‘I’m Not a Traitor, You Are!’ Political Argument from the Founding Fathers to Today’s Partisans

American history is filled with examples where one partisan side alleges that some idea embraced by the other side threatens to compromise American national strength or sovereignty.

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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

President Trump is working with the Russians to enrich himself. The Republican Party is shielding him from accountability. The Democrats want to win elections by repopulating the country with foreigners. Then they’ll be able to permanently transform the racial and cultural makeup of American society. These are versions of stories told by, first, Democrats, and second, Republicans. Let’s set aside the merits of these stories – at least for the moment (I know, it’s not…