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  •  Nothing in the Constitution (1+ / 0-)
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    advocates or mandates a two party state.  If you know otherwise, chapter and verse would be appreciated.

    You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

    by Johnny Q on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 05:34:03 PM PDT

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    •  Wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard this (0+ / 0-)

      There is nothing in the NFL playbook that says "If you want to win often in 2012 you better have a good passing game". Yet the league is dominated by passing. There is not rule saying a team cannot run the ball 50 times a game... but not one team does that.

      It is the same thing with the US constitution. If you want to hold power (and that is the point after all) then you had better belong to one of the two big parties.

      If one big party is opposed by two medium-sized parties, the big party will own the White House and both houses of Congress, year after year. That will allow tha big party to fill the SCOTUS. The big party will control all branches of government and the two medium-sized parties will control nothing.

      Until they merge to form a second big party. So they will.

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