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    Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Should the party system be abolished?

    A party system is a concept in comparative political science concerning the system of government by political parties in a democratic country. The idea is that political parties have basic similarities: they control the government, have a stable base of mass popular support, and create internal mechanisms for controlling funding, information and nominations.

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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Yes. It encourages lazy and apathetic voting.
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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    No. They serve a necessary function and encourage a more unified approach to public affairs. The Era of Good Feelings, in which the nation only had one official political party broke down into far more instances regional sectarianism than our contemporaries could comprehend.
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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Yes. Abolish the party system but allow political parties. The system needs to be abolished and replaced with one that allows third parties and independents to have a chance.
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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should the party system be abolished?
    You can't get rid of the party system unless you ban people from forming like minded associations and commiserating under the same standard. There are Constitutional rights involved.

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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    The first parlaiment in the late imperial Austria of the 19th century had over 200 political parties in it`s parlaiment. Alot of parties being represented by only 1-10 representatives.

    Weird parties such as "City socialist workers party Vienna", "city conservatie catholics of Vienna", "City socialists of Budapest", "Zionist party of eastern Hungary", "Zionist party of Vienna", "Slovenian catholic conservative party", "Czech conservative protestand nationalist party of Prague", "Vienna jewish nationalist party of integration", "Tyrol farmers socialist party", "Liberal Viennese party", "German nationalist paty" and on and on and on.

    The result was chaos, nothing was accomplished by the parlaiment.

    Which as a result made the head of state (the emperor) and the mayors of the most important cities Vienna, Prague and Budapest the leaders of the country.

    Would you like to have your country governd exclusively by the president and the governors of the 5 most important states?

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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Should The Party System Be Abolished?
    for the past decade or so, my opinion has been that more parties would help. however, more and more, i feel that we should consider moving away from political parties entirely.

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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    You can't get rid of the party system unless you ban people from forming like minded associations and commiserating under the same standard. There are Constitutional rights involved.
    The question was should the party system be abolished, not should political parties be abolished. Political parties can exist in the absence of a party system, they just would not be legitimized and protected through the voting system.

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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    It should be illegal for the ballots to say what political party candidates are from. If you don't know at least this much, you probably should just forego voting.
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    Re: Should The Party System Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should the party system be abolished?
    I am not sure it is something you can actually get rid of.You can ban democrat and republican parties, but they will just still get together and claim to be for similar things.

    I think what needs to happen is to ban party affiliations on ballots, voting booths and polling places with exception to primary elections.Instead of party affiliations it should have a short list of the candidate's stands and if possible a short list of votes that confirm or contradict that is what the candidate stands for.On the voting booth wall there should be a more thorough list of issues and past votes and bills/amendments authored. polling places that have high turnout there should be pamphlets passed out to those waiting in line. This would force those that pay little to no attention to politics to actually vote on the issues instead of the party.
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