max amount □ nothing

    Health
    □ universal public □ single-payer □ dual-payer □ private
    □ locally run □ state-run □ federally-run

    Housing
    □ universal public □ single-payer □ dual-payer □ private
    □ locally run □ state-run □ federally-run

    Information
    □ anonymous data □ records but with warrant □ None of the above

    Population
    □ cap & trade □ max amount □ nothing

    Immigration
    □ quotas □ point-system □ open borders
    □ closed borders

    Science
    □ more funding to exploration □ less □ same
    □ more funding to R&D □ less □ same

    Social
    □ govt-payer □ guild-payer □ business, union, & chamber of commerce
    □ increase pension □ decrease pension □ same

  • A President Needs To Have the Right Personality

    A president needs to have the right personality and demeanor to be able to execute his/her plans. Voting for someone based off political issues is futile if their personality prohibits them from accomplishing such goals. Also, what would happen if a president does not follow up on their stance? No legal action can be taken. Candidates lie all the time during debates.


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