The Responsible Party Model

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The fifth part of the Responsible Party model is that the legislature is organized along party lines. This can be seen in the Congress here in America or in the Parliaments overseas. One good example of the legislature being organized along party lines is the current U.S. House of Representatives and the Speakership debacle. John Boehner, the Speaker of the House since 2011, decided that he would resign while in the middle of his term. So certainly the next step is who will replace him. While a reasonable person may think that they would pick the most qualified, it does not work that way. Because the speakership is decided by the members of the house, they person picked is typically a member of the majority party. So some decisions by the
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