That's Thomas Jefferson regarding what would happen if John Adams won the Presidency over him. Good old American politics. Never change."... murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced. The air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood, and the nation black with crimes."
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And honestly, American politics is really pretty civil. I mean really civil.
Not just compared to nations like India in parliament:
But also nations like the UK:
In comparison, here's one of the most violent and rude altercations in the US Senate. The "fight" starts 45 seconds in.