Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Civil Discourse

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Today marks  241 years since we enumerated the causes for our separation from Great Britain and established ourselves as a free and independent country.

It’s also the one-year anniversary of the launching of this website. Last July, we proposed the bold notion that talking about politics shouldn’t have to include insults and injuries. Our hope was that a regular series of non-partisan, well-researched articles could “educate, not indoctrinate” people on the key issues of the day.

A year later, our staff has blossomed from 4 to 10 writers. We proudly feature a bevy of differing perspectives offering commentary and analysis on a wide range of issues. I might lead this team, but I rely on their self-directed observations and insights to further our values and vision.

Why is such dialogue important? One only has to look at the current headlines to see the loss of rational and reasoned conversation about politics. President Donald Trump, whose attempt to sideline popular FBI Director James Comey was not well received, has returned his sights back to the media. Not content to attack his former friends in the media, has decided to go after CNN directly in the most juvenile GIF one could ever imagine coming from the President of the United States.

On the flip side, MSNBC political guru Chris Matthews, a passionate progressive, flippantly suggested that at least Italian leader Benito Mussolini had the sense to kill his son-in-law, a not-so-subtle nod to Jared Kushner, who heads the amorphous White House Office of American Innovation. At the same time, Democrats are seeking to remove the president from power by employing an oft-overlooked element in the 25th Amendment.

Now more than ever, we need to talk (not yell, scream or rant) about the nature of American politics today. We, at Federalist 10, are doing our part to preserve this hallmark of our Republic.

We fervently hope you will encourage your friends and family to join us in the noble pursuit of putting policy before politics.

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