Skip to comments.America Is Now the Divided Republic the Framers Feared
Posted on 01/03/2020 1:11:49 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT
George Washingtons farewell address is often remembered for its warning against hyper-partisanship: The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. John Adams, Washingtons successor, similarly worried that a division of the republic into two great parties is to be dreaded as the great political evil.
America has now become that dreaded divided republic. The existential menace is as foretold, and it is breaking the system of government the Founders put in place with the Constitution.
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The country must break the binary hyper-partisanship so at odds with its governing institutions, and so dangerous for self-governance. It must become a multiparty democracy.
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F the left. They have brought us to the edge of a hot civil war.
It is divided. Never say, “You stupid little sh*t to a dwarf wheeling a knife.” They are the democrats and we should act somewhat politely.
Yes and treasonous a-holes like those that publish The Atlantic helped divide us.
It is divided. Never say, You stupid little sh*t” to a dwarf wheeling a knife. They are the democrats and we should act somewhat politely.
What he doesnt mention is about 90% of the population doesnt really care that much.
More divided than it was in 1861? I think not.
After observing the progs for the past 30 years it is unlikely that there is more than one solution.
Diversity is division. It’s right there in the word. It’s going to get a lot worse.
So the Atlantic is concerned about this...now.
Only after they see the rebellion organizing and growing in VA and people offering to travel there and assist from the other 49.
The Atlantic has done its part to Jacobinize the Left/Dems in the USA and create any coming CW2.
I think YES.
Ive reached the point that I immediately tune out/block/unfriend all Democrats with the thought ... I will see YOU on the field of battle!
Im a little long in the tooth for actual battle, but the battle will be played out on multiple levels.
The Founders also would have known that plurality elections (whoever gets the most votes wins) tend to generate just two parties, while proportional elections (vote shares in multi-winner districts translate into seat shares) tend to generate multiple parties, with the district size and threshold percentages shaping the number.
So called "proportional voting" is a thinly disguised form of mob rule, under which, among other things, the Electoral College would be eliminated.
It was divided in 1860. It was especially divided when Northern states marched armies into other states with the intent to subjugate them.
It has remained divided ever since.
Meh. The eligible voters who choose not to vote have outnumbered the turnout of either political party for 100+ years. Two political sides might be divided but a bigger slice is just apathetic.
Another hand wringing know nothing too gutless to actually point out the real cause of the problem.
The Democrat Fascists Party leadership has declared war on the rule of Law and basic standards of political behavior.
Hold the aggressors accountable for their aggression. Don’t be like this author trying to manufacture a fraudulent moral equivalence
The Bush president’s did nice. Congeniality. Bipartisan. Turn the other cheek. Compromise. Let’s talk.
It didn’t work. NO MAS.
Americans love America.
Liberals love government.
That’s tge “division”
Happened during the Kenyan’s reign of terror, Atlantic.
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