Monday, April 12, 2010

Not even a two-party system??

"I believe we have a one party system in this country, called the big-government party. There is a Republican branch that likes war and deficits and assaulting civil liberties. There is a Democratic branch that likes welfare and taxes and assaulting commercial liberties." -- Andrew P. Napolitano, author and judicial analyst


Anonymous said...

It is interesting to see how we live in a world of choices everywhere one may look. The grocery store is filled with countless varieties of bread, drinks, and other items, whereas in times past the shopper would do well to have maybe 2 or three. The same can be said for automobiles and other items for selection.

On the other hand, this has not drifted into the world of politics. Robert, as I believe you pointed out in an earlier comment, the American people are a slave to the 2 party system. By far, the current system has lasted longer than any other in American history. Why would it hurt not to have even as many as a dozen or more choices on a ballot, each representing different viewpoints and philosophies? All it takes anymore for a person to be elected to the highest office in the land is to have a "rock star persona," if you will. Let what really matters be taken out of sight. I believe it was Ralph Nader who said there should be a box added on all ballots which states," None of The Above." I would certainly go along with that. But it seems in politics we shall forever hold unto a hands off approach. However, we may be forced to change this mindset very soon.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Interesting thoughts. In line with what you write, the average individual has accessed to hundreds of TV channels, but only two political parties! Today I read online that a new Rasmussen telephone survey found 35 percent of voters polled believe that Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that a new political party is needed to represent the American people.

BTW, I could really go for that "none of the above" option on the ballot! I believe there really is a legitimage reason for such. Many politicians think they have a "mandate" just because many citizens could not hold their noses tight enough to vote for either of the two-parties.