The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves… to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection [and] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption….

— George Washington


And a harsh foreign policy view by means of color-coded flags. [Update: Link is dead, so you get an backup — which is pretty worthless, since it doesn’t have the images. Oh well!]






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