There is a debate over whether political parties are needed for the proper functioning of government. A new perspective by Peter K. Hull and published in NBC 10 Boston uses 2 examples to show that Government without political parties can work . Here is an excerpt:
Three hundred years ago, humanity’s most prevalent form of government was absolute power. Kings, sultants and emperors were free. Those they ruled over, the people, were not. As civilization became more educated, people began demanding a voice.
Democracy decentralized authority and gave people a say in their governance. But as rulers became representatives, they learned they could recentralize their power by forming political parties.
For example, there are 535 members of the U.S. Congress. But rather than 535 voices, there are just two loud ones: the Republican and Democratic Parties.
Read the full article here.