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Published: Sunday, Jan. 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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E Sam
Provo, UT

I certainly share your disgust with the antics of both parties. Not sure a name change would accomplish much.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Great letter.

Partisan politics, pushed by the parties and embraced by more than half this country will be our downfall.

We put parties ahead of country.

Ask yourself this. "When the "other" party pushes an idea, is my first inclination to find fault with it?"

Be honest. That is the true mark of a partisan, who puts party over country.

ECR
Burke, VA

Excellent thoughts Keauna. Thank you for writing.

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

Keauna - It is not the name (party) that is the problem. It is a group that persists in implementing policies that thwart the economy, leading to mutually assured poverty for everyone in the country, that is the reason for the divide. Call it any name you want, but the divide is over whether we live as responsible individuals and families, or whether we live communally. Those of us who remember the USSR and it's terrible conditions can't imagine why we want to move in that direction.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The problem with our political parties is that they are just two opposing sets of businessmen. The only argument between them is how to best rob the people of America. Until the general population can get control of government the people will just remain in their role as cattle.

A possible solution would be to stop business from controlling our elections and our government. Do away with political parties in favor of individual qualifications and stop political campaigns.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

Well Keauna, our government is structured to create checks and balances. With that, you're almost always gonna have divergences, discussions, and debates on the issues. That's what it's all about. Sometimes the debates get a little heated but agreements usually occur and they get the job done. If there's no agreement then we likely don't need whatever they are disagreeing over.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

How can you expect Republicans to get along with Democrats [or any one else,
When Republicans can't even get along with other Republicans?

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Great letter. Read Washington's Farewell Address. He warned us that parties would be very bad for us. Doesn't matter which, doesn't matter why, they are just not good for us.

Curmudgeon
Salt Lake City, UT

Well, this is an interesting twist on Lincoln's speech, which was given upon his nomination as the Republican candidate for the Senate in 1858. It had nothing to do with divisions between political parties, but rather referred to the slave issue that was dividing the country between northern and southern states, as the context makes clear.

Also note that Lincoln was merely quoting or paraphrasing Jesus, who also was not talking directly about political parties. (See Matt. 12:25; Mark 3:25; Luke 4:17)

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The tea party is the problem.

homebrew
South Jordan, UT

When our current president was elected, back in Nov. 2008, the republican party leaders met on the very next day to discuss how to obstruct everything he would try to do. One of their so called leaders stated their #1 agenda was to make him a 1 term president. This, after their party had destroyed the economy and created massive debt, after inheriting a balanced budget from the Clinton administration.The problem in our pollitical system is money. We need to restore Government to the people, and get money and businesses out of it!The current congress is full of millionaires, who are only beholding to the biggest campaign doners. We still have the power to get rid of these people. Its called the vote. The trouble is, is that each state thinks the other states congressmen are the problem, not theirs, and we keep getting the same people with the same worn out ideas(AKA HATCH) back in washington. The people in congress, and diapers, should be changed often, both for the very same reason!

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