1) What extra-Constitutional process stopped Jefferson from being impeached ? And you apparently do not understand "treason".
2) The Alien and Sedition Acts were eventually overturned by Congress. They were also voted in before Judicial Review was established.
3) Washington ? Tell us where Washington violated due process and jailed Congress in its attempts to impeach him ?
All these pretend liberal historians. What a joke.
Do you agree that representative democracy concedes, as a fundamental, that multiple points of view do have merit? Otherwise, we should seek out a dictatorship, as it's far more efficient. The founders obviously recognized this and favored a system of compromise over one of control or orthodoxy. So "rugged individualism" is correct, in the sense that individuals are entrusted to make choices for themselves by a doctrine that respects such diversity. it does not mean that we are or should be free of obligation or "force."
[QUOTE=Grant;1060393161]Well, it's always been a business, certainly from the founding onward. Assumption of the Revolutionary war debt, speculation involving Federal lands, the Erie Canal financing, etc., etc.
Politics was never intended to be a real business until the Obama administration began using taxpayer money to buy automobile companies, investing in varying solar companies and otherwise "stimulating the economy".
GM is happy, and those on the inside of the solar business didn't lose their own money. It's a matter of who gains and who loses, and not everybody is always happy, but the insiders rarely take a hit.And actually it seems that a great many of those who invested in him now have buyers remorse.
His resume is pretty straight forward, hiring employees, rounding up investors and financing, organizing and administration of his business, planning, it's all there.His resume is rather murky but if you say he was a successful businessman before entering public office he might well have been. You have no reason to lie.
At what point did history become ethics? Why should we subvert the elusive search for facts to moralist concerns? If you want to be a preacher, go preach. If you want to save the world, go into politics. If you want to invent a world free of evil, take Prozac. -Dave Williams, George Mason Univ.
Further, "rugged individualism" has nothing to do with respecting diversity. It respects only the ability to produce results. The foundation upon which a Democratic Republic will thrive. As noted earlier, the Pilgrims learned real quick that such as you espouse is jibberish. Folly.