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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 7 2013: Direct Democracy does not have to be difficult to impliment. All that is necessary is secure polling over the internet. Once there is input by a large body of voters, the politicians will have to accept guidance by that expressed will of the poeple. From there, it is small step to thier elimination. As the voters realise that their vote actually has value and effect, many more will participate. In a democracy the voters rule, so lets rule.

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