Parliamentary systems are not the answer. Indeed history shows they often lead to weak divided and unstable governments. They put power in the hands of minor parties who demand outsize influence to join a shaky coalition. Different ministries are put under the control of different parties, and so the government becomes incoherent, corrupt, and laden with even more party hacks than in the US. The Executive function is hamstrung under parliamentary systems: they are ill-designed to produce a leader and often they don’t. Italy has cycled through numerous governments. Israel is now on its third election under a parliamentary system and people there look on the US Presidential election process as a solution. The US Founders saw the laws of the British Parliamentary system and designed the US Constitution to fix flaws in the parliamentary approach. The US system is much better at producing a winner with significant support across the country. It has had more coherent governments. Control by one elected Executive increases accountability. The US system has stood the test of time. Why exactly does it need to be changed in favor of another approach that has failed numerous times in dozens of countries?

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