No, I don't think I'd agree there. Moreover, he actively contrived to punish his former colleagues and followed Jefferson's banana republic model of starving his opponents from public office by refusing to appoint them to positions even when they were the most qualified for the job. A more blatant partisan you could not find! Highly recommend you read the study "The Twilight of Federalism" -- it's very informative on the tragedy that befell those patriots after 1814. Nobody ever thinks to pay attention to them during their last years. It's as if they just disappeared after Hartford. Not true -- just a convenient ignorance. Misa ab iPhono meo est.