Before leaving office as our nation’s first President, George Washington composed a Farewell Address to the people of the United States. He felt the need to impart his final thoughts regarding the future of the new nation. One of his foremost concerns was his belief that political parties would eventually divide and weaken the country. His words have proven to be a prophecy now playing out in today’s headlines.
What would Washington think if he could witness our current political climate? Political parties routinely incite discord among citizens in the hope of destroying the credibility and character of their opponents. Their goal is to further their own agendas. Politicians have forgotten that they were elected to represent the people — not the Democratic Party and not the Republican Party. Why then are we depending on partisan politicians to protect the legacy of America?