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Turning Attention to the Chief Suspect in the Crime of Ghastly Unemployment

SterCrazy Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:46 AM
1. Your comment has nothing to do with the column - or anything else contemporary. 2. It is no longer the early 1900's. Let's talk about current day policies. 3. It was the DEMOCRATS that put Jim Crow laws into effect and fought to maintain them through the early 1960's. Republican passed laws following the Civil War to enforce the rights of ex-slaves and prevent efforts to maintain a permanent servant class int he South. The Democrats NOW are continuing policies to maintain a permanent servant class of racial minorities and unmarried women by making them dependent on the Government. 4. No Republicans are advocating ANY form of return to Jim Crow or other race-based laws. Most promote a program of equal liberty and rule of law.

The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission. Although widely reported as a call for a new “Gold Commission”, the actual text calls for a “commission to investigate possible ways to set a fixed value for the dollar.”

While this plank was caricatured as a sop to the good Dr. Ron Paul, the evidence is persuasive that it was a substantive triumph by the Resolutions Committee editorial team and the co-chairs Rep. Marsha Blackburn and (rumored 2016 presidential aspirant) Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.