One Party Rule: Good or Bad Thing?

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    In spite of republicans having had all three branches tied up under Bush, the 6 years sent out some clear signals of retard characteristics, the waging of wars for profits, corporatism, borrow & spending, cutting social programs. But we did survive under what can only be called a dictatorship. ALL OF THAT ASIDE~~~~~~~~~~~~

    My question is, why is one party rule a bad thing if that is what the American voter decides they want it? And I am assuming one party having complete control of Congress, complete control of the Supreme Court, and complete control of the Presidency.

    It seems to me, even when one party has control, among those in majority are members who would prevent going over the edge on issues, even if there was only 2 Democrats in congress.

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    Our founder's system works. They didn't envision the corruption that we're seeing today.
     
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    The corruption many are just seeing today has been going on of 2-3 decades.
     
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    It can't be corruption if the voters send congress all republicans except for two seats, one Democrat in the house, and one Democrat in the senate. They did envison 2 partys at least, but not the enshrinement of one party control by the voters.
     
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    'RULE' is always a bad thing. That's why the Founding Fathers created the Constitution. Maybe today's pop-culture educated left doesn't understand the difference between "rule" and govern. I never heard a single criticism that democrats "ruled" the US when they had total majority and a socialist president. Maybe the Tea Party should "rule" the education system and then we would have Americans who understood and appreciated the incredible form of government that makes the US the greatest democracy in the world.
     
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    Not 8 years. 6 years.
     
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    Hmmm, maybe you don't understand what I am asking about here? I am not critiquing dude, just asking for thoughts. It is not a question of left knowing what rule is. Try again.
     
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    Yeah, right, 6. And not total control like I am saying. Now go for the question. Good or bad.

    My question is, why is one party rule a bad thing if that is what the American voter decides they want it?
     
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    Depends on the long view or short view.
     
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    A term is 4 years, so in the short view. I don't see people getting terribly upset over 1 party rule if it is a legitimate vote that would deliver it. I am finding it hard to say it is a bad thing, if it is done according to the Constitution and American voters.
     

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