Only two parties. Or no parties at all.
Our founding fathers struggled with the notion of political parties. George Washington warned against their evils in his farewell address. Thomas Jefferson said “If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”
Even if the parties were started with the best of intentions, the problem in today’s world is that the majority of Americans cannot, and would not dream of fully supporting 100% of either party’s platform. In this country, we just don’t fit into those neat boxes. Can you think of a phrase like this that describes yourself?
I like to hunt, but I love the environment.
I own a business, but am also pro-choice.
I am Christian, but belong to a labor union.
I am Gay, but want low taxes.
I believe in strong defense, but don’t mind paying my fair share of taxes.
The list goes on and on, but the fact is, if you don’t support each and every thing a party believes in, you shouldn’t be a member of that party.