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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States could become a nation in which the dominant party rules for a prolonged period, marginalizes a token opposition and is extremely difficult to dislodge because democracy itself is rigged.
Party loyalty was guaranteed only in the biennial election of the speaker, to give the dominant party formal majority status and perquisites.
The most predictable public-policy result of extended one-party rule would be the completion of the Bush/radical-right project: the dismantling of social investment, regulation, progressive taxation, separation of church and state, racial justice and trade unionism.
www.prospect.org /print-friendly/print/V15/2/kuttner-r.html   (4642 words)

 One party state for Nigeria?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
President Olusegun Obasanjo's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won a majority in both houses of parliament in an April 12 poll, and initial results show Obasanjo is on course for a comfortable re-election, along with most of his party's state governors.
Aborisade, a rights activist, stood for the governorship of Oyo State under the banner of the leftist National Conscience Party, one of 27 formations to have been registered as parties since 1999, when only the PDP, the AD and the ANPP were allowed to stand in an army-run poll.
The 27 parties had to fight a long court battle to win the right to compete at all, and their arrival briefly inspired hope that Nigeria's stale political culture might be revived in time for this year's landmark elections, the first civilian-run polls in 20 years.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/News/0,6119,2-11-1447_1349998,00.html   (713 words)

 Democracy in a one party state (Clyde Summers)
This cartel is the political party of the one-party state.
In the absence of a permanent "opposition party" within the union, opposition to the incumbent leadership is likely to emerge in response to particular issues at different times, and member interest in changing union leadership is therefore likely to be at its highest only shortly before elections.
[*115] The one-party structure of the union requires that the use of union funds be strictly prohibited, but the incumbent's great advantage in raising funds within the union requires that contributions from other sources not be restricted in the absence of compelling need.
www.ipsn.org /court_cases/democracy_in_a_one-party_state_summers.htm   (9921 words)

 RevolutionaryLeft.com -> One-party state - why is it preferable to a multi-party stat
Since the party is divided there would be debate between the various 'sects' (for lack of a better word) would keep the party from being stagnated in a single ideology.
A one party state and democratic centralism would be catalysts of a nation.
The one party state is a an abherration caused largely by isolation from the rest of the world.
www.revolutionaryleft.com /index.php?showtopic=6338   (5103 words)

 One Party State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Center study examined the party voting registrations of faculty and administrators in selected departments at 32 top schools including the entire Ivy League, Amherst, MIT, and UC Berkeley.
At both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, conservative professors are so rare as as to make it probable that the average student graduates without ever taking a class taught by a professor with a conservative outlook.
An examination of the party registrations of college administrators revealed a similar imbalance.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=9647   (483 words)

  : : Welcome to the one-party state
One-party dominated states and hierarchical, command-driven social systems are notorious for their tendency to make disastrous decisions, in the areas of both domestic and foreign policy.
The Republican Party's philosophy and political organizing strategies have been remarkably successful at helping the party achieve and consolidate power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Since the party in power could vary from one election to the next, K Street had to hire top names from both major parties as a way of ensuring access.
www.ballotpaper.org /archives/000458.html   (3004 words)

 Freedom Party International - Consent 14 - June 1991
Jean-Michel Bokamba-Yangouma, who is also a member of the political bureau of the ruling Congolese Labor Party, emphasized that multipartyism had proven dangerous and damaging to the Congolese state in the period leading up to independence, producing violent clashes between different political tendencies.
Meanwhile in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe was rushing headlong to transform Zimbabwe into a "one-party Marxist-Leninist state." When ZANU-PF member of Parliament, Byron Hove, raised an objection to the party's drive toward a one-party state, he was ejected from the congress of delegates to prevent him from voicing his dissenting opinions.
If the aggrieved party refused to accept this, the king was "destooled." The Yoruba, however, remove their ona differently by a process known as kirikiri.
www.freedomparty.org /consent/cons14_1.htm   (3582 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Taiwan moves beyond the one-party state
Following the March 20 reelection of President Chen Shui Bian's Democratic Progressive Party, the losing Nationalist Party, or KMT, behaved as if it were a state even though it has lost such entitlement.
The party state conceptdrew both on Lenin's communism and Hitler's fascism.
The Republic of China established in Nanjing by the KMT in 1928 was never a totalitarian one-party state in the Lenin, Hitler, and Mao Zedong molds.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/05/25/taiwan_moves_beyond_the_one_party_state   (464 words)

 Towards A One Party State
If sixty percent of the people of the United States became radical populists, but only four percent of the people with money were, a radical populist candidate without his own billions would never win office despite the number of people ready to vote for him.
Since more wealthy people are conservative than otherwise, the Democratic party, in order to attract the money it needs, has had to swing to the right, alienating enough of its traditional constituencies to guarantee the startling turn-out for the Greens in 2000.
Without the only valid proof of success--candidates elected to office--third parties always evaporate as their constituents become convinced of the mainstream wisdom that their votes are wasted.
www.spectacle.org /1202/party.html   (1822 words)

