No, you're not getting it. They say that. It is an excuse for republicans. You see they want to go back where they could look down on ppl and even get rewarded (second class citizenship).
They want tradition. Where they benefit & can turn their head off of the destruction of a class of ppl that they have "proved" are not intelligent. They fail to tell anyone they prohibited & made it agains the law to teach a black person english. Oh, btw, slaves spoke a different language.
They forgot to tell you they could imprison blacks when THEY killed someone & blamed it on "those ppl hiding in the bushes"!
Republicans chant be free or die. What they mean is that NOTHING WILL COST THEM, (or little next to nothing) OR YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!
They are greedy, they want schools, streets, unemployment, military, police, etc...... and not pay for them.
They like to borrow and make a national debt and the fools that believe that THAT ISN'T RAISING TAXES are just tools because MOST OF THOSE REPUBLICANS DON'T KNOW COME HERE FROM SICK EM'.
First of all most democrats don't think that. That is what republicans say we think.
Democrats PAY as we go along and have always had to balance the budget after the Republicans have destroyed the country with weak dollars, recession, national debt, bad diplomacy, unempolyment, wars that has nothing to do with ANY OF OUR BUSINESS and last but not all or least BAIL OUTS. Which republicans do EVERYTIME they get in. While that means money from our taxes to give to the rich those idiots that are republicans always say that the DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET & BE FISCALLY SOUND.
Oh, that's right they say WE JUST WANT TO SPEND MONEY, the money that REPUBLICANS put us in debt for.