Recent developments at the state and national levels seem to confirm what James A. Farley, late postmaster general, wrote in 1948:
"The hazards of politics come not from campaigns and elections, as might be supposed, but rather from the nature of the creature that engages in politics. Ambition, love, jealousy, hate and the many emotions and reactions man is heir to frequently affect the course of nation and world more than principles or circumstances or events."
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