The Failure of a Two-Party Political System

With the presidential campaigns looming in the horizon, we are soon going to choose between two different ideologies. For a country that prides itself on choice, we really don’t have much to choose from. Ever since I was old enough to learn about the political system, I’ve heard people say they are going to vote for the “lesser of two evils.” This implies that both choices are wrong and one of them has to win–is this the way America should be? Do these two parties represent me–a middle-class American Male?

Many of our founding fathers warned about bipartisanship and political parties. George Washing himself stated that political parties would keep this country from ever advancing. At this point in time it seems like our first president was right. America is currently stagnant with our back against the wall. Our founding fathers warned us this would happen but we didn’t listen. To them, political factions never held the interest of the common people because in the end they ultimately care about themselves.

I, like most Americans, find myself on the outside of the box looking at two powers fighting for control. These two powers can’t give in to each other because they both feel they will lose any bit of power they possess. This seems like a political civil war with American citizens caught in the middles. The Democrats and Republicans have been like two rival gangs battling over turf and in the process of doing so they’ve forgotten what it actually means to be in charge.

Americans just want things to get resolved according to what the people want–not what they want for us. Whatever happened to “for the people and by the people?” It seems like most politicians have forgotten that the reason they are running for office is to serve us and not to control us. How many times have you voted for someone based on what they said while campaigning only to be let down when none of their promises came true? I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s felt this way.

The solution to this problem is simple: stop voting for career politicians–especially Democrats and Republicans. Let’s start by electing people in our own communities that are willing to help us and not for groups that only make false promises. People that run under the two big political parties are only puppets. We need to vote for non-party affiliated candidates who actually want to make a difference and have our best interest in mind. You’re better off voting for your neighbor than someone who doesn’t know or care about you.

America was built from the blood and sweat of Americans–brick by brick, city by city.

America is ours. It doesn’t belong to the rich or the politicians–it’s ours. Let’s take it back.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that have failed us, it is time for action.

Change comes from the people, not from political promises. Demand change.

Together we stand, divided we will fall.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

Jason Drake


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