The fact that I don't have a degree has nothing to do with anything. You're pretty much making the same argument Mr. Outstanding made. In fact, there are a lot of similarities between you two...
It is kind of funny that you are explaining this to a history major, like you know better than me. I love being told that everything my doctorate professors have taught me is wrong, as explained by a High School Senior. Please, show me all your dissertations and degrees. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM.
You bring up coalitions. Coalitions are all well and good. It shows pragmatism and cooperation and bipartisanship, 3 very important things to a healthy political culture that actually gets shit done. I'll give you 3 chances to guess 3 things that the American political sphere completely lacks.
Britain also has a different way of electing their executive. In fact, the Brits don't elect their executives at all. They select the Parliament and the majority group selects who they want as their Prime Minister. It helps their pragmatism and effectiveness of the government.
France is in no way leaning towards a Dominant Party system. Yeah, UMP is the dominant conservative party, but they are centrist as shit. They're liberal tradition is so strong that the current President is the first liberal (by French standards) since 1995. Almost 20 years. That's a pretty good tradition, they totally should eliminate the UMP.
Your example with Germany. Something you should learn about with history. Never make general statements. Every chancellor has literally been from either the Social Democrats or Christian Democratic Union? You sure? You ever hear of a guy named *uncreative*? Now, I may or may not have just spent 5 weeks learning about him, his 'myth' (don't worry about that one, that's for history majors), and the things he did. With that knowledge, I'm going to flatly say that no, he was not part of the Social Democrats (he hated those mother *vulgarity*ers) or the Christian Union (he hated the Church too). Coalitions are huge in Germany. The SPD have a long standing coalition with the Green party and the CDU has a long standing coalition with the Liberal party. Want to know what that means? It means the parties are working together. Do the US parties work together? LOLZ. No.
There will always be a conservative and liberal party, you are correct in that so much as there will always be a conservative and liberal ideology. The only thing is is there are centrist ideologies. There are moderates. The current US system gives them no place. People that like Gary Johnson, they have no hope. People that like Ron Paul, no hope. People in France, Britain, Germany, they might not see their Gary Johnsons or their Ron Pauls in office, but they at least have a hope that their voice will be heard and taken into account.
Also, Britain has been doing pretty damn well with an unwritten constitution. Yeah, they have the Magna Carta and shit, but they were smart enough to realize that some documents can be outdated. What a novel idea.
Wow, you must be really, REALLY stupid. Like, flat out, I have no idea how someone could misunderstand the concept of a coalition between political parties like you just did. I don't know how I can dumb this down much farther, but here goes. First of all, a coalition between political parties happens between like minded parties, liberal parties and conservative parties, a coalition between the Republican party and the Democratic Party is literally the exact opposite of what I was talking about. Second of all, the very idea of a coalition between the Republican and Democratic Party makes no sense. You want one huge, radically divergent party? Third of all, having bipartisanship between two parties has nothing to do with a multi party system in any way shape or form.
What does this have to do with the fact that Britain has essentially a two party system? And no, that would be horrible in our government. If the President was selected by the House or Senate, then whatever party that has a majority in the Legislative Branch, would also have the Executive Branch. Yes, that's a great way to maintain separation of powers and bipartisanship...
Are you stupid, or just ridiculously misinformed? In June, France's Socialist Party won a supermajority in legislative elections capable of amending the French Constitution and enabling the immediate enactment of the promised reforms. They literally have ABSOLUTE control of the government. My point stands, that France has a 2 party system, leaning now towards a Dominant-Party System.
First of all, *uncreative* wasn't a chancellor you retard. Chancellors, along with the current political system, were established in 1949, and since then, every single chancellor has been part of those two parties. You still don't understand the concept of coalitions. The coalitions happen between LIKE-FREAKING-MINDED parties. How can you be so stupid as to compare the pairing between the SDP and the Green Party with a "coalition" between Republicans and Democrats? Damn, either you're school sucks, or you must be failing all of your classes. Using that example, the equivalent example is that there should be a coalition between the Democratic Party and the US Green Party... Oh wait... There is.
And that's a fault of the two party system? No, it's not, there have been, and are, plenty of moderates in both parties in the legislative branch, there have been a number of moderate presidents. If the people vote for uncompromising politicians, uncompromising politicians is what they get. That's why the Tea Party still exists. If there's a conservative well minded candidate running against a crazy far right/left wing, and the crazy guy wins, is it a fault of the 2 party system or the people voting? In case you didn't realize, the US is a democracy, for the most part, the people in office are a reflection of who the majority of people want to be in office.
And the people who wrote the Constitution didn't? Oh, so that's why literally every single part of the Constitution can be amended except two things ,one of those being completely outdated and irrelevant, so actually one thing. Genius.