Rigidity, not healthy??? Democracy is supposed to listen???
Where does she get this crap from.
Professor, let me remind you that we don't live in a democracy. The founding fathers were deathly afraid of a democracy, that is why they created a republic.
Then the author of the article really makes me gag with the following remark:
"If the democratic ideal is to have integrated communities, where people with different beliefs and of different parties must confront one another and get along, 1976 was the high point of post-war democracy."
Again, we do not live in a democracy. And why do we have to "get along?"
"As counties become more politically pure, they push their representatives in state legislatures and Congress to more extreme positions. Legislative compromise becomes almost impossible."
And there is something wrong with gridlock!!!!
"Why are these political divisions being created? How is it happening? Are people moving to places to live among like-minded neighbors? Or are the parties changing to reflect the ideological contours that exist already in the nation?
Nobody knows the answers to these questions. There probably isn't a single answer,"
Oh, yes there is one single answer: it is the fight between the communist/socialist, baby killers and the lovers of liberty and life.
Fortunately, the lovers of liberty and life are beginning to win, that is why we are now 50/50.
The tide is changing and the lovers of liberty and life will be in the majority soon, much to the chagrin of the "professors" and "journalists" as quoted above.
That comment just about made me spew my coffee this morning. This is just more babble from a left wing liberal professor.