George Washington: Founding Father Quote

George Washington Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1332 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1332 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1332 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....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.

George Washington: Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796

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