Argument: One-party rule increases govt intrusions on civil liberties
Lisa Snell. "Divided We Stand". Reason Online. February 2007 - "Every American concerned about excessive government intrusion into our lives should greet with optimism the return to a system of partisan checks and balances[...]The last four years have witnessed an unprecedented level of government interference in individual lives. While National Security Agency wiretapping and detainee rights have attracted much attention, examples of abuse of power in other arenas abound, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s raids on medical marijuana patients."