Is it time for both parties to dissolve so new parties can form?
- ZirpLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
the existing parties aren't the problem. the real issue is that "first-past-the-post" limits your options.
Where I live, governing requires an actual majority(-coalition). As a result, we have 15 parties in parlement, and sometimes a very small one makes the difference when two or three big ones aren't enough for a majority.
As every party has competition, they avoid making fools of themselves
- 1 month ago
Yes, both parties should dissolve so that America can split into a dozen new countries
- SkyLv 71 month ago
Personally, I would like to see all political parties abolished, and have each political candidate run on their own platform with their own identity, and not be beholden to the rules and requirements of some huge political organization that ties financial campaign support with total obedience.
- KiethLv 71 month ago
The party doesn't dictate your beliefs, your beliefs dictate which party you affiliate with.
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- ElizabethLv 71 month ago
There's nothing to stop new parties forming. The problem in the US is that you've made politics so expensive that only big parties with big contributions can survive.
Limit campaign spending, limit number of hours of party political broadcasts, and reduce maximum amounts of external donations allowed, etc.
When you have Presidential campaigns costing close to a billion dollars and a campaign costing over 1 million on average for a representative seat, and nearly 10 million on average for senators, what chance do new parties have?
- GuardianLv 71 month ago
🥴 Right now?
During a modern plague and a collapsed economy?