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What could we do?

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witwitch Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
vote for guys besides repubs and dems, duh
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The-Thunder-Fox Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Immer-Frei Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
isnt that what the guy said?
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merrak Featured By Owner 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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