 One-Party State: The Republican Monarchy. -- A BuzzFlash Editorial
If the Republican Party weren't so successfully tied into basing the sale of their rule on deceptive Orwellian phrases -- that mean the opposite of what they say -- they would be honest and run on the slogan that most characterizes their anti-democracy government: "Looking Backward."
Yes, looking backward is what the Republican Party does best: looking backward to a nation that is governed by one outlook, one political party, one dynasty.
Call it what you will, but the Republican Party is looking backward to a form of government that is a stranger to democracy.
www.buzzflash.com /editorial/04/09/edi04066.html   (1084 words)

 Nazi Germany - dictatorship
A dictatorship requires one person and one party to be in control of a nation and a climate of fear - this was provided by Himmler's SS.
In fact, 1932 had shown Hitler that there was a possibility that support for the Nazis had peaked as their showing in the November 1932 election had shown.
The leaders from both parties were arrested and their newspapers were shut down.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /Nazi_Germany_dictatorship.htm   (1019 words)

 Robert Kuttner - America as a One-Party State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But by prohibiting floor amendments, DeLay made sure that the bill passed as written by the leadership, and that members were spared the embarrassment (or accountability) of voting against amendments popular with constituents.
It may feel like an eternity, but wall-to-wall one-party government has been in place only since Republicans took control of the Senate briefly during 2001 — they lost it when Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords quit the party that May — and again since January 2003.
In other cases, a state party with a legislative majority — Republicans in Texas today, Democrats in California in 1981 — will redraw district lines that create the maximum number of safe seats for their party.
www.ourfuture.org /onmessage/other_contributors/20040128_kuttner.cfm   (4598 words)

 [CTRL] "One party state? ..."
It is a one-party state, however, with a difference.
As the party of the therapeutic state, it best articulates the debased politics of emotionalism and sentimentality, as symbolised by Blair's constant use of children as a human shield in his Bournemouth speech.
And one might just as easily conclude th at the party is for or against GM foods, depending on whether one listened to the shadow trade and industry secretary or the shadow environment team.
www.mail-archive.com /ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg27566.html   (2446 words)

 The perils of a one-party state
It's not enough for the 65 percent of Californians who are not Republicans to say, "It's their party and they can cry if they want to." No, the problem of a one-party state is a problem for the state as a whole.
As Thomas Jefferson put it, a free democracy depends upon "opposite parties and violent dissensions and discords." The competition of political ideas and adversaries becomes the testing ground for new policies and stronger leaders.
With one party so clearly in command of the $38 billion budget crisis, for example, options not acceptable to that party's major constituencies -- such as labor unions -- do not even make it to the bargaining table.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/06/11/ED225550.DTL   (772 words)

 The One-Party State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Republican National Convention demonstrated that both major parties are committed to building the total state.
The state is all; the individual is of importance only as he contributes to the welfare of the state.”
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea,” commented Georgetown history professor Carroll Quigley, who was both a capable analyst of, and cheerleader for, the drive to create the total state.
www.thenewamerican.com /artman/publish/printer_118.shtml   (1979 words)

 "Welcome to the Machine" by Nicholas Confessore
But unlike legendary Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, who rewarded party functionaries with jobs in the municipal bureaucracy, the GOP is building its machine outside government, among Washington's thousands of trade associations and corporate offices, their tens of thousands of employees, and the hundreds of millions of dollars in political money at their disposal.
When legislators from both parties balked at his initial proposal to offer more generous drug benefits to seniors who left Medicare for private plans, Bush dropped it--but retained incentives to lure seniors into the private market.
But the flip side of the deal is that trade associations and corporations are expected to back the party's initiatives even on occasions when doing so is not in their own best interest.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2003/0307.confessore.html   (5136 words)

 Politics : One Party State: Audu Ogbeh Style
According to newspaper reports, which have not been denied, the PDP National chairman Chief Audu Ogbeh in Port Harcourt recently asked his party members not to be ashamed of being labeled members of a dominant political party which is on the verge of dominating the Nigerian political space.
Yet at another forum eminent members of the PDP have openly boasted that their party (which is less than five years old) is the biggest in Africa, if not in the whole world.
If Japan tolerated a one party state for a long period of time, it is because it has had a prolonged tradition of the Monarchy, where the emperor had suzerainty that was linked to divinity.
www.vanguardngr.com /articles/2002/politics/p320012005.html   (1080 words)

In Syria, of course, Asad was intensively praised.
On the June Ba'th Party Conference there is a yahoo report and an article from al-Thawra: .
Bashar admitted to the poor state of the Syrian economy, according to Middle East Newsline: .
meria.idc.ac.il /research-g/syria.html   (2379 words)

