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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)1/16/2020 8:03:01 am PST

re: #225 lawhawk

They didn’t have the conception of a formal political party. That didn’t come until much later.

Indeed. If you look at the political divide that began in 1789, it was whether one favored the Washington administration or opposed it which was complicated since you had Hamilton in the Treasury and Jefferson in the State Department. I just got done reading Issacon’s Ben Franklin biography as you guys know and Franklin was considerably more democratic than most of the Founders. He wanted an unicameral legislature and didn’t want to give elected officials a salary and he believed in a directly elected judiciary. The Founders were working within the realities of 1787 which is why the Constitution is most certainly meant to be a living document IMO.