This is a piece written by Pied Piper for publication here.
Following on from Vexed Bermoothes highlighted passage from George Washington there is a further point to consider;
They [political parties] 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, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796
I bring this statement by George Washington to the attention and consideration of all Bermuda citizens. One can see how George Washington’s words apply not just to the United States, but we can see their relevance in many countries throughout the world where one or two political contributors can come to control and influence an entire political party. In an extreme case political parties can destroy a Country by their focus on gaining and maintaining political power and not on truthfulness or service to the people. Read More…