Should the political parties be abolished and instead have candidates run as independants?

Posted by: GoodPoint

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The parties should remain, but there should be more of them

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Yes, get rid of political parties, lets be independant

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No, don't touch my *insert political party here*

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America needs a new system entierly

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Crescendo says2014-04-11T19:25:18.9828679-05:00
As it appears to me, political parties are tools for uniting a large percentage of the population and politicians to accomplish a particular agenda. There would be no direction and no order if there were no political parties and no politician had a platform.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T19:27:38.2140042-05:00
And history shows us that abolishing parties doesn't stop them from organizing. And since they''re abolished, then the illegal party can't be regulated. This also is in violation of the right of assembly and the right for freedom of speech.
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T19:37:39.2383344-05:00
It wouldn't be an attack on freedom, if anything it would encourage people to be more free and independent, and less likely to conform their opinions for political funding.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T19:50:05.2511952-05:00
By taking away freedoms you advocate for more? Logic -_-
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T19:50:41.4409858-05:00
People will still assemble if parties are illegal. They can no longer be regulated and checked though.
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T20:04:09.6612229-05:00
Its not taking away a persons freedom to agree with another person, its taking away the social pressure for candidates to lie or conform their values. And I didn't say Illegal for the record. I don't personally suggest we punish people for their party loyalty, just that the way we run our political votes should be through some form of independent method, and people shouldn't sign up or designate to a certain set of values.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T20:06:17.0053141-05:00
This is a bad idea not grounded in reality. It sounds like a good idea on paper, but the potential net harm outweighs any arguments in your favor. And this is a fascist philosophy, that Hitler himself once used. He argued that freedom could be gained by advocating more control, and look how that turned out. And you once again dropped my contention. This violates free speech and the right to assemble.
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T20:08:21.8053141-05:00
I'm not saying we have a dictator, or course not, we'd never allow it. Just that people don't sign on to a certain set of beliefs unconditionally just for political support. This is a respectful and curious theory, not a step on your rights to express yourself.

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