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Two many Parties

In his book about the life of George Washington, Henry Cabot Lodge wrote: "No man ever left a nobler political testament." Washington warned in his farewell address against the two-party system by stating, "As someone who has always been independent of political parties, I've never understood their value, let alone our attraction to them. Political parties serve always to distract the public and enfeeble the public administration. They agitate the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindle the animosity of one party against another, and are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

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  • 2 months ago

    newfischer78

    great post river

  • 18 months ago

    KingAxelson

    Good ol River's.. screwin around with politic's. Tongue Out  Oh, excuse me.. history. My bad.

  • 2 years ago

    nsaypa

    agree with gw

  • 2 years ago

    BillyIdle

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers
     that it can bribe the public with their own money."
        Alexis de Tocqueville 
    

  • 3 years ago

    theriverman

    Dam if yu du, Dam if yu du not.  Tongue out

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