I agree with Kelly D. and her article “America’s Problem.” If politicians stopped worrying about pleasing their parties and started worrying about what was best for the American people, we would be much better off. If we didn’t make such a big deal out of political parties, then we could stop seeing the good of the party we support and the bad of the other, and look at the good aspects of both to see how to improve America and the lives of her citizens. As it is, I don’t think we have much hope of changing because many people’s beliefs are held so firmly. I hope we can learn to overcome our differences and work for a better tomorrow.
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