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What could we do?

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witwitch Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
What could the USA do in order to make a multi-party system more viable?

Obviously having only 2 parties doesn't work, because you aren't going to agree with most of their policies--hell, most people vote against the party they don't want more than for the party they do want.

I think this would require a change in culture. People would need to start supporting candidates based on their policies rather than based on chances of winning.
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heaven-spawn Dec 23, 2012
vote for guys besides repubs and dems, duh
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The-Thunder-Fox Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Preferential voting so you can actually exercise your conscience without disenfranchising yourself.

But I don't see how that will be changed.
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Immer-Frei Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Another thing to consider is the fact that the people will never be fully satisfied with any party to the fullest extent; there will always be faults based upon different views... there's no way to eliminate that. A multi-party system would cause more confusion than what it's actually worth.
It's quite unfortunate. :hmm:
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heaven-spawn Dec 24, 2012
yea, multi party sucks, that is why every country in the world only has 2 or 1 if theyre communist
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mgonzales041090 Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The Republican party is already dying. The Dems, acting presently as a centrist party, will basically become the new right.
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:iconimmer-frei:
Immer-Frei Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not true. You'd be surprised how many people are fighting for their second amendment rights.
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mgonzales041090 Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There are dems who support 2nd Amendment rights. It's more than one issue which defines a party.
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Immer-Frei Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Of course, but you were suggesting (or seemed to be suggesting) that the US has taken a more liberal view, which I may agree with if it weren't for arguments such as gun rights; a conservative view which most democrats fight for.
The US is more moderate than anything.
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heaven-spawn Dec 24, 2012
isnt that what the guy said?
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merrak Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Would we really want a multi-party system in the first place? Sure, a two-party system has plenty of downfalls. But, it does force candidates to moderate somewhat, representing a broad range of issues. Imagine if we had multiple parties, each dedicated to only one or two issues and not caring much about anything else.
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