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16 10, 2018

George Washington warns against extreme partisanship

2018-10-16T19:31:54+00:00Uncategorized|

The Washington Times recounted that our first president, giving up power after two terms - extremely unusual at the time, warned future generations about the danger of extreme partisanship. Washington wrote: "It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected [...]