George Washington Warned of The Party Spirit: Democrats vs. Republicans is A Political Language Devised to Divide The American People!

General George Washington resigns his commission. Washington warned against democracy and its bane, political parties. Would Obama ever voluntarily resign such a commission? Also: President Washington warned against paper money.
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Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful…” George Orwell

The United States is not a democracy

Just last week, I again heard this president talking of our purified democracy. Democracy, Mr. President? Really? When did we become a democracy?

Over and over again and administration after administration, Americans have been continually inundated with this sort of propaganda coming from those who should know the difference (Hosea 4:6).

To say that we are a democracy shows the very pith and marrow of the ignorance that is on a daily display coming from those who are to uphold our enumerated laws found in our constitutional republican form of government.

The hazards of democracy

Architect of the First Amendment Fisher Ames said:

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness (excessive license) which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.

James Madison, the 4th president and Father of our Constitution, said of democracy:

Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention, have ever been found incompatible with personal security of personal rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been in their violent deaths. – Federalist No. 10

Politicians who call the USA a democracy are lying

No matter how many times I broadcast this or preach this from the pulpits across the country, I see that the people continuously return to what they are told from these politicians, which are incrementally undermining our constitutional republic by convincing you that we are a democracy (Jeremiah 5:31).

The 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson said:

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.1

The 2nd President of the United States John Adams said:

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself

John Adams, collected works

Is this what is happening today? Yes, in fact, it is.

A house divided

Yet again, Americans continually follow the example of those who are perverting this nation’s foundations rather than those who established them (Hebrews 13:7).

Now, they are even going so far as to take on a language that is foreign to our US Constitution.

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful…

George Orwell

The American people, under the tutelage of those who are undermining our foundations, have conditioned themselves to speak the same language as their teachers. In the end, it is designed to divide and conquer.

And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.2

Mark 3:25

101 party affiliations – and the Constitution specifies none of these

Now, there are over 101 un-constitutional party affiliations or caucuses (As was a new Muslim Caucus most recently added). Caucus was not a word defined out in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary for the Colonies were ruled by ecclesiastical law (Canon Law), not party affiliations. In other words, Americans, we are ruled by constitutional law (Article 6, Section 2, US Constitution), not by your favorite politicians found today in the “Circus of Politics.”

George Washington’s anti-party warning

We were warned long ago about taking on this language.

George Washington said, in his 1796 Farewell Address, that political parties

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.

Further warnings

He went on to argue:

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. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

John Adams expands on Washington’s warning

What Washington called “the spirit of party” was, he argued, “inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind”—namely, the tribal passion to separate the world into “we” vs. “they,” into rival and competing groups. This spirit can then easily become a desire to see “our side” win, regardless of whether our side is better than “their side” and regardless of the issues at stake or the facts of the matter.

President John Adams provided a far more succinct comment on the matter.

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

Letter to Jonathan Jackson (2 October 1780), “The Works of John Adams”, vol 9, p.511

The Constitution speaks of a republic, not a democracy

How is it that the un-Constitutional, two-party system is set up today? In contrast to its original intent (Jeremiah 6:16).

In the United States Constitution, Article 4, Section 4, US Constitution it states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive, against domestic Violence.

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media

Editor’s Notes

1 The source of this quotation, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, doubts its authenticity. The link lists every possible provenance and states no provenance goes back further than 2004.

2 Abraham Lincoln famously quoted this verse

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Bradlee Dean is an ordained Christian preacher, Radio show host for the #1 show on Genesis Communication Network from 2-3 p.m. central standard (The Sons of Liberty), a National Tea Party favorite. He also speaks on high school and college campuses nationwide. Bradlee is also an author, a husband to one, daddy to four boys. You have probably seen Bradlee through such outlets as The New York Times, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, The Weekly Standard etc.

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