During his farewell address in 1796, George Washington said, “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.”
We The people − not the politicians − should employ the power. Our government, along with all of its supporting players, should represent their constituents with the utmost grace, excellence and humility. Sadly, the days of the humble public servant have been annexed by despicable displays of opportunistic Machiavellianism.
The last resort of a desperate electorate may be federal term limits.
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