Part 2: Lost History: Origins of the Party System
In spite of the Framers' efforts, their inexperience with elections left a loophole in their marvelous Design. And parties used that loophole to take over our government, contrary to the Framers' intent..
This section looks at what led to the formation of the party system; who the catalytic personalities were, and the tactics of slander, fear mongering, and character assassination they used to bring it about.
PART II shows the historic genesis of the party system, and the corrupt, destructive tendencies imbedded in party DNA from the beginning. It explains why things don't change now, but only get worse. It explains why our government, meant to be "of the people", is now beyond the people's ability to rein in or correct.
It also surveys the lasting and destructive impact this party formation in the 1790's has had on American government ever since: on our elections, and on our culture, with the ongoing hostility between two behemoth camps which serve themselves--their clients, special interests, and ideological camps-- before the people.