Argument: One-party rule leads to corruption

Issue Report: Divided government vs. one-party rule


Michael Merritt. “The Case For Divided Government”. PoliGazette. July 8th, 2008. – “So why is having unified government so bad? Well, for starters, it leads to all sorts of corruption. You only need to look at the Jack Abramoff, Tom Delay and Mark Foley scandals to see what can happen when politicians get too comfortable with their own power. … As well as scandals in Congress, scandals in the executive branch can also go unchecked with unified government. Just look at the U.S. Attorney scandal, treatment of enemy combatants, and others.”