Re: Here's to elected government officials in the U.S.
The worst thing about our government elected officals is how they embraced what common citizens knew nothing about (1776ish) POLIICAL PARTY.
George Washington is the only dude who did not advocate for a political party. Everyone after him did.
I am under the impression the 1st (MAJOR) political party was the Federalists. Ironically, these were the dudes in HIS cabinet. The dudes who fought to eliminate the Articles of Confederation, they did NOT want to update it, rather eliminate it and with that came concepts of the need to have a central bank. The need to affix to the new government the same betting system fuckin' over Europe aka mercantile or stock exchange- (Democratic Republicans whom would eventually become the Democratic Party) refered to them as stock jobbers. Meant as an insult to claim they could manipulate via insider trading (way back then)
The key to that for me is it is nearly impossible to find poor/common people a part of this party. Seems the total opposite; they were elitists, owners of property, well learned.
Not yeomen (hand by trade like blacksmiths etc)
Not agrarian (farmers, agricultural)
To me that means common people were NOT Federalists, why o why then would we side with them or their ideology?
The Fderalists party appealed to businesses and to conservatives who favored banks, national over state government.
The Federalists called for fostering friendly relationships with Great Britain- Why? They fight a war to gain independance from Britain at the help of the French. They win, then want to adopt the governing system they killed to free themselves from?
The anti-federalists weren't a party, rather people who were in opposition to a government that wanted to cede power from the states.
The Federalists regrouped in the 1800s and renamed themselves The Nationalists- who were for conservatism, banks, stocks.
The Nationalists came and went and were replaced by the Whigs- who used IMO a bullshit con job-claiming a love of patriotism like their founding fathers who wore whigs...people bought it...then hated it.
End result- Andrew Jackson predecessor to trailer trash aka wagon trash and the poor people had their last draw- when Jackson lost the election because Clay the banker could give his electoral votes to the dude of his choosing, so when 1828 came..Jackson made sure he had backup and formed officially the Democratic party.
A Party that could be deemed as the (entire) nation- as he not only won the electoral & popular vote, but as an incumbent won every friggin state but one. That tells me the entire nation were Democrats.
When he left office, I think there is way too much information to show how the Federalists-who became Nationalists who became Whigs, were now incognito- simply put- they began to subsidize politicians to run as Democrats.
And by 1854- when the Republican Party was official- they were right there at their birth- infiltrated.
What this means is the 1860 election was highjacked- Both Democrat Stephen Douglas And Abraham Lincoln were respecters of the Whig agenda.
They have over 6 debates trying to outwhig each other-
Last edited by SlimTrae; Yesterday at 07:18 AM.
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