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Should America abandon the two-party system?

Many Americans are disgusted with the two-party system and say there's no real difference between Republicans and Democrats. Both parties take millions from wealthy corporate donors and can't get anything done. But others argue that on issues like abortion, health care, the environment, civil liberties and the social safety net, the two parties are nothing alike. And while the two-party system isn't perfect, it's actually better than most alternatives. What do you think?

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Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are deeply unpopular, and many Americans feel we may be nearing the end of the two-party system. If 2016 taught us nothing else, it should be that most Americans weren't satisfied with either presidential candidate, which is why more attention was paid to third-party options. Alex Gallo argues in The Hill that the two-party system is on its deathbed and it's time to pull the plug.

Our static two-party system does not meet the needs and varying worldviews of our country today. We must have new ideas injected into our politics, and we need a genuine focus on governance. 
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Or maybe we should just get rid of political parties altogether and force people to run on the issues?

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But others argue Americans have mistakenly romanticized other political systems without actually considering the realities of abandoning our system. There will never be a party that you agree with 100 percent. Politics is about building coalitions with people who share views similar, not identical, to your own. Multi-party systems tend to hurt liberals, who divide into multiple factions while conservatives have an easier time sticking together. 

Plus, 2016 brought us the most embarrassing third-party candidates this country has seen in a while. Have we forgotten about Gary "Where is Aleppo?" Johnson and anti-vaxxer Jill Stein? More options can't possibly be better if they aren't remotely viable.

We often hear people bemoaning the control that our two-party system holds over our government. “It’s a duopoly!” they say. “We need to be like Europe and offer voters more options!”
But that’s not a realistic understanding of how democracy works. You need institutional infrastructure in order to run a government. And it’s not just about gathering the resources needed to take the White House. You also need strong, broad parties to organize a political majority and to legislate.
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You don't have to love either party, you just need to align yourself with those doing the most good. Even high-profile Republican Steve Schmidt understands the only feasible way to make a difference in American politics is to align yourself with either the Democrats or the Republicans. Going Independent or third party does nothing to solve real-world problems.

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Politics
Should America abandon the two-party system?
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#WeNeedMoreParties
#TwoPartyIsBest