Re: Poor sand people >':
I dislike the two party system in the US. Much like what we have now between the republican and democrats. You end up with parties that are mere polar opposites. Which A)makes it hard to find needed moderation, and where B)people get caught up in antiquated ideologies behind their party instead of focusing on current issues being actually faced.
What we have now with our two parties is, one which is willing to take provocative action but based off close minded ideals. The other is full of good ideas, but lacks the backbone to enact any of them. This is why I am an independent. Because even though I may agree with bits and pieces of either side. Neither side even remotely offers what I consider to be the core values I see to be necessary.
As far as checks and balances. Are you talking about when they hold different respective branches?
Because there is no real checks or balance between them. They are separate entities, with no authority over each other. It is not always the case that each branch will be controlled by different parties, and even when it is the case its far less a separation of power imo, and simply serves to disseminate meaningful motions into an unneeded adversarial system.
Last edited by Axiom; 02-05-2011 at 10:51 AM.