Democracy In America Revealed: America Is A One Party State
The fact that the Republican Party controls the U.S. Presidency, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and republican appointees dominate the U.S. Supreme Court is dangerous for American democracy. Most Americans may not realize it but a single political party is already ruling them. Not unlike Cuba, China, a string of African nations or fascist Germany. Locally as well, most Americans live in states governed by republicans including the largest, California, New York, Texas, and Florida. Although this scenario may be a real life wet dream for Karl Rove republican consolidation and centralization is a threat to American democracy itself.

Checks and Balances

The U.S. Constitution sets the framework by which three co-equal branches are to share power so as to provide a check on the others possible abuse. The framers recognized the likelihood of political parties but were worrisome about the potential conflicts. Their worries have materialized in the federal branch of government wherein the President asserts vast unchecked powers in the name of "commander in chief" never before granted. Which includes apparently the right to listen in on phone calls of the citizenry despite the fourth amendments prohibition but for probable cause.

In addition Bush has attached to many pieces of legislation including the prohibition of torture what is called a signing statement. More at  http://www.blackstate.com