I dont affiliate with any party ......the 2 party, electoral vote system, is far far outdated... and does not represent the will of the people
the only way we will achieve any change in the status quo is by looking to a 3rd party....outside of the current failed system
I don't belong to any political party. I vote depending for the candidate who's overall position best reflects mine even if I may disagree with them on one issue or another. The two party system to me doesn't offer the public much choice and leads to too much corruption and consolidation of power within the government.
I agree with the probability for corruption......but it is a way to move away from the failed system we currently usePersonally, I think the whole "party" system is just an invitation for corruption. Even a third party would eventually be subject to that kind of thing. We've seen it before - the Democratic-Republican Party in Jefferson's time was the first administration to adhere strictly to the ideals of democracy (and not ignore them whenever they felt like it); by 1826 the Democratic-Republicans were scattered and corrupt and had to resort to extreme smear tactics to keep Jackson (ironically a Dem-Rep himself) out of the White House. The Republican Party, which won its first election in 1860, was all about idealism - and by 1876 they were willing to trade their principles for another election victory.
Whenever an idealistic new party emerges and the people vote it in, eventually it succumbs to corruption. I think we should try to dismantle the party system altogether and make all candidates run independently. Really, what's the need for the parties, anyway?
I agree with the probability for corruption......but it is a way to move away from the failed system we currently use
As a step towards a full deconstruction of the party system? Good point. Trying to dismantle the whole thing in one step would be a bit chaotic, I suppose. An intermediary step (or perhaps several) would make the transition easier.
Only problem is: how do you make sure your new party doesn't succumb to corruption before making that transition?
Thats the Rub..................i dont have the end all answer?