All the president’s horses and all the president’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.

What need have we of bi-partisan systems if this is what it produces? Let’s look at party motives — fear and greed or love, caring and compassion?

Are we afraid of the fictitious threat that without a party system we would be easily overtaken by evil foreigners who want to hurt us. That’s absurd. It may have been true in the 1700s or before telecommunications, but not now.

Can we just outlaw all party systems? Have one party — the People Party, the one that’s so fed up it’s members don’t even vote.

What would change with a no-party system? No need for expensive primaries. Wow! Other countries don’t have them.

Let’s just outlaw campaigning, too, and give each candidate equal tax dollars to bring their message and give them equal time. Cancel retirements and limit all incumbents to two terms.

Today, campaigning dictates a sad way of life for candidates. Large sums of money are raised for campaign advertising, and most of it is just litter after election day.

One legislative house could be the answer. It works in Nebraska. Has the two-party system given us the big Humpty Dumpty egg? Risking collapse of worldwide economies? Reckless.

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