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It seems that our politicians vote by party lines and not by their constituents or even their own opinions. Do you think our country would be better if we did not have political parties?
The thing is that political parties make it easier for people, and help to get someone to represent the two different sides of a 'democratic republic.' If we didn't have parties we'd have a primary with thousands of applicants, and those who won that would be 30 entirely independent people on the final ballot. It also would make it so that only the RITCHEST RITCH could afford a campaign, where parties tend to help back people who may not be super affluent.
While it would be nice, people just would't have time to read up on every single independent applicant at the primary, and I have a feeling we'd end up with the final voting be on the people with the neatest name/who were at the top of the list.