This is from Mark Steyn: Looking for an Argument in which the point he makes is that in the American system politicians are never forced to debate.
So now we’re told that we all have to rush to Georgia for two months to focus on the run-off election because those two GOP Senate candidates are the only things that stand in the way of Biden-Harris ramming the Green New Deal down your gullet, and giving statehood to DC and Puerto Rico, thus greatly diminishing Susan Collins’ importance in Senate arithmetic now and forever.
Maybe. But it really would be nice if these guys would make an argument for something once in a while, instead of just saying we’re the fellows to block the other fellows. I mean, we’ve been here before even within the shriveled perspective of political memory: A decade ago we were told we had to back Republicans because they’re opposed to Obamacare. They raised a zillion dollars, saved their seats, won total control in 2016 …and had no plan.
He’s right. We make our politicians debate all the time. Not that it makes all that much difference but it does make some. It also helps that there is always a Leader of the Opposition whose job it is to point out the flaws in what the government is doing. In the US, they just leave that to Twitter and Facebook.