Politics in the United States
Americans for America
The two party system we have here in the United States started out as a good idea. We had two opposing parties who would provide some semblance of balance in the government to keep one particular party from making all the decisions. The consensus was that each party would represent the thoughts, ideas and concerns of his or her party while working together with members of the other party to come to a mutually agreeable solution that would benefit both sides. This is what we call bipartisan politics. This all looks good on paper doesn't it?Let's take a look at what we really have.
We have two opposing forces in our political system that will stop at nothing to completely obliterate and destroy the other. They refuse to vote on good legislation and bog down the government with arguments and stall tactics. They put small provisions in laws having nothing to do with the current bill being signed to push a special interest issue or add pork and when the oppositions votes it down they use it and say "why vote for him he voted against this bill that would benefit you", not willing to admit the reason it was defeated was because of the harmful "small print" buried in the stacks of papers that make up a bill. Newt Gingrich among others (republicans)held up congress for months to avoid voting on legislation and contributed to two government shutdowns to make the current administration look bad, not caring whether this hurt the country he was only interested in trying to hurt the other party. Now this man wants to be president? There are several bills floating around the senate floor proposed by Republicans to create jobs and the Democrats are passing it around and stalling on reading and passing the bill on in an attempt to stall any efforts of Republicans in an election year. Part of the reason for elections, other than to give us a voice in who runs our country, is to pressure both sides into doing good things to remain in office, but instead they attempt to stop the other party from doing good things in hopes of making themselves look better and the opposition look worse at America's expense.
These two political parties would bend over backwards to stop each other from doing anything good that might hurt their chances of being re-elected or make them look bad for not thinking of it themselves. Something has got to change or we will never recover from this current economic and social situation we are in. It's time to kick this two party system in the ass and get something going. The current collection of whoremongers and warmongers we have on Capitol Hill need to go! It's time to stop worrying about whether we are democrat or republican, right or left and start acting like Americans and take back our country and tell these people we have had enough.
The Constitution of the United States is the greatest political document ever written. It brought forth on this continent the greatest nation the world has ever seen. It brought immigrants from far away places who wanted freedom of expression, freedom from oppression, freedom of religion and a voice in how they are governed. It assembled a nation of great people of all ethnic backgrounds and together we have achieved unthinkable things and discovered unbelievable technologies and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. We allowed people to express themselves and brought forth new ideas and philosophies allowing people to grow and become more efficient and intelligent by allowing them to exercise their mind and imagination. There is nothing we cannot accomplish together as a nation and these partisan politics continue to rip at the seams that bind us together. It's time we stop trying to interpret the constitution in a way that benefits the Democrats or the Republicans and follow it to the letter that's how we became the greatest nation in the world. I understand adaptations need to be made from time to time as we progress and new technology and threats arise but there is a provision and it calls for us as Americans to vote on any such adaptations or amendments. Stop letting these people twist the words of our Constitution into benefiting themselves and walking all over the most revered of all written government documents in the history of mankind. If we do not come up with a better solution we will soon stand again as a nation divided over some trivial partisan issue or possibly religious or racial wars.
I don't claim to have all the solutions to this or any solution at all for that matter, I only know the problem and no one man will find these solutions. It will take all of us once again to accomplish what needs to be done. Put aside your donkey or your elephant for a few minutes and take a look at the problem as an American. This current two party system needs to improve or go, we have way to much access to information in the 21st century to have to limit our choices to either of the current parties in this country.
Speak out about what you want, you may be surprised at how many other people want the same thing and join their voice not as democrats or republicans, right or left but as Americans.