A Laudable Intent
The Reconstruction And America’s First Cold War
America’s Monumental Mistake Part III
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, or so I’ve been told. It makes a person wonder what the road to heaven is paved with.
That Abraham Lincoln was elected President was due almost entirely to his nomination of Andrew Johnson, a democrat, and a confederate sympathizer as his Vice President. Sharing the power of the law through political compromise is known as power politics, and it rarely bears anything but bitter fruit. Thus it came to be that America came to suffer endless bitterness and spite, the result of men who took power through the appeasement of a minority of voters, who were nonetheless numerous enough to force the majority to compromise. Have we seen this in recent history?