The Octogenarians

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM, <rmvidaver> wrote:

Hi Claude and Chet

While I’ve taken a “vow of silence” relative to the nation’s current political machinations—it is just too painful to talk about—I do have some visions of an ‘unholy’ future that are worth mentioning and have to do with the US’s overall political structure. We’re relatively unique in having just two parties, historically and in the present. Yes, England and Canada operate with a limited number of parties but most democracies across the world have multiple parties spanning their political spectrum. Germany, France, the Scandinavian countries, even Israel govern themselves thru the coalition of minority parties which are unreliable bed-partners at best and enemies at worst. Everybody has his/her own party advocating strenuously for the particular focus espoused by their group with less concern for development of an overall national policy. One advantage of the American system…

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