Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Two Party vs. Muli-Party System

Here's an excellent critique of the two-party system by Jon Schaff of Northern State University, as seen in the Aberdeen American News.

A multiple party system sounds great, but if you get your lone representative elected to Congress that really represents you and your minor party, that representative is going to have to form coalitions with others in Congress to get anything approved via a majority vote. Who do you want forming coalitions: us as people with our two-party system, or would you prefer it be left up to politicians, special interests, and backroom deals in Washington D.C.?

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