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ckrob 3 years 50 weeks ago

Political Parties are nowhere in the Constitution so be careful of their claims to various rights in the political process.

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Luis_L. 3 years 49 weeks ago

You are correct. Parties are businesses in. the sense that their purpose is to produce a product, ie. electing representatives, passing legislation and furthering the interests of their constituents. They do this by raising money, advertising and getting people to vote. There is nothing noble or democratic about their work other than sheer pragmatism. Like many businesses they can do some good but they can also be bought, sold and subject to hostile takeovers.

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