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Wayne Coady

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I feel it is time to get rid of political parties.

Political Party's are nothing more than vehicles used to hijack what should be the people system of governing. So maybe it is time to start electing independent candidates whom are free of the party shackles.

It is time we elect candidates who will represent the constituencies , not some gang that control a political party to use for "their" benefit. I feel that these independent canditades sign an agreement to work on behalf of the constituency and if the candidate breaks trust , then they can be recalled.

Maybe it is time the voter / taxpayer had control , not these gangs known as political party's.


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    Mar 16 2013: I believe that political parties are somewhat inevitable.
    We can get rid for now, but people will always gain a following that will lead to a support structure/ shared ideology (for example, independents are now forming unofficial parties for this very reason).

    Whats more important is to create a variety of parties that allow for more variation, get money out of election campaigns and focus on trying to remove the two-party hold that most countries have at present.
    The two main parties clearly don't have our interests or represent anyone besides the wealthy and old white males, we need to diversify the platform so people can once again see candidates who actually want to fix the issues.

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