Political Parties Advantages

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Political parties are not useful to have at a local government level. Local government exist to provide services and protect property, they are not designed to decide major social policies. If Nanaimo were to be given the task of deciding if our central bank were to go back to using the gold standard to attempt to reduce inflation for the betterment of the poor or other decisions along those lines then it would be useful to elect a party has defined political leanings. Since no city would, and should, ever have to make such decisions, political parties should be out of the question. It simplifies voting, increases diversity, prevents filibustering, and they will not be able to serve their purpose. Once explained those four reasons should be enough to at least give strong support as to why parties are not necessary. The reason why not having political parties on the local level simplifies voting is simple. The voter would not look for a candidate that has a platform that they like and need to make sure that the party that the candidate is affiliated with is agreeable to their political ideal. Without parties the voter would only need to find a …show more content…
When a person runs for office they are likely to join a party. The party helps the candidate and gives the candidate political connections. What is required though is that the candidate conforms to the political leanings of the party. What that can do is affect the candidate’s platform. For example if a park-loving candidate were to join the fictitious Gogo party the candidate would probably have to not run on spending money on parks but have to run on spending money on concert halls. So by not having political parties every candidate can run on whatever idea they think that needs to be addressed instead of being forced to run on policies that fall in-line with the parties. Thus there is the potential to increase diversity of

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