America should adopt a party system that allows more than two parties having a chance at winning, or remove all parties. This means either a non-partisan system or a multi-party system. In George Washington's Farewell Address he warned Americans about the dangers of political parties.
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to …show more content…
Calabrese is one of these people.
In addition, one of the perceived major drawbacks of MMD elections was that one party almost always won all the seats. Thus, as this paper posits below, it was likely that prohibiting MMD’s in 1842 was driven by party partisan politics. (Calabrese)
While it is possible that one party could win every seat in a multi-member district, using this as an argument against multi-member districts is illogical. In a single-member district, one party will win every seat, and there is no way for one party to not win every seat. This is because there is only one seat to win. Others believe that the two party system is the best for America. Lombardo explains one reason why:
Advocates for this type of political party system believe that this promotes centrism, a political position where balance in social equality and hierarchy is encouraged and accepted in certain degrees. Consequently, political parties are motivated to focus on finding common ideologies that will be beneficial to the electorate majority. This will not only lead to political stability but also to economic growth in the future.