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Political Parties Destroy Democracy
When it comes to election time, political parties correctly promote the candidates they want but after the election they should disappear.
Political parties are basically tools for a certain set of political ideals. Members for each party obviously believe that their view of a political ideal is the correct one, promoting what they believe to be the higher priorities with less emphasis on the ones they see to be less important.
Obviously a political party would want more candidates that think like them, to win seats in Government. That is OK, nothing is wrong with that but after the election: what?
Some of the electorate does vote for the candidate of a certain political party, regardless of their feelings for the abilities of that candidate. I would certainly hope though, that the majority vote for a candidate that they believe will be the best for them and their country. Of course they can take into consideration the political ideals of the candidate but vote on the candidate themselves. Otherwise, why have named candidates; just vote for a party.
Now you have a house full of representatives that the people thought would be the best for them. The job of the representatives is to put forward suggestions to improve the country. Their job is to convince the others in that house and vote for what they believe is right.
No party was elected, the candidates were.
If there is a majority of Republican representatives, then the Republican Party could expect that as they have a majority of like thinking people, many things will go in their favor, but not all. They should not pressure the representative or even expect the representative to vote other than his conscience, he was the one elected.
No one party has the monopoly on good ideas and so good ideas will come from any party regardless of which has a majority in the house.
Having gotten as many of their representatives as possible into Government, the “Party” should be quiet and work on strategies for the next election: their job is over.
- Is Democracy, Hypocrisy?
Democracy is supposed to be good, but with more people refusing to vote, has it become hypocrisy. Is there a better way?
Death of Democracy
Currently, representatives are pressured to vote in accordance with their party wishes. This is not why the people elected them; they were elected because the electorate thought that they would make the right decisions on each issue.
True democracy is where people get to vote for the people that they believe will do the best for them and their country. These elected people have a responsibility to those people, not their party.
With party politics in the United States today, it is more like a choice of two dictatorships with no personal representation.
To reiterate, each party has a role to play but only in the election itself. Those elected should be free from pressures to vote on each individual point as they see fit. Only then can the people restore some kind of say in their own country.
This year the United States is trying to stop bullying. That is good but let it start at the top. Stop the bullying of representatives by their political parties. Stop the bullying of smaller countries and most of all; stop the bullying of the American people by the political elite.
- 0.1% Democracy
Is the US democracy all it claims? Is it really the way forward or has it led the United States to enter its own Dark Age?
- America Under the Knife
With the state the US has become today, do other countries really want to be like them?
- Our Leaders Should be Educated
Nearly every profession requires extra training in order to be promoted. This though, is not the case for politicians, Why?
- Are the Elections Just a Diversion?
Just because there is an election going on doesn't mean the world has stopped. Why have the media stopped reporting what is going on? Is the answer more sinister than you think?