Our View: Political attacks are nothing new
The attacks Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and their respective (if not respectful) followers trow upon one another is enough to make a citizen fear for the Republic.
But in reality, these barrages are nothing new.
Time has a way of healing the wounds of personal destruction and so we are left believing that our founders were not only political geniuses but also politically genial.
But that’s just not the way it was.
Treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life were Thomas Paine’s assertions in a Letter to the Editor about our first president, George Washington.