Politics And The United States Government

1578 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
When it comes to the topic of political parties such as Democrats and Republicans, most of our country will readily agree that they continue to dominate the United States Government. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of which political party suits the country best. Throughout the media, internet, and the general public, there are constant debates on which party should be in control of the U.S. There is no actual answer to that question. Politics have a huge grip on the nation, even going as far as hiring journalist that are right winged or left winged in hopes of getting the reader to side with them. Democrats and Republicans are two different parties with different views on just about everything when it comes to politics and running the United States. So some may wonder, well what is a political party in the first place and why does it matter which one to join? Well according to “We The People”, an American politics book written by Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J. Tolbert, and Robert J. Spitzer, their definition of a political party states, “Political parties, like interest groups, are organized groups that attempt to influence the government by electing their members to government offices.”(Ginsberg, 201). The reason these organized groups we call political parties want their members in government offices, is so that they can dominate whatever decision needs to be made in Government. Interest groups are similar,…
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