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The Two Party Problem

How did we get here?

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.”   Learn more…

The System at Large

If you don’t support each and every thing a party believes in, you shouldn’t be a member of that party. Why? Because, at the end of the day, the politicians that belong to party have to toe their party line or risk losing important funds for re-election, risk not getting committee appointments, lose the support of their other colleagues, or worse, be punished at the polls for pragmatism, independence, and compromise.    Learn More…

Special Interests

Next come the special interests. Both parties are an amalgamation of different, highly dogmatic, specific, and specialized interests. More often than not, those interests are not shared by other members of the same party. Learn More…

Partisan Gridlock

So, what’s the deal with partisan gridlock? Politicians so hamstrung by their own parties that they can’t reach across the aisle and cooperate with their colleagues on the other ‘team.’ Our entire system has devolved into an “Us vs. Them” paradigm. Again, why? Learn More…