The governing system in the United States is flawed. The largest aggravating factor and roadblock against America's collective progress is our two party political system. Even one of our most cherished national heros and first president, George Washington, denounced parties to be a horrid threat to the republic. With only two main options presented to voters, the essence of our multifaceted, complex country is boiled down into something more like a game with one side winning and one side losing. As politicians compete for political points or goals scored, the real meat of democracy and governance is lost and deep complex issues are boiled down into a binary; weather to agree with the red team or the blue team, assuring almost completely that nothing of true value gets accomplished. This oversimplification of our country's greatest asset, democracy, is a serious dilemna. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." The two party political system in the United States only serves to polarize our country further and make compromise more difficult; therefore, a total overhaul of our political party system is in order.
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