"Where the principle of difference [between political parties] is as substantial and as strongly pronounced as between the republicans and the monocrats of our country, I hold it as honorable to take a firm and decided part and as immoral to pursue a middle line, as between the parties of honest men and rogues, into which every country is divided."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1795. ME 9:317
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