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What Does It Mean To Be Partisan?


Definition: In the context of politics, partisan means a firm adherence to a political party , faction, idea or cause, especially "one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance."

The Hatch Act (1939) limits the political activity of executive branch employees of the federal government, District of Columbia government, and some state and local employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. The law is intended to prohibit taxpayer-supported resources from being used in partisan campaigns; it is also intended to protect civil service employees from partisan pressures from political appointee managers.
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