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In politics, the greater the stakes, the greater the division – but that is not all. The greater the stakes, the greater the temptation for one side or the other to engage in the criminalization of politics. That is not a new phenomenon in our history but it is the current dynamic.
The criminalization of politics, sadly, has long been part of our history. After President George Washington briefly unified the country, the future direction of our young nation was at risk during the term of President John Adams. There was such division and anger directed at Adams by newspapers and his opponents that the Federalists – yes, the party of many of the founders – passed the Sedition Act.