Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

William Connelly on Our Abiding, and Laudable, Partisanship

For a deft defense of the laudably partisan nature of American politics, see my friend Bill Connelly’s op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Short version: partisanship is good, both presidential candidates will not govern without it--despite their best efforts or rhetoric--, and it’s that way by design and for our own good. It’s how the American citizenry sorts through their political options, and while it does allow for some bad results, the benefits, in the long run, outweigh the drawbacks.

Discussions - 1 Comment

Has he been reading Martin Van Buren??

Isn't the real worry of an Obama presidency the possibility that the Congress will be of the same party? The Democrats sound like they desire a new "Era of Good Feelings" enforced by modern techniques learned from unacknowledged heroes who we must not mention. This mutes my Hoorah! for your fiend's article.

Leave a Comment

* denotes a required field

No TrackBacks
TrackBack URL:

Warning: include(/srv/users/prod-php-nltashbrook/apps/prod-php-nltashbrook/public/sd/nlt-blog/_includes/promo-main.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /srv/users/prod-php-nltashbrook/apps/prod-php-nltashbrook/public/2008/10/william-connelly-on-our-abiding-and-laudable-partisanship.php on line 413

Warning: include(): Failed opening '/srv/users/prod-php-nltashbrook/apps/prod-php-nltashbrook/public/sd/nlt-blog/_includes/promo-main.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/sp/php7.2/lib/php') in /srv/users/prod-php-nltashbrook/apps/prod-php-nltashbrook/public/2008/10/william-connelly-on-our-abiding-and-laudable-partisanship.php on line 413