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The Pros And Cons Of A Two-Party System

  • Pro
    • Easier to grasp for populace that becomes quickly overwhelmed when presented with too many chip options at the supermarket

    • Cultivates a fundamentally American ‘us versus them’ mindset

    • Saves precious time that would have been wasted confronting multiple nuanced positions along a spectrum of political ideology

    • You’ll probably get your way every four to eight years

  • Con
    • Unfairly limits the options available to lobbyists

    • Perpetuates false notion that the U.S. government isn’t controlled by a single top-secret, monolithic political organization composed of the world’s most powerful elites

    • Stifles the creativity of political cartoonists who have so much more than elephants and donkeys to give

    • Voter turnout generally higher in single-party dictatorships

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