1: a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person; especially: one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance.
2a: a member of a body of detached light troops making forays and harassing the enemy
2b: a member of a guerilla band operating within enemy lines.
I also looked at a couple of online dictionary's which presented the same meaning in slightly different words. Understanding the meaning led me to ask: how exactly is partisanship good?
Take #1 for instance, having a firm belief in a party, faction, cause, or person is understandable, but to do so blindly, with prejudice, and unreasoning allegiance is certainly questionable.
|I worship ME!|
No! It's not good! Partisanship does not work. It normally brings about argumentative chaos and tremendous division. How do I know? Because I have witnessed it first-hand. Where? In many more than one County Council meetings.
|The Honorable Margaret (Peg) Ferraro|
"Only a School Teacher"
What I have just described is a brief example of Partisanship at work. How so? Well, consider they were both on the same Party.
A New Horizon...Bi-Partisanship
|Caring taxpaying citizens.|
|Not this kind of party|
I recall when COAF was born some eight years or so ago (2007), the body opened its eyes and saw no color, no race, no party. Their blurry vision became clear allowing them to see in 20-20. And what they observed was truly magnificent. It wasn't black and white with shades of grey. No! they could only see right and wrong, meaning correct and incorrect.
They began to develop as a body, and their brain was not one, but many uniting as one. As the many became one, they began to understand that if we all work together with the greater-good of all in mind, there would be no boundaries, only true UNITY!
This new creation is humble and beautiful. Although acknowledged by few today, they are known by all as COAF. They had visions which became dreams. And dreams which became reality! Last night, once again in recent history, COAF witnessed their dreams in the form of reality.
After the courtesy of the floor, a motion was announce to make appointments of committee members, the names were read, the vote was taken, all were approved by a 9-0 vote - true Bi-Partisanship!
...To Be Continued!