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GREENHEAD22
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?

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the constitution must be circumvented in order to preserve it.





Jesus Christ man. People like you are why the secession petitions are going around. Try thinking for sure self for once. If you truly believe that I am ashamed to call you an American.


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Gmorgan4982
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
They're on the same side.


Gmorgan4982
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Lincoln understood that in times of crises, the constitution must be circumvented in order to preserve it.


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MStant1
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RollTide1987
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
I'm curious as to how these anti-Lincolnites would have gone about fighting the Civil War.



MStant1
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Not fighting?


MrTide33
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
For one thing, liberal and conservative values change. When liberals get what they want they become conservatives. When conservatives lose what they want they become liberals. Whether or not youre conservative depends on the current values


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RollTide1987
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
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Not fighting?



Ah...so you would have rather allowed the South to leave and stay gone, thus destroying any chance of democracy ever catching on in Europe and changing the course of history forever? Got it!

And if you think I'm just making shite up, you're deluding yourself. Britain and France were actively cheering on the Confederacy throughout the conflict. Not because they thought the North oppressive or because they wanted cotton at cheaper the rates, but because they saw the United States as a direct threat to their imperial power. Divided, the United States wasn't much of a threat and probably would have eventually dissolved into multiple sovereignties, thus making North America resemble the map of Europe.

To not fight would have invited the destruction of the United States and further division of the Confederacy when states didn't like where the central government was steering the greater whole.

That is what Lincoln talked about in his Gettysburg Address. This wasn't just a fight over the future of a single nation, but the future of democracy itself.

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intel
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Liberal vs Conservative isn't a viable juxtaposition when looking at the two political parties in the days of Abraham Lincoln. Extrapolated to today's ideolgy, both parties were conservative. What happened in the early 20th Century is that leftism/statism began to creep into the democrat party, spawned by believers in Marx and Engel's Manifesto written over 50 years earlier. Although there were the Illuminati, but they were an ideology onto itself.

Of course what did separate the two political party's in the 1800's was the slavery issue. And that didn't change, as republicans voted in larger percentages in both Houses of Congress for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact the democrats filibustered the Act, led by Robert Byrd, (D-WV). And we can't forget that the KKK was created by the democrats as their terror organization designed to punish and kill blacks and republican supporters. Where republicans and blacks parted ways was with entitlements, or more specifically unconstitutional specific welfare. At which point the democrats essentially put blacks on their plantation. Republicans were for freedom for all, but not unconstitutional welfare for specific groups.

We have to be careful when talking about, or using dictionary definitions where liberal and conservative is concerned. Or one being in favor of 'change' and the other one, 'status quo'. The left often uses this subterfuge to their advantage. For example, take the Soviet Union. When the Bolsheviks won the revolution and took over Russia, installing communism, they were called liberals, since they wanted the system changed. Then when the Soviet Union crumbled and Gorbachev instituted 'Glasnost', the old communists were against it, e.g., against that change. Now they were on both ends of change, being for the 1st and against the 2nd, but their ideology hadn't changed at all. They were communists in both instances. American political ideology's are more nuanced than a simple dictinary definition. Today, if you wanted to look up liberal ideolgy in a dictionary, you would have to look under marxism and keynesianism. Conservatism in the dictionary would be found under liberalism, to wit: free enterprise economy, limited government, property rights, religious freedom, firearms freedom, love of liberty, etc. All things repubicans champion today.


intel
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Teddy Roosevelt was still a capitalist, he simply sought to break up the big Trusts or conglomerates, which were stifling competition. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and loved to kill Buffalo and other animals. He also rather enjoyed fighting in war. He wouldn't make a very good liberal by today's standards.

We have to be very careful in distinguishing between Teddy Roosevelt the progressive (small l) and the modern democrat party Progressive (big L). Big L Progressive takes its lineage from the Communist movement.


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EZE Tiger Fan
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
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They're on the same side.


Wilson and FDR agree with this.

Those two frickers are smiling in hell right now at what they created, especially that racist FDR.


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EZE Tiger Fan
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Of course what did separate the two political party's in the 1800's was the slavery issue. And that didn't change, as republicans voted in larger percentages in both Houses of Congress for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact the democrats filibustered the Act, led by Robert Byrd, (D-WV). And we can't forget that the KKK was created by the democrats as their terror organization designed to punish and kill blacks and republican supporters. Where republicans and blacks parted ways was with entitlements, or more specifically unconstitutional specific welfare. At which point the democrats essentially put blacks on their plantation. Republicans were for freedom for all, but not unconstitutional welfare for specific groups.

We have to be careful when talking about, or using dictionary definitions where liberal and conservative is concerned. Or one being in favor of 'change' and the other one, 'status quo'. The left often uses this subterfuge to their advantage. For example, take the Soviet Union. When the Bolsheviks won the revolution and took over Russia, installing communism, they were called liberals, since they wanted the system changed. Then when the Soviet Union crumbled and Gorbachev instituted 'Glasnost', the old communists were against it, e.g., against that change. Now they were on both ends of change, being for the 1st and against the 2nd, but their ideology hadn't changed at all. They were communists in both instances. American political ideology's are more nuanced than a simple dictinary definition. Today, if you wanted to look up liberal ideolgy in a dictionary, you would have to look under marxism and keynesianism. Conservatism in the dictionary would be found under liberalism, to wit: free enterprise economy, limited government, property rights, religious freedom, firearms freedom, love of liberty, etc. All things repubicans champion today.


This is correct, but you will get blasted by the true believers here.


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DEANintheYAY
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
If anyone is serious about this topic they should read this book:

The Rise of Southern Republicans

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FT
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Thanks for the reference!


intel
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Sorry, but the Klan was created by the democrap party as their terror mechanism. It was designed to punish and kill blacks and republicans. Byrd, who led the democrap filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was a democrap to the end.


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intel
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Yes, interpolated to modern day, the Federalists were Conservatives and the anti-Federalists were today's libertarians. There was no party at our Founding that emulates today's democrap party. Even the democrat party that sprang up with Andrew Jackson (yes Jefferson was a libertarian) is a far cry from today's democrap party. Today's democrap party is an early 20th century invention, beginning with Wilson.


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intel
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
There were democrats who switched to the republican party, but it wasn't because of racism, it was because of the democrap party's lurch ot the left. Most were ardent anti-communists. Three of those who switched were: Ronald Reagan, Jean Kirkpatrick, and Bob Bennet. Kirkpatrick was Reagan's UN Ambassador and Bennet was Reagan'a Secty of Education.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
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Thanks for the reference!


Merle & Earl Black are two of the top political scientists in the country and do a lot of specific work regarding the South.

Some other good reading:

"The Mind of the South" by W.J. Cash
"I'll Take My Stand" by a group of Southern professors
"Southern Politics" by V.O Key


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