The country is broken. In recent years, everything has been divided across partisan lines, and no matter which side you stand on, one thought is common: The other side is wrong and a threat to the US.
Both major parties constantly demonize and berate the other, they are represented for their specific policies and nothing more. There is no creativity, no variety, either you chose the donkey or the elephant. A simple system for a simple people.
In some other countries their are lots of parties each with their own unique goals and policies. Although this certainly adds to the complexity of the system, it overall produces a more robust and specific set of political ideas and motives, which means that here can be better policies created and examined from more angles.
The founding fathers feared a two party system:
John Adams "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."
George Washington "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty"
Today we see this despotism in full swing, exactly as the founding fathers feared. It is therefore that I argue that perhaps the best way to fix the country would be to break up the two major parties into many smaller ones, although accomplishing this would be no easy task.
Despite this there are already many indicators of obvious fractures in both parties. The DNC for example is relatively split between the far left socialist types and the more moderate traditional Democrats. The GOP of course is split between populists and traditional conservatives, with many ties to the libertarian party.
This is my opinion for what goals we might set to better the US for future generations.
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Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root.
Through a long process of evolution this life developed into the human race.
Humans conquered fire, built complex societies and advanced technology .
All of that so we can argue about nothing.