Political Parties Questions
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- Would America's political process be better without political parties?
- Could government function without them?
- Were the Constitution's framers naïve or wise in their opposition to political parties?
- What is the future of the political party?
- Will they serve in the twenty-first century as they did in the nineteenth and twentieth?
- What does the candidacy of Ross Perot suggest about the future of minor parties and independent candidates?
- What does the election of Barack Obama suggest about the future of the Democratic and Republican Parties?
- Should the government exercise more or less control over political parties?
- Are the contribution and spending limits appropriate?
- Do you agree with the ruling in Buckley v. Valeo?
- What patterns do you see in the history of America's political parties?
- Do certain philosophies or issues persist even as the parties change?
- Do you see any similarities between today's major parties and the parties of the first party system?
- Is the Republican Party still the party of Lincoln? Is the Democratic Party still the party of Jackson?
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