My proposal to make this world a better place is simple and to the point. We as a country should eliminate political parties together all together. Why I think this will work is that it will help the most qualified individuals rise to the top within politics.
Think about all the damage parties do. Not only do they polarize the country (who’s ready to jump off a cliff) but they manipulate the parties for office. Think about it. To begin with to even get to a general election officials have to compete in primaries. During these events every person is trying to either outdemocrat or outrepublican their opposition. This can take someone who was a centrist and force them to go to either one extreme or the other (because who really votes in primaries…people who are staunchly on one side or the other.) Therefore by the time officials move to the general election we either get the crazies or good candidates become crazies.
Instead, if there were no parties then we could simply vote on people based on merit. Instead of pandering to the “right” or “left” people could simply say what they believe in and stick too it. This would help get the most qualified people into office as well as have much more centrist politicians (if there is such a thing).
Overall I think its miserable living in the political climate we are in and believe that the two-party system is at the root of it. Lets get rid of it and see what happens…it certainly can’t be any worse than it is now.