Washington did talk about the party thing in his farewell address. parties naturally creating rivalries which lead to unnecessary fighting that pushes the opposing parties under the water and in different ages of history causes "frightful despotism"
Macbeth wrote:Eh? Our country's first serious political debate was between the federalist and anti federalist. The first and only two parties running in the first election were the federalist and democrat-republican.
UnkleRukus wrote:G Wash said a two-party system was one of the worst things that could happen IIRC.
Can't help it if you make up oxymorons.
Anyway, you have a two-party system, as your founding fathers intended. There is no 'spectrum' and you're not a libertarian.
Furthermore, I am an Australian citizen now, so I'm as Australian as the (current) PM.
The system was borked in it's own way since the start.
"This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind."