Political parties are damaging American politics

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Political parties are damaging American politics

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Political parties are bad for American politics.

For justification of this, a person needs only to look to one of the greatest founding fathers.

In his farewell address, President George Washington said, “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.”

Political parties encourage the separation of our country, rather than unity under a democracy. Politicians almost spend more time opposing their rivals than attempting to come up with smart solutions to important or controversial problems.

Although there is somewhat a solidarity within each party, having multiple parties encourages segregation within the US as a whole, rather than a sense of solidarity within the whole country.

Additionally, people are forced to choose between radical Democrats and radical Republicans, rather than people with varying ideals. This limits the appeal of the President to the people, which also encourages separation rather than unity in our country.

Lastly, having multiple parties makes America’s political system inefficient. Bills take much longer to pass because politicians are more focused on opposing each other and keeping their own popularity than on coming to a reasonable compromise.

True agreement within our country will probably never happen. People will always have different opinions regarding everything, especially politics. However, having the same two dominant parties every single election limits the free-thinking of potential voters.

The current political parties in America are causing strong dissent when there should be more unity in our country. Having the same parties always butting heads makes our political system inefficient.



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