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pr Wrote: The two party system has become unworkable, in my humble opinion. If one compares our system to the British-Canadian (Parliamentary) system,for example, the differences are very striking
i believe the more parties the better and I think perhaps the British/Commonwealth did get it right after all. We could Lear much from them?
The multiple party system does work in Europe, but maybe not here, why? In Europe the government fears the people, here the people fear the government, why? After a politician is elected in Europe, their majority is watching what that politician is doing and they are also watching what our leaders do and other modern day countries leaders do, here, once we cast our vote we feel we have done our job until next election, in Europe because their majority is watching, they will unite for a protest in the street when their leaders go against what the European majority wants, putting their government in fear of a united majority until their government gives the people what they want. Because our majority believes we are number one, we have become very very lazy as a majority when it comes to what our government is "really" doing. The European majority are not lazy when it comes to their government and the worlds governments, they are very informed unlike us. You can ask them our leaders name and most modern day countries name and the European majority will know. Our majority, we are lucky when ten in a row get our presidents name right, much less any of those ten knowing a single leaders name out side of America.
When you have been convinced that your country and government are number one, you end up with a lazy majority that does not have a clue to the rest of the worlds reality. Sad we are as a majority, but I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. With all the world term oil and extreme weather patterns caused by our governments policies, our majority is starting to grow some eyes, slowly, but eyes that are using the internet to find the truth about our system, when enough of us learn the truth, then our government will be fearing us too, even with our 2 bully system, a united majority is still the power, at least for now here, but once the system gets away with changing our constitution like many of our politicians talk about doing, even our beloved President spoke these words, then we could lose our power that we still don't use but the European majority uses everyday. "Give the majority bread and show and you will be in control" is what our system has survived on for far tooo looooong. I don't know about you, but the show has gotten old and the bread is stale.