ME
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ME asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

How come Democrats are in denial that there party founded the Confederacy?

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Democrats, you are aware that in the rest of the world Liberal is right wing? LOL You nazis sure are slow

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  • Andy F
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Other people have said what I intended to -- which is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have CHANGED over the years.

    To tell the truth, many Southern Democrats were horribly racist as recently as the 1930s, when Democratic chairmen of House and Senate committees helped block the liberal Roosevelt administration from enacting a federal anti-lynching law.

    As recently as the 1950s and 1960s, there were prominent southern Democrats in the Senate who filibustered against the enforcement of constitutional amendments guaranteeing black people the right to vote.

    But in this universe, everything changes, and political parties are no exception to the rule.

    In other words, Ayn Rand and the so-called "Objectivists" are dead wrong. The Ayn Randers make a big point of believing that "A is never Not-A," that people & institutions and things have some mysterious inner essence that always remains the same.

    According to modern science, however, the truth is mostly what the Greek philosopher Heraclitus believed: "You can't step in the same river twice."

    In fact, when you think about it, you may not be able to step in the "same river" even once, because the river changes somewhat even as you step into it.

    Every "river" -- and all of physical and social reality -- is constantly changing & evolving. Nothing including the sun & moon & the earth & the galaxies really stays the same in the long run.

    And while we all perceive individuals and animals and institutions and stars & planets etc. as being separate & independent entities -- they're not. Ultimately, everything in the universe is physically interconnected with everything else -- at least if you look hard enough for the links.

    The universe is therefore "dialectical," interconnected & perpetually changing. It doesn't consist of Plato's Ideal Forms, eternal & unchanging metaphysical entities that exist outside of time & space.

    In a Platonic universe of Ideal Forms, of inner "essences," your question would be a great one: How can the Democrats possibly stand for racial equality now, when they stood for slavery then?

    How, too, can today's Republican Party stand for white racism, at least in the South, when 100 years ago the Republicans were champions of racial justice?

    But in a dialectical, ecological and evolutionary universe, political parties can easily stand for one ideal at time X and a completely different ideal at time Y.

    Everything on earth, both good & bad, is impermanent; that's just how it is in real life. Welcome to real life!

    Source(s): Thich Nhat Hahn, "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching" Friederich Engels, "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" Friederich Engels: "Anti-Duhring"
  • 9 years ago

    I don't have a problem and am not in denial of the fact that the south was mostly Democrat prior to and after the Civil War. But much like the Republican party is not the same Republican party as it was in the 50's and 60's, neither is the Democrat Party the same as it was in the Civil War time. For instance, it was the Dems who helped fight for the civil rights of African Americans in the 60's and the Republicans who fought against it.

  • Cougar
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    And what exactly was wrong with the Confederacy? Seems to me that if a free people choose to exercise an alternate political arrangement, that is their right. For example, if 75% of Vermonters wished to leave the Union, does the rest of the country have the right to FORCE them to stay. Isn't that the exact opposite of the principles that the country was founded on in the first place?

    The Civil War was not as much about slavery as it was about sectionalism and the divergence of the Northern and Southern economies. Most alternate history researchers have opined that had the CSA survived, slavery would have been abolished not later than 1890.

  • vos
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    no longer possibly the democratic social gathering. even then the democrat social gathering grow to be diffrent than that of as we talk. however the greater suited this they have been struggling with approximately grow to be federalism v antifederalism. on your words than if the south grow to be " democrats" meaning to you that the south as we talk could be democrats than the democrats of as we talk might prefer little or no FEDERAL government capability because they have been anti federalists contained in the 1860's. you fail and probably in case you found out something somewhat of being a dash whiney toddler to the certainty that to procure shown incorrect you may honestly learn something

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Why are Republicans in denial that Democrats founded the nation?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The modern day Democrat didn't. The title of Democrat meant something way different back in the Reconstruction Era and pre-reconstruction. It's like the word gay; it once meant happy yet now it means homosexual.

  • 9 years ago

    "Their party", not "there party".. There is not the same as their. Did you know Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive? That's what they called Liberals in the late 19th and early 20th century. It's true. He was a Republican too.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    We're not. CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS founded the confederacy. Abraham Lincoln was a LIBERAL REPUBLICAN who was displeased that CONSERVATIVES owned other human beings. Got that THIS TIME?

  • bond
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The parties today do not resemble the parties 150 years ago, and I am a con.

  • hey buddy the democrats during that time period were conservative not liberal... now it is the other way around... get your facts straight...

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