What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Two-Party System

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Rough Raft Is the current two-party system we have in the United States the best system for distributing power? The US government, in recent years has proven just how ineffective both the democratic and republican parties have become at getting anything helpful or meaningful accomplished, even when the current situation demands it. But an even bigger problem facing voters is there are no alternatives. The two party system in the United States, combined with the electoral college, have created a system where voters are often forced to choose the best of two evils. The most important question here is what should be done about this problem in our current voting system? Even though the two-party system arguably creates a more stable government than a multi-party system, the two-party system is very unfair. The two-party system contrives an inequitable system where primary parties are afforded significantly larger power, social influence, and consequently crush their third party competitors in every presidential election. The two-party system makes government less democratic, and large power gap between political parties. As opposed to a two party system, a multi-party system creates a much more effective government. In a two party system where only two major parties have any real say in the federal government, each party thinks of…show more content…
Throughout the nation’s history, both parties have been associated with corrupt practices, such as patronage and the awarding of government contracts to insiders of the other party. Such charges are consistently made today. In addition, the parties regularly face criticism for questionable fund-raising practices that effectively place politicians in debt to big contributors. What has happened in every election is that primary candidates usually fall victim to corporate lobbyists who agree to do
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