December 28th, 2009, 02:18 PM #1
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2 Party system VS 3 - 4 party system of government.
I am sometimes tempted to want more parties but that thought is usually fleeting. 3 party government virtually guarantees that you will end up with a majority of the people not getting what they desire.
a 4 party system actually can have 26% of the vote driving policy. I think it may place more fringe ideals squarely in the drivers seat more often.
December 28th, 2009, 04:31 PM #2
i don't know what is better but i know that the american system as it is now is pretty much horrible, from outsider point of view, the democrats/republicans are both the same, act the same want the same
for our standards both parties are still on the right side of the political spectrum
December 28th, 2009, 05:13 PM #3
I am a fan of countries that do direct run-offs. All the candidates that want to run can run in the first vote. Any candidate with the majority wins. If no one has the majority (>50%) then all candidates under X% are dropped and another election is held. This process is repeated until a candidate has over 50% of the votes.
If this were the case people could vote for the independent candidates without fear of "throwing away" their votes. If the independent candidate doesn't get enough votes, then you vote for the next best person in the next election.I don't like signatures.
December 28th, 2009, 06:52 PM #4
December 28th, 2009, 07:39 PM #5
Basically it lets you vote for who you want to win. Then if that person doesn't win, you have a chance to pick who else you would vote for. In other words, a vote for one person doesn't necessarily mean a vote against another.I don't like signatures.
December 28th, 2009, 07:48 PM #6
December 28th, 2009, 08:32 PM #7
We can't even change health care you think we're going to overhaul the political system?
The problem is money. A Senator must raise $100,000 a week for the next election. As such, they are beholden to special interests for support. How do the Europeans keep the influence of money out of politics?Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
December 29th, 2009, 01:16 AM #8
December 29th, 2009, 06:28 AM #9
it works over here because they don't have to spend millions for elections.
there are no "rallies" and public speeches like you are used to over there.
although politicians of higher rank are rich here too, mainly to make sure that they aren't corruptible, it's a well paid job over here
December 29th, 2009, 09:01 AM #10
I don't like testing process because it can be skewed to limit some people unfairly. I also don't like limiting terms to two, that only guarantees that there is no lasting expertise and experience longer than 12 years.
Perhaps the easiest method is a public funding system.
Nah, how about a game show like American Idol, except for people who want to get into politics?Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
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