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    Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Nope. Populist crap through and through.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    1st amendment, freedom of assembly

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Nope. Populist crap through and through.
    Why? Are parties really needed that bad? I think something like this would actually make people think instead of just voting for the person that is a part of the party they identify with, all without knowing a damn thing about the person they are voting for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    1st amendment, freedom of assembly
    This does not stop any politicians right to be apart of a party. It just stops them from saying that they are a part of any particular party. Hence the reason for that whole sentence that I put in there...

    "You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party."

    Not that it matters as this would be an Amendment to the Constiution and as such the 1st Amendment would be superceded in this particular instance.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

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    Oh god no, that would make corruption even worse.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Oh god no, that would make corruption even worse.
    How?


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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

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    I don't think it would make a difference, and I dislike making new rules/laws that don't do anything, so I would oppose it.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Why? Are parties really needed that bad? I think something like this would actually make people think instead of just voting for the person that is a part of the party they identify with, all without knowing a damn thing about the person they are voting for.
    And are parties really that large a plague on the electoral process? Without going into too much detail as to the potential issues that would come along with banning such a thing, there's simply no pressing or apparent need for such an extreme reform.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    How?


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    While parties do present some issues, they are also a stable mechanism for funding from the average citizen. If candidates had to go it alone with groups that they created during their campaign runs, they would need initial seed funding from somewhere to get their name out there for people to learn who they are. That seed money would come from moneyed interests, creating even more dependency on that than we have today.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    i'd prefer relaxing the laws that control ballot access and ending gerrymandering nationwide by letting a computer draw the districts using census data only. districts would be redrawn automatically every ten years.

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