Leadership

Tastes Great—Less Filling

Issue 04 and Volume 173.

Bobby Halton
editor’s opinion ❘ By BOBBY HALTON “Eleven score ago this month” (as President Lincoln might have begun), President Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend,” to his friend William Hamilton. It was on April 22, 1800, that he penned those wise and insightful words.   It is interesting to think of his writing these words at that moment because in that time he was involved in one of the most brutal and vitriolic political campaigns of all time. He was running against President John Adams, whom he had served as vice president. Jefferson’s most ardent political supporter, Alexander Hamilton, had written of Adams “as having great and intrinsic defects in his character”; others said he had plotted to marry his son off to the king’s daughter to create a royalty in America. They mocked…

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