Sunday, October 22, 2017

Why Is The First Republican President Featured On a Democrat's Website?

.   Okay, you've all figured out from my articles on WordPress.com that I am a proud Democrat, so you're probably wondering why I have a Republican featured here.
   President Abraham Lincoln governed more like a liberal Democrat than today’s conservative Republican. 
   During the Great Debates when Lincoln ran against Stephen Douglas for the Illinois Senate seat in 1858, Lincoln argued that slavery was wrong and that it should be banned.  Douglas argued that the voters should decide for themselves whether the peculiar institution was moral or unjust (source: http://www.history.com/topics/lincoln-douglas-debates).
    Now, tell me who that sounds like? 
    Exactly, a modern-day Republican.  After all, it is they who say that the voters should decide what 

is just and what is unjust-whether or not the voters have all the facts of the issues.



      I wonder what the voters thought of President Eisenhower’s decision to use military force to 

enforce the Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education? 


    Much like President Washington, who was put in a comparable situation, Eisenhower had a pretty 

good idea that he would not have to use any ammunition, as he was the hero of World War II; the 

Supreme Allied Commander who took charge on D-Day. 


     President Dwight Eisenhower knew he could afford the political capital to gamble his presidency-

and he won.


     However, Eisenhower was a crappy Republican by today’s standards.  This is because no 

Republican cares about race relations and no Republican would build the Interstate System, as 

Eisenhower had.


    It was after the election of 1960 that the two parties permanently switched sides, although Franklin 

D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman were staunch liberals.  However, back to Lincoln.


   President Abraham Lincoln was, for the most part, a just man-at least if you leave out the way he 

treated the Indians like crap.  By in large, however, Abraham Lincoln was a just man who was 

slightly ahead of his age-and that’s why he is featured on this website.

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