Political parties reflect the people. If you dont change the people you dont change the political parties. Just artificially putting in new ones or removing old ones is just a temporary measure that will soon be undone.
Soteris, aren't most people closer to the center than they are to the polarities?
Does not matter. The American voting system always results in a two party system and as a result it always becomes polarized.
Can and imagine how the world would be if the people who fought slavery or gave women the ability to vote had the same mentality you did? "It's always been like this, that's just the way it is. No point in trying to change it."
This is not a matter of "its always been like this" but that A leads to B. Without changing A you will not change B. Politics is a sort of equilibrium in that the current political situation is a sum of its components. Things like the people, historical events such as 9/11, national identity and overall structure such as voting or the structure of government results in what you have today. Sure it might be a bit different but it will fundamentally be the same thing if you erased the result AKA political parties and started over.
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The problem with that is incivility seems to be yielding extremism. And now we're getting things like "free healthcare for illegal immigrants" and "let's turn the most powerful, successful country into a socialist nation, the literal opposite direction that got us where we are today." When we're this tribal, the people in the center tend to pick a side because they see everyone being so extreme and they see the side that they disagree with the most and say "dang, I don't want THAT in office." But if things were more mild, they'd be less likely to reluctantly accept terrible, extreme ideas in attempt to combat other terrible, extreme ideas.
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