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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:31 AM

George Washington predicted Donald Trump: Why doesn't everyone know this?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/george-washington-predicted-donald-trump-why-doesnt-everyone-know-this/ar-AAKZGI4?li=BBnb7Kz

Washington also warned that hyper-partisanship "opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions." He was worried that these factors could facilitate the rise of "cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men" who would manipulate partisan anger 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."



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I found this to be an interesting read.

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Reply George Washington predicted Donald Trump: Why doesn't everyone know this? (Original post)
MissMillie Jun 13 OP
Joinfortmill Jun 13 #1
wendyb-NC Jun 13 #2
Kid Berwyn Jun 13 #3
MissMillie Jun 13 #4
empedocles Jun 13 #5
czarjak Jun 13 #6
Bucky Jun 16 #7

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:49 AM

1. Thank you very much.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:59 AM

2. Thanks for posting the link

I will bookmark and check it out.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:24 AM

3. What Washington did to make America great.

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Washington stepping down from power was the first thing that made America great. If Republicans really want to Make America Great Again, they need to heed Washington's message and dump the "cunning, ambitious and unprincipled man" on whose behalf they seem willing to destroy democracy.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:26 AM

4. that caught my eye too (n/t)

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 11:43 AM

5. TY. Love the historical contexts

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:35 PM

6. Unprincipled, self-proclaimed great christians are the worst.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 06:22 AM

7. What a lot of people don't know is that GW's farewell address...

... was significantly motivated by the rising Jeffersonian movement. By the end of his first term George Washington was as partisan as anyone else in the country, little bit more dignified than average about pretending to rise above it.

His words and his warnings were spot on. But Washington as a totally nonpartisan president was mostly a jealously protected myth by 1794.

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