 Star - Our own kind of one-party state
It goes like this: The ANC is talking to the Inkatha Freedom Party, which is talking to the Democratic Alliance, which was in bed with the New National Party, which is now snoozing comfortably in the arms of the ANC.
The ANC was the only party which for decades had economic policies in conflict with the capitalist mainstream.
The party that fought so hard to keep the ANC not only out of power but out of the country is happy to snuggle up to it for survival.
www.thestar.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=225&fArticleId=340817   (1226 words)

 Welcome to the One-Party State
One of the biggest mistakes made by the Democratic Party during the recent election is that, once again, it "misunderestimated" George W. Bush.
Rather than focusing on the big picture ­ the growing power of the conservative movement in the United States ­ much of the liberal rhetoric during the campaign focused on Bush's incompetence, his character flaws and the failings of his administration.
In 2002, the Republican Party won majority control of every branch of the federal government for the first time since 1932: both houses of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Presidency ­ not to mention most state legislatures and governor's offices.
www.commondreams.org /views04/1118-29.htm   (864 words)

 Cella's Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the case of a crime of great magnitude and iniquity committed against a man’s right to life, the state is so constituted as to be authorized to restore the just order of things by taking the life of the transgressor.
Cornell University, in the eight departments tabulated, includes 166 professors registered with parties of the Left and six registered with parties of the Right; the history, sociology, and women’s studies departments all do not have a single professor among them registered with a party of the Right.
The State University of New York at Binghamton, 35 to one.
cellasreview.blogspot.com /2002_08_25_cellasreview_archive.html   (3348 words)

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And, lest we forget, it was the United States that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki — on a country whose navy and air force were destroyed, and which was blockaded by sea and air and essentially defeated at the time.
In 1964, West was called upon to evaluate the 'mental state' of a man by the name of Jack Ruby, at the time being held pending trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Bell - stated: "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind," language that closely mirrored that of Hitler's Mein Kampf.
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 ethics forum: America’s "one-party state"
I was born in a blue State to parents who were from blue states.
The ideological positioning of the congressional parties at the end of the twentieth century could not have looked more different than the parties Wallace observed.
In the race to the ideological poles, the parties left a vast middle sparsely populated.
www.ethics.org.au /ethics_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=778&PN=1   (4848 words)

 British Heading Toward One-Party State
The Gallup survey carried by the top-selling Sun tabloid suggested Blair's Labour Party would romp home on June 7, nearly doubling its majority to 335 in the 659-member House of Commons and slashing the opposition Conservative presence by half to as few as 82 seats.
The poll was published just hours after the Conservatives wheeled out ``Iron Lady'' Margaret Thatcher and went on the offensive over Europe and the euro in a bid to revive their flagging fortunes.
Blair's counter-attack on Europe and the euro later this week would be based on the line that true patriotism lay in Britain being fully engaged in Europe, according to leaked newspaper previews of the speech.
www.rense.com /general10/one.htm   (608 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Taiwan moves beyond the one-party state
Chen has his faults, but there is zero chance he will "declare Taiwan independent." At the same time, in his talk with me, he rejected the idea of "party" directing or tutoring "state." He elaborated in his speech last week: "An accountable governing party and a loyal opposition together represent the voice of the people."
Washington must say that Taiwan's future is an open question subject to the free choice of all the people involved and that for now the extension of Beijing's party-state rule to Taiwan is not feasible or in American or East Asian interests.
Beijing is fiery in word, but military action against Taiwan would spoil three decades of the China's economic development, wreck relations with the United States, sully China's reputation in Asia, and probably loosen the Communist Party's grip on power.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/05/25/taiwan_moves_beyond_the_one_party_state?mode=PF   (813 words)

 Cuba: The One-Party State Continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Yet, she fails to follow through on her analysis and confront the issue of whether the democratization she recommends is compatible with the continuing rule of Fidel Castro and his Communist Party, or whether it will have to be accomplished in opposition to these forces.
What is not legitimate is to take comments Marx made about the democratic workers' state (first or lower stage of communism) from the perspective of the higher stage of stateless communism, and make it appear that these comments represent a Marxian defense of authoritarianism.
It is also inconceivable that Castro could tolerate as factionalized a party as the Bolsheviks were before and after the seizure of power.
www.wpunj.edu /~newpol/issue19/farber19.htm   (3121 words)

 One-Party State (September 1, 2004)
At a time, that is, with the replacement for Washington state's old open primary system guaranteed to confuse some voters.
The ballot selection of a party is for this election only, and no records are kept of the voter's ballot selection.
Gregoire, on the other hand, was the bright star as state Attorney General who tried to craft a state-level Patriot Act, one fortunately beaten down by Adam Kline in the legislature.
eatthestate.org /08-24/OnePartyState.htm   (1094 words)

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