Political Parties recipe of failure
Politics have always been the ignition for heated debate and can result in division,hate, intolerance and violence.Few people will agree totally on every issue but this is the stuff of democracy.To further compound the "inherent" problems of democracy is the "party"system.A system that promotes division and creates an environment that is impossible to have objectivity and true compromise.As testament to the failures of a party system one need only look to the US and it's social and economic problems.Some may not agree,as is their right at the moment,but due to the weaknesses of a party system corruption can easily gain control.Look at the facts around current events and even a child can see in which direction the government and America are now heading and why.In recent years accountability has diminished along with citizens rights while government power has increased along with the National Debt.
George said it would be like this
In the formation of the US many of the founding fathers were opposed to allowing the existence of political parties.Unfortunately their warnings fell on deaf ears but their descriptions were uncanny and undeniably correct, almost prophetic.The brilliance of these men stand the test of time and educational advances enough to suggest that on issues of governing we as a culture actually have decreased in knowledge.
At the end of his presidential appointment the First President of the US warned,"Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, forments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."-George Washington
There is no confusing his or many of his contemporaries disapproval and mistrust of allowing political parties to take hold in the governing system.These men were more than stating an opinion they were emphatic in their opposition to the party system."There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."-John Adams
" I am not a Federalist, because I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all."-Thomas Jefferson
Despite the warnings,the failure was in not writing this into law,and now the opinions of the many are outweighed by the few.
In current the division of the parties have become so arrogant and disruptive that Congress is often locked endlessly in disagreement and monetary gain sways the vote instead of protecting the citizens.In fact the only bills that the parties have agreed upon unanimously have been aimed at undermining the rights of citizens provided by the Constitution.This alarming move is similar to events that occurred after World War 1 when the Great Depression was beginning.In attempt to retain power when public approval was very low the Democrats and Republicans passed laws seriously preventing any third party from posing a threat by setting unfair conditions for the submission of candidates not represented by either of the "big two".
It is obvious that in allowing PACs and other special interest funding of campaigns that candidates realistically are not operating without conflicting influence by corporations and groups with intentions of monetary or power gains.This creates a system where the public good takes a back seat to the interest of small groups.No one can honestly state that they have never heard of or witnessed this fact in the laws and policies of the US.Unfortunately party affiliation and or support is passed from father to son,mother to daughter and ingrained in the thinking of the majority of people creating denial and rationalization of party actions even when those action are not in their favor or destructive in general.These FACTS imply that the governing system of the US cannot sustain itself while political parties are allowed to exist. Any citizen desiring a system of freedom and a government existing to serve the public interest should not support either of the controlling parties.Despite of the skewed representation of the facts neither Democrats nor Republicans have the interest of the 99% at heart.The public good is just a side line issue or necessary evil that is surpassed by campaign donation and under the table gifts by lobbyists and their employers.
Within the last decade the two parties have divided up the burden of unpopularity resulting in the destruction of the Constitution.The Republican party drew shortest straw and initiated the move.Followed up then by the Democratic party recently.Each group showing support for their Executive Branch in the beginning then taking a step away and ultimately in opposition.This is a very convenient method of Undermining the Constitution without condemnation of either party and placing fault into the lap of an official that will be replaced in time.Allowing the parties to influence and make controversial changes ultimately increasing the power of the government and removing the power of the general public.
The ironic truth of this is that a corrupt one sided governing body will ultimately fail due to lack of ethics and greed.This has manifested itself in recent years in the form of militarization and economic collapse.These undeniable facts are not due to the policies or beliefs of one party over the other but a combination of the self motivated short sited parties and the groups that are influencing either group.Under the current system of government public opinion will continue to fall due to failing financial and social issues that are determined by the Same bodies that have failed up to present time.At the point of total outrage in the parties the government will begin to exercise the new laws put in place to retain control of their place in governing.Laws that are in fact on the books and do in fact remove the public's right to protest or impede the government upon penalty of imprisonment without trail and or implementation of a militarized state.Contrary to public knowledge and opinion certain organizations funded by billions of tax dollars are at present collecting information and monitoring every public form of communication flagging any who show disapproval of current events.Transparency has diminished,authority of the Executive Branch has increased beyond control of Congressional oversight( Congress almost unanimously passed laws bestowing this power)and irresponsible management of borrowed money increases.All the while Democrats and Republicans bicker and introduce recipes of failure that are seriously flawed.Everything from welfare to the military runs on borrowed money and the Nation's credit rating has dropped.Which seriously compromises national security and increases money lending countries' influence on the policies of The United States of America. Changes are ahead that will reveal the merit of parties and party systems and the public will not be afforded the same denials and complacency and will be forced to choose Life,Liberty,and The Pursuit of Happiness or Democrat/Republican. What will you choose?