I think that we should get rid of political parties because it seems that nothing but trouble comes from categorizing candidates for any type of office, whether if its president, or your local mayor. I do not affiliate myself with a political party when I vote, and I vote based upon the individual person's beliefs, unfortunately, my beliefs fall on both ends of the political party system For example: - I love trains and think that the US should bring more rail to the US (D) - Bring on a transit tax if it means better levels of service! (D) - I hate abortion (R) - I am alright with people owning guns (R) - I am for gay marriage (D) - I think Bus Rapid Transit, and Light Rail should be explored, and is a viable replacement for crowded freeways (D) - I want the same healthcare that Canada has (D) - I hate how the government created the NSA crap (R) - Illegal aliens shouldn't be allowed in the US (R) - More social programs should be created even if it means higher taxes (D) - Anti corporal punishment (D) - Schools shouldn't get rid of Christmas/ other holiday celebrations, I remember when our school would foster Christmas, rather than now just call it a generic winter holiday, and this was in 1996! (R) This can go on and on, but because people are affiliated with a specific party, people like myself, have to compromise, and the candidates themselves always have ALL republican views or ALL democrat views, in order to appeal to their party, especially here in Arizona. There are some exceptions I realize, but without political parties, then a specific person in the government can say, allow a light rail bill to pass, while still allowing the border to be strengthened. WHAT would one consider what party I would be in? I always thought it was the independent party, but I guess I was wrong.