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Casey Kitchel

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Political parties should be banned in the United States of America.

In George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address, President Washington warned the American people of the dangers political parties pose to the nation's government (that of the United States under the Constitution). Considering the current government's stalemate and the abilities of political parties to “divide a nation”, it seems most evident that he was right in expressing his concerns for the future of this country and for the welfare of its people.

As it appears, elected officials are more concerned with maintaining their own party's control over their rivals rather than serving the interests of the people and opens up the debate on whether political parties should continue to dominate politics in the United States of America at the expense of the American people and at the expense of a functioning government.

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  • Jun 8 2013: Are political parties primarily fund-raising organizations? Do they truly pursue the platforms they espouse every 4 years at their conventions? Really?
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      Jun 9 2013: Did you expect them too?
      • Jun 9 2013: Don't you think we have the right to expect them to stick with the platforms they adopt? If they don't, then what use are their platforms -- other than a deceitful tool to gain votes for re-election?

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