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. – George Washington
The theocratic arm of the Republican party loves to cite founding fathers. They want us to remember that many of them were Christians. They want to cite constitutional authority for all bills in congress. They want to treat the Constitution as a sacred document, as infallible as their holy bible.
Ok… well… How about giving a quick look towards George Washington’s farewell address. He warned explicitly and often against the evils of political parties, and the danger to a nation when votes are based on faction rather than interest in the public good.
It appears that these folks cherry pick their history the same way they cherry pick their bible. Just sayin’