Today in Australia, I voted in the federal election. Entering the community centre near my home, I was bombarded by Liberal and Labor people handing me flyers. Then I voted the socialist party, in hope that by luck, some one like me would also vote for them. But then later I learnt that the third partys or independents give there votes away to try to influence policy and procedure. And they live off the two-party sytem.
Why do voters accept as the ultimate in political freedom a binary option they would surely protest as consumers? – Lisa Jane Disch, 2002
The defination of a two-party system is where two major political parties dominate politics within a goverment. With one of the two holds a majority in the legislature. While third partys rarely win any seats in the legislature. These third partys can be built around a particular ideology or interest group, split off from one of the major parties or focused on a charismatic individual. This system encourages voter apathy since there is a perception of fewer choices. Which makes the third partys ideas and values scary compared to what they have seen in politics on tv.
The Australian government and most other authority in the world are ran in a two party system. These two major political partys control many goverments and only contribute to maintaining the status quo. We could be achieving so much more then are doing. But privatized companys and lobbyists highly influence goverments and policys. With a monatary system, money is all the power you need, epically in a two party system. There are many examples of greed and corruption through goverment and monetary systems connected with it. As how in America, it is a fact that Hillary Cliton is payed millions by funraisers from the richs people in America. Which are mainly owners of companys.
Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts. – Eugene McCarthy
Every generation should have a different type of system in there life time. A government that puts the people first. While we argue about trivial things such as irellevant ideas and values, equality, racism, and more, we could be making progress way beyond the status quo. I do not belive in a two party system that does not make a impact into the world as much as the ideas and values of a third party would. We need siginificant change soon in our goverments and nations. Propaganda and distractions blind us, truth and facts will get us ever closer to the way of live that we all deserve.