Caineach wrote:This chart should be a required high school class unto itself.Oops_I_Crit_My_Pants wrote:Other countries have different voting systems allowing 3rd parties to be viable. We have a strict runnoff, which means that it is always in your interest to have as few ideologically similar candidates as possible.
3rd parties are totally viable as dozens of foreign countries have already proven. Enough with the fear-mongering because all these parties trying to do is prop up this broken binary party system.
These two establishment parties are just trying to lock people into believing that if you don't cast a vote for the big two that your somehow wasting your vote or empowering the "other party".
Standard fear mongering rhetoric that ensures nothing changes and power stays exactly where its at (with the big 2 parties). It's a broken system that only exists to maintain the status quo of existing power.
The only way to beat the game is not to play it. And don't try and say these two candidates aren't the establishment status quo.
Actually economics and personal finance should be required. Its amazing that the states allow people to leave high school with such a poor understanding of money, taxes, credit cards, retirement savings, debt, interest rates, monetary policy, or just how to balance a check book.
They might actually become educated voters then and not be totally manipulated by both parties harping on the social emotional issues.