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Reasons Why We Have Two Political Partes And Why We Need Them

Reader comment on item: Profs Who Hate America

Submitted by John Nelms (United States), Feb 4, 2005 at 02:00

One of the most important concepts and most difficult of initiatives is that of balance. Finding, capturing, and maintaining balance is a pursuit man has endeavored to fulfill for centuries and continues to seek and shape to this day. It is evident in a variety of philosophies, professions, and even religions as a means of continuity and stability. In science and mathematics, balance is found anywhere there is a written equation. In sports, an equal measure of offense and defense quite often results in a victory. And, of course, we've all heard of the benefits of maintaining a 'balanced diet' for good health. Why is it then that many of us do not subscribe to the idea of an equal balance in politics?

Listed below are some general characteristics and positions which most American political candidates campaign on to get elected and employ once elected.


Pro-Life Pro-Choice
Orthodoxy Open Minded
Less Government Less Guns
Instinct Intellect
Tax-Free Tax-Forward
Innvocation Integration
Cautious Curious
Institutional Individual
Anithetical Analytical
N.O.R.A.D. N.A.A.C.P
Seekers Searchers

Notice the anagrams in both columns spell "POLITICIANS".

In a true republic with a true democracy as its system of governance, it's important that all voices are heard and all positions are represented. Not just the majority. There are times when republicans should have a little extra pull and there are times when democrats should have it. This should be obvious even to the layman. If this weren't true, one of these two parties would have been eliminated by now.

So, the next time you go to the polls remember this: Both platforms require politicians to apply its philosophy. Choose the lesser of two evils!

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