On Mudslinging in the Election of 1800

October 13, 2008 at 6:59 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

These writers are trying to say that we’ve had it easy this election cycle in terms of the mudslinging that’s been going on. That’s nice and all, but these writers forgot to mention that in 1800, we nearly came to blows as a nation because the two sides disliked each other that much. While we are, thankfully, nowhere near that kind of hate at this point, let us not set the bar that low for allowable mudslinging, because it may well lead to violence.

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