Archangel1 (Little Upsilon)
| Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 01:36 pm |
Wow, actually I think it is exactly the opposite. The US presidental election, particularly this last one, are almost exactly what the Founding Fathers feared, namely mob rule. (I say this because the incomming data from this last election is indicating that the knowledge of the voters about issues and candidates is the absolute least it has ever been. Of course, people in general in the US are, I think, stupider than ever, so maybe its not just about politics.) It has been my contention for almost 15 years now that the single biggest problem in the US is the fact that it essentially has only two parties. As much as they squabble, those two parties have passed laws and regulations that make it almost impossible for any third parties to grow. The fact that those third parties are indeed growing just goes to show how bad the current two parties are doing.
Would you please enlighten me a bit on how and which parlimentary elections you are talking? My understanding of the UK parliments is that the number of seats awarded a party pretty much follows the breakdown of the percentage of votes recieved nationally? Even if that is not how the seats are actually assigned, that is the end result?