The following is an excellent, well written piece by Lee Edwards, Ph.D. He is a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, a leading historian of American conservatism, and the author or editor of 25 books. This piece appeared on the Heritage Foundation website and in newspapers across the country starting January 17th:
“We often hear calls for national unity when presidents are inaugurated. And we’re sure to hear them again, despite the fact that we are still divided, red and blue, liberal and conservative, coastal city and heartland town.
But we should not despair. We’ve been divided since the birth of the Republic, when the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, the Hamiltonians and the Jeffersonians, fiercely debated our form of government. In the end, guided by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we came together.