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.