Pol 110 week 5 discussion
Additionally, this two-party system also creates party loyalty amongst its members as they often feel obligated to follow the lead of their respective parties even if they disagree with certain policies or positions taken by their leaders. 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 .
In order address these issues , Americans need to be educated about different perspectives so they understand context behind decisions made by both sides government . 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.