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The two party system is killing democracy?

  1. rhamson profile image76
    rhamsonposted 8 years ago

    With the gridlock and finger pointing from both sides of the isle and the ensuing bickering and posturing, has the current congress a chance to help the American People?

    What could change this and how can we go about making this government work for us?

  2. Pr0metheus profile image57
    Pr0metheusposted 8 years ago

    Shades of gray....

  3. lelanew55 profile image71
    lelanew55posted 8 years ago

    One solution might be taking the money out of politics.

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree but how do you get the slime to vote against their own longevity? Referendum?

      1. lelanew55 profile image71
        lelanew55posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some say the solution can be public financing of elections. But people say it is unconstitutional. Can we amend the constitution? It might take a century.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Believe it or not many Generation Y dont see any Democracy in America at all...its just a nice word to throw around.

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is a horible thought.  They will have a lot of investigating to do to navigate around the slime on the hill rhetoric won't they?

  5. tony0724 profile image58
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Two solutions 1. Throw out all Incumbents they all feel no sense of accountability to their constituents .2 Get rid of all Lobbyists !

        I do not care which party they are from any more all Integrity Is gone on Capitol Hill !!!

       We really need a third party !!!

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think that would be a great start.  How do we get the slime out?

      1. tony0724 profile image58
        tony0724posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        By ballot and hopefully the Idiots who keep reelecting these carpetbaggers are starting to pay attention !

        1. profile image0
          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They will keep electing their idiots, voting for the other guy seems way too hard for some people.

          1. rhamson profile image76
            rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I love it when we agree A Texan.  The system is too corrupt to cleanse itself in the state it is in right now.  The divide is too deep and the animosity too bitter.
            It would take a tremendous groundswell of support from this divided population to effect that kind of change.

            Is it still possible to enact a Continental Congress to make effective laws governing special interests, earmark funding, campaign financing and political favor?

            I hope so and I would like to hear some ideas as to how we the people could accomplish this.

            1. profile image0
              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              We have a Continental club on South Congress down town Austin, is that what you meant? Sorry I couldn't resist.

              1. rhamson profile image76
                rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                No but I bet they have the same happy hour!

  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Read Plato, he said everything two thousand years ago, and nothing changed since. smile

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is hopelessness the answer?

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Umm, is hoping on something that likely will never come the answer?

 
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