The issues facing our country are more complicated than a Coke-vs-Pepsi debate and will require better representation to solve. I believe the inadequacy of the two-party system has not only led to the great dissatisfaction many people have with our legislature, but it is downright damaging to our country. It stifles debate and innovation, gives unfair and undeserved power to the majority party, and has left our government deadlocked and unable to respond effectively to the nation's needs. The founding fathers were very careful to lay the foundation for a government where power would be divided and each division would keep the others in check. There's a reason there are three branches of government instead of two: it's much more difficult for one of three divisions to gain a majority of the power. It's quite easy, however, for one of two divisions to tip the scales in its favor. [Continued in next post]