So true is that men close their eyes on encroachments committed by that party to which they are attached, in the delusive hope that power, in such hands, will always be wielded against their adversaries, never against themselves.
This quote was written in the 1800s by Chief Justice John Marshall, in a biography of George Washington that took twenty years to write and included a comprehensive history of the United States. In it, he details the tumultuous (and sometimes surprisingly cooperative) beginnings of our nation, and talks about the constant power struggle between rival political and religious parties. In some colonies, one party would take over, ban a religious expression and then be subsequently ousted by an opposing party which would in turn ban the religious expressions of the previous party and so on and so forth. Our current history curriculum can never properly tell the story of what a feat it was to unite these deeply divided groups long enough to win a revolutionary war. It was a miracle, really.
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