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Democrats: 154 Years of Progress Uninterrupted by Common Decency

texexpatriate Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 8:37 AM
Baisley is wrong on so many historical points that it would require too many words to point them out. Let me say this, however. It was Lincoln's Republicans who favored a strong central government opposed to individual rights, and Democrats who supported a weak central government that guaranteed individual and state's rights. The title of this silly and ignorant (154 Years of Progress Uninterrupted by Common Decency) is a lie as well. As a political party the Democrats were right in 1859 and did not begin to be infected with the ideology of strong central government until Woodrow Wilson. For them it has been a slide into socialism ever since.
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 9:11 AM
You don't provide a single shred of make statements that are wholly false.
Daniel982 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 9:33 AM
This is a common failing of both sides, but in the balance it's more often the democrats who resort to scurrilous attacks and challenges without supporting facts.

To correct texex, the democrat central government ideology began with T. Roosevelt establishing national parks, appropriating 'federal lands' etc.
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 12:14 PM
I appreciate your honest attempt at clarity, Daniel....I can't stand the "everyone does it" argument when, in fact, it's done 4 or 5 to 1 from the democrats to the republicans.

If you stand in a line in the airport and get frisked 4 out of 5 times in the "A" terminal, but only frisked 1 out of 5 times at the "B" terminal, why would anyone try to argue, "they both do it" when the fact is that one terminal overwhelming is doing the frisking.

So thanks for separating yourself from the innane "they both do it" argument.

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