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Donald Baker
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Seeing as how Democrats try to subvert the Constitution wherever they can, and RINOS do little to stop them, would we be better off with a parliamentarian system where coalitions of smaller political parties have to form?  So say Democrats would have to buddy up with a Green Party or Socialist Party for example, to form a government.  Meanwhile the RINOS would cozy up to the  Libertarian Party and The John Birch Society Party (say one existed).  Or are we better off sticking with the losers we have?  Discuss....

 

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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Wouldn't that just have the effect of emphasizing fringe voices (e.g. the Socialist Party)?

Also, don't we already effectively have that, but on an individual level?  In other words, members of Congress have to "buddy up" with different wings of their party in order to get legislation passed.....so is there that much difference?


   
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Donald Baker
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Well the big difference would be at the executive level.  Prime Ministers would replace presidents and could be ousted from power at any time.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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I don't know enough about how it works, but when I did a bit of searching, it seemed like it lacked the separation of powers concept that is quite vital in the American system.  I believe this would mean that legislation could be pushed through by one party more quickly than in the U.S.  One of the nice things about the U.S. government (even if it's criticized at times) is that the process of creating laws is a slow one.  Would you want to speed this up?  Of course it sounds wonderful if your party is in power, but seems ripe for danger if there are bad politicians in power.


   
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Presidents now have line item veto and more freedom to enact executive orders.  Prime Minister's have more power but if they abuse their power elections can be called immediately to challenge them.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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Posted by: @donaldbaker

Presidents now have line item veto and more freedom to enact executive orders.  Prime Minister's have more power but if they abuse their power elections can be called immediately to challenge them.

Say what?  Not sure if you meant something else, but the line item veto has been unconstitutional for a while.  This slows the pace of government. 

Think about it this way - do you have faith that government will do the right thing?  Or fear that the government will do the wrong thing?  I think I'd be inclined to go for the government that can do less damage than the one that can do faster, greater things.


   
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I think I am beginning to value a system that would dilute the influence of the two remaining parties.  Whatever that system needs to be.

Even if Trump were to be revealed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's still better than the last four presidents we've had.


   
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Let's say that you did something really drastic, such as criminalizing both the Democratic Party and Republican Party.  This would mean politicians would need to start from scratch and rebrand themselves, and it would really be interesting to see what happens immediately thereafter.  But would it solve the problem you're raising?  In other words, are the problems really with the two-party dominance, or with the people within those parties?


   
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It might work with people on the Right, which is why I think many are turning Independent or Libertarian,  but Leftists are all about group think. 


   
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