Any bi-partisan system is immediate degeneration. As soon as you divide people into sides, dogma begins to take over and reason goes out the window. I am fairly liberal, but I do not call myself "a liberal." While I oppose a lot of conservative policy, I am not intrinsically against conservatism or conservatives. I refuse to register under either the Republican or Democratic parties. Remember that saying that a nation divided against itself cannot stand? This is manifested in politics every single day in the United States. We are falling down, and fast.
Anyhow, at least we got some discussion going, right?
And now a slightly controversial comment from yours truly that I cannot for the life of me remember where I heard originally (probably a bumper sticker): freedom is not something any government can give - it can only take it away. If we do not actively oppose censorship and demand that our freedoms remain, they will be (and are being) impinged upon, reduced, and eventually removed. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly. They're all under attack, and censorship applies to all of them in both artistic and and non-artistic ways.