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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I am definitely NOT happy with the system. Given an option I would make all political parties and political action committees illegal. I would also make several changes to the financial system for campaigns....

    1. Only parties who can vote for a particular candidate can donate to that candidate. The removes all foreign money, all corporate money, and all institutional money from the political spectrum.

    2. Each voter can only give $100 per office per year, and only to one candidate per office. ie.... Over the 6 years of a Senator's term, each voter could donate a total of $600 (max) to people running for that office, but each year they could only donate to the Incumbent or ONE of that incumbent's opponents.

    3. 90 days before an election, all candidates for office MUST provide (in writing) their voting records and personal policy platforms to the registarts of voters of every city and town in their districts to be made available at every Town Hall, Library, and Post Office inside that district.
    You and James both have some excellent ideas, IMO, quite something for "very conservatives"...a man's think must ever change..
    We have an old system...are we the only non-parliament nation in the world ?

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You and James both have some excellent ideas, IMO, quite something for "very conservatives"...a man's think must ever change..
    We have an old system...are we the only non-parliament nation in the world ?
    The idea of doing away with Political Parties is not a new one. Several of the Founding Fathers felt they were incredibly dangerous as well.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You and James both have some excellent ideas, IMO, quite something for "very conservatives"...a man's think must ever change..
    We have an old system...are we the only non-parliament nation in the world ?
    Why would we be? Parliamentary systems are reserved mostly to Europe and former/current British colonies. It's probably the most used system in terms of percentage but we're not the only non-parliament country by any means. Latin America doesn't have parliaments, neither does most of Africa/Asia.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Not really, no, but I realize it's way better than having a one-party system.

    I'd love to see our government become smaller, and less powerful. To me the enemy of freedom is the centralization of power.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am not happy with the two party monopoly. Sadly parties in various states have worked to screw 3rd parties,so even if you wanted to vote for a 3rd party candidate you are unable to unless your state allows write ins. The media aids in keeping this two party monopoly by blatantly ignoring 3rd party candidates,so many people are not even aware they exist which results in there being no name recognition with the 3rd parties. Seeing how we have the 1st amendment we can't ban broadcasters from showing political ads nor can we force them to show everybody.We could offer tax incentives to give equal air time to all candidates which would help with name recognition. I think primary should be held on the same day all across the country, so that if a candidate drops out it is because he or she lost, not because a handful of states didn't pick them.

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    These things would help eliminate the two party monopoly.
    I tend to agree with this, especially the monopoly part. The two parties have worked together to effectively make it a monopoly. That needs to change. Equal and reasonable access should be the rule, not the exception.

    I also believe that no federal, or state, or local entity should be allowed to disallow write-in votes.

    I'm not a fan of having a coalition government.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Progressives want to go to a parlamentary system? Another one of those hillarious moments they're famous for.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    ....To me the enemy of freedom is the centralization of power.
    sounds like a Tea Party talking-point.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sounds like a Tea Party talking-point.
    That doesn't bother me so long as it's true.

    Do you think the centralization of power isn't the enemy of freedom?

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    That doesn't bother me so long as it's true.

    Do you think the centralization of power isn't the enemy of freedom?
    A society can have a strong central-govt. while overwhelmingly respecting & supporting civil-liberties.

    Strong central-govt. and civil-liberties are NOT mutually exclusive. Such an argument, is ignorant.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    A society can have a strong central-govt. while overwhelmingly respecting & supporting civil-liberties.

    Strong central-govt. and civil-liberties are NOT mutually exclusive. Such an argument, is ignorant.
    I don't see how such an argument is ignorant.

    Do you have an example of a strong, central government that is overwhelmingly respectful/supportive of civil liberties?

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