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It Takes Two Parties to Govern a Village

November 25, 2008 - Joselyn King
Ohio Democrats have captured control of the Ohio House, and that's a good thing -- regardless of anyone's political leanings.

The best government happens where there is an active two-party system.

And this hasn't happened in recent years in Ohio state government where Republicans reigned supreme for many years -- or ever in West Virginia, where Democrats have controlled since shortly after the state's conception.

What happens where there is one dominant party holding the strings? Typically stagnation of political effort.

In the worst case scenario, corruption rears its head, since those in charge of oversight . . . might just see indiscretions by colleagues as oversights.

It seems the ideal government might be for each party to control one each of the legislative chambers -- and the executive branch offices to go to whomever voters think the most effective.


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