Pol 110 week 5 discussion
This two-party system can also lead to party loyalty. Members feel obliged to support their parties’ policies and positions, even when they don’t agree with them. This can mean that citizens’ needs and concerns become secondary to partisan politics, making it more difficult for meaningful change to occur at a national level . Furthermore , it reinforces an “us vs them” mentality between opposing parties which further divides us instead uniting us .
Americans must be exposed to different viewpoints in order to understand the context of decisions by each side. Additionally , increasing opportunities alternative representation (e.g., nonpartisan elections ranked choice voting) would provide more choices break cycle traditional partisan politics and help ensure everyone’s voice is heard equally.