The Jeffersonians were deeply committed to Republicanism in the United States, which meant opposition to aristocracy of any form, opposition to corruption, insistence on virtue, with a priority for the “yeoman farmer“, “planters“, and the “plain folk”. They were antagonistic to the aristocratic elitism of merchants, bankers and manufacturers, distrusted factory workers, and were on the watch for supporters of the dreaded British system of government. from Wikipedia
Today, as President Obama hosts President- Elect Trump to visit the White House, the world is observing the beginning of the “peaceful transfer of power in the United States” between two very different views, parties, and men. They agree in their love the United States. The meeting between the two was scheduled for 30 minutes and already it has lasted over 1 hour. Hopefully, this meeting will serve as a signal to both our country and the world that no matter how divisive the election has been , we are all Americans and now must work together.
I can’t help but think, Mr. Jefferson would be pleased with both the results of the election and this civil meeting between adversaries.
Power to the People. . . . .