Thursday, July 3, 2014

The problem with political parties

The problem with political parties is that people sometimes vote for candidates on the basis of their party affiliation rather than on their individual merits. Additionally, established parties can act in concert to keep new political parties from gaining any real power thereby stifling dissent and new ideas.

Banning political parties is hardly the answer for this would force alliances between members underground where they would be harder to scrutinize.

The answer lies in having an intelligent and informed electorate with the degree of perception required to determine the value or otherwise of individual candidates and the ability to vote on this perception rather than following a blind allegiance to a political party.

Sharka Todd

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