1. George Washington Was Not a Fan of Political Parties
In fact, he believed they would destroy democracy. "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." - Farewell Address, Sept. 17, 1796 Image courtesy of Flickr, cliff1066™.
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