The American system of government was meant to run without political parties. There was no provision for them in the Constitution, the first two Presidents sternly warned against their formation, and many colonists blamed the political parties in Great Britain for the need for the Revolution! In spite of overwhelming opinion by the American colonists that political parties were evil, today they control all phases of American government. How can this be? This book tells the amazing story, and prescribes how to reform the system to align the modern government with the ideals of the Constitution of 1787.