Republican Party ideals are just that - ideals. They represent the goal. The ideal is not concretized law that cannot be violated under pain of some god-awful punishment, rather a point at which to aim out sights. The Republican ideals are violated in a myriad of ways nearly everyday, but at least the ideals are bigger and grander than doing whatever is expedient today, tomorrow be damned. And people still believe in the larger truths espoused therein.
Founded by abolitionists, the Republican Party has had a 150 year history of fighting for Civil Rights. In contrast, the Democratic Party's active opposition to Civil Rights gave rise to the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery, Democrats gave their lives to expand it while the Republicans gave their lives to ban
While Democrats were busy passing laws to hurt blacks, Republicans devoted their time to passing laws to help blacks. Republicans were primarily responsible for the following Civil Rights legislation:
1. The Emancipation Proclamation
2. The 13th Amendment
3. The 14th Amendment
4. The 15th Amendment
5. The Reconstruction Act of 1867
6. The Civil Rights of 1866
7. The Enforcement Act of 1870
8. The Forced Act of 1871
9. The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
10. The Civil Rights Act of 1875
11. The Freeman Bureau
12. The Civil Rights Act of 1957
13. The Civil Rights Act of 1960
14. The United States Civil Rights Commission
They also gave strong bi-partisan support and sponsorship for the
15. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
17. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
18. The 1968 Civil Rights Acts
19. The Equal Opportunity Act of 1972
20. Goals and Timetables for Affirmative Action Programs
21. Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973
22. Voting Rights Act of Amendment of 1982
23. Civil Rights Act of 1983
24. Federal Contract Compliance and Workforce Development Act of 1988
The Democrats opposed all of the above and to this day refuse to acknowledge their shameful past. ... History speaks for itself. Labels have changed, but Republican Party ideals have not. As noted writer Thomas Sowell once said, "If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today."
Beyond higher taxes, punishing the rich for their success, equality trumps freedom and liberty in all things, facts are lies, opposition to capital punishment for killers, and the righteousness of killing babies, I have a hard time determining exactly what are the ideals of the Democrat Party. Even when I was a Democrat, I had no idea what the higher principles of the Party of the People were. If anyone knows what positive ideals Democrats hold dear yesterday, today, tomorrow, I would be more than happy to publish then here without comment. Anyone?
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