Thursday, April 30, 2009


These days, a lot of conservatives are complaining that the Republican Party has morphed into a group of RINOS (Republicans In Name Only). As in the past, a lot of those on the right believe that the Republican Party has deserted conservative principles and are saying, "We need a third party!"

Yes, parties other than the Democratic Party and Republican Party participate in our elections and have active members. We note, however, that those other parties garner a small percentage of votes, but sometimes a large enough percentage of the popular vote to result in the election of the party to which the third parties are often most opposed.

Read here the arguments in favor of and in opposition to two-party systems. Please do read these arguments before proceeding to the FEATURED QUESTION at the bottom of this post.

Read here about the 1800 Presidential Election, which led to the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Is today's two-party political system circumventing the practical application of separation of powers and checks and balances?

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posted by Always On Watch @ 4/30/2009 10:00:00 AM