George Washington, Other Founders Warned Against the Dangers of Hyper-Partisanship

This latest government shutdown, combined with the full extent of Donald Trump's Russia connections, should spark a revulsion against hyper-partisanship. George Washington, John Adams, other founders learned lessons from British history and warned against the dangers of hyper-partisanship. Hyper-partisanship can put America in the thrall of foreign powers, destroy the central government by stalemate and an... Continue Reading →

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John Adams Put Principles Above Politics

John Adams, as portrayed in the David McCullough biography and seven-part HBO miniseries, was often a blunt-spoken man who placed principle above political expediency. His loyalty was to "a government of laws and not of men," to facts not the wishful thinking of a partisan mob. "Facts are stubborn things," Adams said in 1774 after... Continue Reading →

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