Oh politics…The scary territory that you’re afraid to navigate with anyone because of the hostility that is bound to be received when you answer the question “Are you a Democrat or a Republican?”.
I know I for one want to run the other way when that question is asked. No matter what the answer, I am sure to get harassed and harangued by the opposing party’s supporters. I am beyond tired of the age old debate of which party is better and why. Frankly, I feel like the two party system is not working for us and here is why:
Our current system has created such a division in the government that is continually leading to mires on issues that are important and need to be addressed.
The separation also leads to many instances where issues are too cut and cry with no room for a middle ground. We have to meet each other half way or it is really just an obnoxious game of tug o’ war with no real winner, but there is a definite loser – the citizens.
A two party system also leaves some voters out. There will be times when you agree with some of the platforms of both the Democrat and the Republican parties, but there isn’t a middle man to choose since there are never enough votes to put another name on the ballot under a different party.
There is also tremendous difficulty when trying to enact change in the government when there is such a divide. One party invariably always pouts in the corner, hissing about the other parties “agenda”. How about we focus on the “agenda” of who really matters instead of waging in a bought of micturational sparring? We need to migrate to a new system for the health of our nation…