His defense is as always positive and to the point.
JTCoyoté"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they
are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by
which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert
the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government,
destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."
~GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796