Here’s a definition that should send chills up the spines of most Americans, especially if they find out one particular would be presidential candidates is talking about it as his plan for the country:
“A dictatorship is a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a single person or political entity, and exercised through various oppressive mechanisms.”
That's our Scott Walker, and we've already seen him in action. As reported by NBC News yesterday, they're reminding us when Scott Walker nonchalantly presented this bold dictatorial vision last year as the solution to partisan gridlock in congress. Which by the way was created by his own divisive party.
He seems to embrace partisanship, unlike most politicians, who try to avoid describing themselves as tightly tied to their party. Walker has been able to enact such a conservative agenda in Wisconsin because his fellow Republicans control both houses of the legislature, and he thinks that’s a model for the country.That supposes our one party dictatorship doesn't make the system impossible to change back. Gerrymandering and voter suppression are already early indicators of where they're heading.
“Conventional wisdom in Washington for years has been that divided government is good because of a check and a balance. What I believe happens all too often, regardless of which party — because the same sorts of things happened to George Bush when — at the end of his term, when Democrats were in charge of the House and the Senate — is there’s gridlock. And I think the better argument is give one party a chance, give them a chance with a House and a Senate and a president. Give them a few years to see what they can do. And if you don’t like it, put another party in.”