Is Partisanship a Good Thing?

Last month, the former secretary of state, Hilary Clinton, claimed that “excessive bipartisanship” is moving our country “backwards in stead of forwards.”

She is not alone in this opinion. Recently, many have denounced the idea of partisanship.

But is partisanship always a bad thing? James Madison, the fourth president of the United States did not think so.

James Madison


“Madison’s conviction that we can challenge those in power without being subversive of the nation has kept us going ever since—though not perfectly, to be sure,” Lynne V. Cheney wrote in a recent article for the American Enterprise Institute.

To read the rest of the article and more about James Madison’s thoughts on partisanship, click HERE. 

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