I think we can agree that by "two party system" we mean that there are two dominant schools of thought in one society which result, in a free society, as two dominant political parties. I am saying that that is always the case no matter how the political parties are arranged.
There is no true third party.....nor is there ever just one party.
If you believe this, then it's you that is naive, not me.
We have a one party system right now.
Carroll Quigley, Georgetown University professor of Bill Clinton, expressed it best.
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy”
This has been the aim for some time now and they have achieved it I believe.
Bush was a failure and Obama promised "Change". What has been changed? Nothing. A few tweaks maybe here or there. Auto companies get bailouts instead of banks and insurance companies, but where is the radical shift one would expect from alleged diametrically opposed parties?
More inflation, more spending higher deficits. Same wars, same problems.
Where is the change? If we have two parties, shouldn't we be moving in the opposite direction?