Argument: Voters prefer divided government over one-party rule
William A. Niskanen. "A Case for Divided Government". CATO. 7 May 2003 - American voters, in their unarticulated collective wisdom, have voted for a divided federal government for most of the past 50 years. Divided government is not the stuff of which legends are made. But the separation of powers is probably a better protection of our liberties when the presidency and the Congress are controlled by different parties.