Is the two party system limiting our ability to have civilized discussions about policies that affect us all? It seems to me that there are about 350 million different opinions(in the u.s) on any subject going on in politics today, and by trying to confine them to two differnet philosophies seems to be undermining our discussions. People( i'm also guilty of this from time to time) seem to lump all Democrtats or all Republicans together, and by doing that people get easily offended. Not all Dems believe the same thing, just as not all Republicans believe the same thing. Would we have better luck if we all just considered ourselves belonging to the american party, and then concentrated on the policies themseves? We seem unable to seperate the policies from the party, just because a Democrat or Rebublican policy maker chose a certain path that path is assumed to be a policy of that party, even though the policy goes directly against the core beliefs of the party. For example Hoover abandoned conservative principles, then FDR came along and followed the same path, how could republicans argue, they were instituted during their presidency. It seems similar today how can we blame obama when bush did the same thing. But it really doesnt matter who instituted it, it only matters if the policy is right or wrong, or better stated benificial or non-benificial. What do you think time to get rid of the 2 party system?