Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Two-Party System

The primary weakness of the two-party system:

When government grows ineffective or self-absorbed or out of touch, the parties are able to direct some of the public’s disapproval toward the other party.

Most people who are interested in politics tend to associate themselves with one party or the other (at least most of the time), so their dissatisfaction with government in general tends to get deflected to the ‘other’ party.

There, it finds its outlet.

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