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[–] ChadPUA 4 points 132 points (+136|-4) ago 

There is officially no difference between the two major parties that control and rule this country, whose biggest donors are the same.

Both will fuck over the middle and lower class, and neither cares about your interests.

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[–] revsta 3 points 35 points (+38|-3) ago 

There is really no difference between the Dems and Reps as it is now. This is why the two party system is so destructive and 'bi-partisanship' just ruins politics. We need to dissolve the two party system and impose term limits if we ever want our country back.

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[–] Balrogic 3 points 25 points (+28|-3) ago  (edited ago)

All candidates should be randomly elected, just like a jury duty notice. Can't be any more incompetent than the current bunch and guaranteed to not get the same corruption. A true random selection would give us a fairly representative slice of the national population, too. Inmates should be able to take office too, but if they're in for anything really dangerous they'll have to get an office inside the prison.

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[–] Germanic_Confederate 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

We need term limits and NO parties.

Let candidates stand on their own platform - I say. This is the age of the internet. The only thing we need is officials to give out a list of candidates. They can post youtube videos outlining their platform and will each receive a fixed fee to pay for travel expenses to reach debates. If they don't spend it on travel they give it to w/e charity. If they don't give it to charity then they are automatically disbarred and serve six months jail; no parole

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[–] SexySexySkeletor 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Would term limits be a good thing? Wouldn't that make politicians even more open to bribes if they knew they didn't have to worry about their long term political career? Not that it takes much to bribe them now.

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[–] oedipusaurus_rex ago 

even better, we can change the way that votes are counted to the borda count method (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count), and have one representative for every 30,000 people in the house of representatives, like we were supposed to. I don't care how much money someone has, purchasing that many house members is going to hurt.

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[–] philomath 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Of course there is. Republicans hate minorities and women! Democrats hate the constitution and individuals' rights! Only pay attention to these things. Doesn't that make you mad! The _________ are trying to take over everything and destroy your way of life!

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[–] corkyknightrider ago 

Dont forget guns and drugs!

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[–] bishopolis 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Except I'm not sure where liberty and the pursuit of happiness is specifically against the constitution. I may need help on that one ;-)

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[–] epsilona01 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No, there is a "major" difference. They vocally support different social programs. Because they mean so little to the government financially, and they're a great way to divide the people.

It also gives some veil of legitimacy to they "two party" nonsense that most people eat up. It's telling just how vehemently people react when you try to tell them about this. Just like anyone does when they try to defend something that deep down they know to be false.

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[–] Detry ago 

I wouldn't care to imagine what a Mitt Romney presidency would have been like over 8 years. Yes both parties serve corporate interests but there are differences. Would be nice though if we moved over to IRV method so 3rd party candidates would be viable.