Post Number:#16 May 3rd, 2012, 6:15 pm
UniversalAlien wrote:Next time you watch a political commercial, ask yourself how we have gone so far down and away from the noble minds that conceived and created this republic?
Many of the "noble minds" in question were masters of negative politics, who didn't hesitate to defame their political opponents in a manner which would humble and shock the likes of Rove, Morris, Carville et al. Jefferson hired Callander to defame Adams, for example. Jefferson himself was accused of crimes and incest and more. Hamilton also abused Adams, and of course Burr, and also Jefferson whenever he could. The newspapers of that time were positively venomous in their treatment of politicians who were the enemies of their patrons. Claims of idiocy, immorality, tyranny and worse were commonplace. Even Washington was not spared.