Jeffersonian Democracy

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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. . . . . 

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Jeffersonian Democracy

  1. GP Cox says:

    Excellent post, Anne. I firmly agree! The sight of teenagers protesting and screaming in the streets is very disappointing – no matter who won.

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