It’s really time to rethink the two party system

October 6, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

The sham debates and the media anointing of the two-party system need to be re-thought. They are not etched in stone. They aren’t etched anywhere. We have two parties because campaign money pools in two places.

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Category: Campaign Finance Reform, Corporatocracy, Politics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    With the ever-increasing diversity of the U.S. population, a political system that is more adept at handling diverse views — e.g., a parliamentary system — would make a lot more sense. Unfortunately, with the existing system enshrined in the Constitution, and with a government populated by people with a vested interest in maintaining the existing system, positive change is a virtual impossibility.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      Grumpy, I see that United Republic has big plans for reform that they will unveil after the election. I’m intrigued and skeptical. I hope they have better ideas than I have, because I see more of the same in the future, with reform efforts continually being stifled by those holding the reins of power. They have things just how they want them.

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