George Washington said, “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
George Washington again, “All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.”
Fredrick Engels also saw the destructive power of politics in the Untied States when he said, “Nowhere do “politicians” form a more separate and powerful section of the nation than precisely in North America. There, each of the two major parties which alternatively succeed each other in power is itself in turn controlled by people who make a business of politics, who speculate on seats in the legislative assemblies of the Union as well as of the separate states, or who make a living by carrying on agitation for their party and on its victory are rewarded with positions. It is well known how the Americans have been trying for thirty years to shake off this yoke, which has become intolerable, and how in spite of it all they continue to sink ever deeper in this swamp of corruption. It is precisely in America that we see best how there takes place this process of the state power making itself independent in relation to society, whose mere instrument it was originally intended to be. Here there exists no dynasty, no nobility, no standing army, beyond the few men keeping watch on the Indians, no bureaucracy with permanent posts or the right to pensions. And nevertheless, we find here two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt means and for the most corrupt ends – and the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians, who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality, dominate and plunder it.”
When party leaders place the good of the party over the good of the nation their actions prove they ultimately place party over country. Diane Feinstein did exactly this and proved by her actions that the words of both Washington and Engels were prophetic; political parties will bring about the destruction of a great nation. Great nations can only continue to flourish when those in positions of power place the nation over the political party or their own personal desire for power and riches.
Diane Feinstein was not wrong to make the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh known. She was completely wrong in how she did this. She made these accusations known at the time she did for the purpose of not only destroying a life but also the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. If Feinstein had placed nation over party, she would have completely disclosed these accusations to the Judicial committee prior to the Kavanaugh hearing so a full and complete investigation could have taken place. If they were proven to be true, Kavanaugh and the administration should have been notified understanding that this accusation would be an issue in the hearing. If the accusation was proven to be false, it would never have been a part of the hearing nor would it be an issue today.
Feinstein did this disservice to the United States for political and personal reasons. The political reason was to insert politics into the court system even more than it is today. The personal reason is because she is facing a tougher race for reelection to the Senate than she anticipated. Feinstein is a hero to her far left base but is a scourge to our Nation that can only remain free when politicians play fair and place nation above party.
Washington was correct and that is understandable. Engels was also correct and that is remarkable that the co-author of "The Communist Manifesto" would understand his followers in the United States (the Democrats) would use every available method to destroy our freedom and independence and bring about the tyrannical classless society of Marx and Engels.
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