What would the United States Do?

In our state position paper we were asked whether our state would benefit from 1 leader, absolute or democratic, or 2 leaders. Most, I am guessing, immediately said 1 democratic would be the most practical and effective for their state. Interestingly enough, Afghanistan is currently deciding whether to have a run off or have the 2 prominent leaders of the two major parties hold office. Would this be good, I have no idea. I originally said absolutely not because it is difficult for two leaders to agree and accomplish tasks effectively; however, with the great divide pertaining to religion in Afghanistan, it is a different situation than in America. Personally, I would like to see a runoff election to ensure there were not tainted election results, and then see how close the two candidates are. If they are extremely close, I would have to consider having 2 leaders to prevent violence from breaking out again. It is fascinating how in the Middle East religion is such a major part of choosing a political candidate, whereas in the United States it tends to carry much less magnitude. I think it is very interesting to think, if the United States had an election and the public protested like they did in Afghanistan, would there be a runoff or would we keep the elected official? Let’s hope we don’t find out.

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~ by lhipple on October 15, 2009.

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