Originally Posted by Uppercut
You don't mean to say that it's too easy for politicians to legislate in the American system in comparison to Westminster?
No, only that presidential power is extremely concentrated and is rarely accountable. In a parliamentary system the executive is always answerable to their backbenchers. It is easier to get legislation through but harder to wage war in a parliamentary system.
The scariest thing about US politics though is that voting is not compulsory and it is denied to convicted felons who have served their time. It basically means that high crime areas in the US are never going to get the help that they need.