It was not by chance that political parties were not mentioned in any of our founding documents. The founders were very familiar with political parties. They had existed in Britain and existed in the American Colonies. Interestingly they did not play a part in the Continental Congress nor in the Constitutional Convention. That is not to say that there were not differences, but the end goal of the members of both the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention were the same and that was to provide freedom and liberty for all.
What George Washington knew must be avoided was the growing of political parties, understanding that the differences and animosity inherent with political parties would become damaging to the country. Washington understood that unless the end goal of the citizens was to maintain and even promote greater liberty for citizens, which meant less government intrusion and control, the end result would be the loss of the freedom and liberty for which he and the other colonists paid such a high price.
George Washington told his fellow Americans, both current and future in his farewell address:
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
This has happened. Today we have a political party that under the guise of impeachment, believes it can conduct a coup attempt against a duly elected president because it both hates and disagrees with that duly elected president. This political party has determined the United States Constitution is an outdated document and as such can be interpreted any way it deems necessary to bring power and glory to itself. This political party has determined that equality should now be placed above individual liberty, that conformity to the dictates of this political party is of greater importance than are the liberties of the individual, and that adherence to the philosophy of the party dictates that the United States is the most evil imperialist nation and must as such surrender its sovereignty and adherence to the principle of individualism, the very principle that propelled the nation for which George Washington paid such a tremendous price, must be abandoned.
This political party, for reasons unknown other than hatred and jealousy of a duly elected president, is praising and defending an individual and people who declared war against the United States years ago and has continued that war. This same individual and people have declared time after time their wish to bring death to our country and us as individuals. This individual and people have conducted activities to do exactly that. This individual had been designated a terrorist and enemy of the United States years prior to the current duly elected president taking office. Yet, when the terrorist is eliminated, the political party pours heaps of praise upon him and condemns the duly elected president in the harshest terms possible.
The only plausible explanation of the actions of this political party is because they, as George Washington stated would happen, are cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled people who have as their goal to subvert the power of the people and usurp for themselves the reins of government and destroying the principles of freedom and liberty. This should come as no surprise as the previous president, a member of said political party, stated that it was his purpose to transform the United States from a nation of freedom and liberty to a Marxist totalitarian state.
Mr. President, (George Washington) I wish you had been wrong, but just as you knew you had to cross the Delaware that Christmas and surprise the enemy, you foresaw the evil of political parties and how eventually one political party would place their desire for power and control over freedom and liberty and the good of the people.
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