Story of the Constitution of the United States of America

George Washington

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.”

The Federalist Papers 

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from the Library of Congress

Federalist Paper #10
Controlling Factions

by James Madison

Federalist Paper #51
Separation of Powers

by James Madison

What would the Founding Fathers say?

A blog article we like by James D. Best. We don't know or have any relationship with him or his blog. But, in his article he says, " in a pure democracy, the majority has unlimited power, whereas in a republic, a written constitution limits the majority and provides safeguards for the individual and minorities." 

James Madison wrote, "The reason pure democracies fail is that majorities learn that they can legally take property and/or liberties away from others. Those subjected to abuse can be anyone outside the majority coalition, and their minority status can be based on race, religion, wealth, political affiliation, or even which city or state they reside in. Demagogic leaders become adept at appealing to the emotions of jealousy, avarice, and entitlement. They also denigrate opponents in order to justify prejudicial actions taken by the majority. Soon, oppression of minority classes causes enough conflicts to collapse the democratic process."

We note that in addition to being part democracy and part republic we are also part socialist. Socialism is defined as the people (via their government) owning the means of production in a market. The United States Post Office is the only business established in the Constitution (section 8) and is an example of socialism. 

We have a blended and unique government. Factions, or special interest groups have hurt us and our founding fathers warned us they could destroy us. The American Party Faction website is devoted to bringing all factions together as one in the pursuit of respect for every single individual and in the knowledge that failure to do so erodes the great society we can be. By working together to respect the rights of others, we improve our freedom and protect our rights. 

Factions are by their nature prejudiced to their purpose, despite the harm it may do to society as a whole, and by their nature can be divisive. In the spirit of the naming of "The Clean Air Act" and the "Right To Work" states. We are the American Party Faction. We work to bring us together by encouraging debate, tolerance, and respect to all. We are the anti-faction faction which supports a diverse society where the rights of each person are both precious and equal. A society in which laws are more important than the wishes of a wanna-be dick-tater-tot. Without accountability anarchy will reign so the laws must be fair and equally enforced.

The better off others are, the better off we all are.  Hate causes problems. Love solves problems. Respect is a vital part of love and the cornerstone of a civilized society. We should lift each other up and as we strive for a democracy we become better at it.


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