Winners-Take-All Madness

We have become so deeply divided that each party fights like hell to win the presidential election. Nobody can live with a loss any more. What is at stake is too important for either party to accept defeat. Our elections have become a form of civil war — a war that is fought at the ballot, but a civil war all the same. The winners will rule and the losers will be treated as slaves. And we call ourselves a Nation!

If America was a nation in the past, this is no longer true today. Our two-party system took care of that. Each party accuses the other one of wanting to institute a one-party…