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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 04:39 PM
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11. Also that we don't have proportional representation...
or any of the other factors that give rise to a multiparty system. We have a winner-take-all, presidential system, and that naturally turns into a two party system.
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  -What is the Optimal Number of Parties in a Healthy Democracy ChenZhen  Oct-15-07 04:23 PM   #0 
  - A single party can in no way represent the varied political philosophies of our population.  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 04:31 PM   #1 
  - But with a single party, there could never be a "spolier".  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:33 PM   #4 
     - Simple answer: Two can't either.  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 04:35 PM   #8 
  - How many voters in this democracy?  TransitJohn   Oct-15-07 04:33 PM   #2 
  - A problem  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:35 PM   #7 
  - how about 0 parties  ProdigalJunkMail   Oct-15-07 04:33 PM   #3 
  - I think five to seven parties. Enough to form coalitions when apropriate.  SharonAnn   Oct-15-07 04:33 PM   #5 
  - No, liberals don't want a single party dictatorship. Go fish in another lake. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-15-07 04:35 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, I know...  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:37 PM   #9 
  - It's about the fact that we don't have a Parliamentary  cali   Oct-15-07 04:38 PM   #10 
  - Also that we don't have proportional representation...  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 04:39 PM   #11 
  - Which is unfortunate. They "seem" to operate better IMO  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:39 PM   #12 
     - I agree with you, but we have to operate within the system we have.  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 04:43 PM   #15 
        - The system we have sure leaves a lot of room for bitching and griping  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:57 PM   #21 
           - I don't think it's a question of energy.  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 05:04 PM   #24 
              - What you suggest is that it really cannot be fixed  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 05:11 PM   #26 
                 - I think the new movement would be to decentralize power in the United States  Selatius   Oct-15-07 05:14 PM   #27 
                 - Within our current system, no, the system cannot be changed.  SteppingRazor   Oct-15-07 05:28 PM   #28 
  - No party deserves a majority of the seats in the legislature.  Selatius   Oct-15-07 04:41 PM   #13 
  - four or five  leftchick   Oct-15-07 04:43 PM   #14 
  - Wrong question.  endarkenment   Oct-15-07 04:46 PM   #16 
  - Exactly. - n/t  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 05:02 PM   #22 
  - Your second question is uttlery ignorant, since it has two unrelated clauses.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-15-07 04:47 PM   #17 
  - Five.  Disturbed   Oct-15-07 04:53 PM   #19 
  - You do sarcasm much?  ChenZhen   Oct-15-07 04:55 PM   #20 
     - Not of the type so poorly presented, no.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-15-07 08:32 PM   #30 
  - Before I would advocate a single party system  realpolitik   Oct-15-07 04:51 PM   #18 
  - Interesting question, we have plenty of parties acutally the question is who has a voice?  AuntPatsy   Oct-15-07 05:04 PM   #23 
  - As many as necessary to do the will of the people.  annabanana   Oct-15-07 05:05 PM   #25 
  - If they could give us one that actually spoke for the people that would be nice.  superkia   Oct-15-07 05:30 PM   #29 
  - 11  Rex   Oct-15-07 08:36 PM   #31 
  - locking  maddezmom   Oct-15-07 08:37 PM   #32 

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