why do democrats get upset when i point out the fact that they were the party of slavery? just because you guys fought for slavery in the?
past, doesn't man you are fighting for slavery now right?
ANON- actually Northern democrats called for Abraham Lincoln to be assassinated, and those calls came true.
ocul- democrats invoke states rights today.......even when they violate federal laws.......sanctuary state/cities are a perfect example of this.
Stephen- today's "liberal/conservative" didn't exist back then.......nice try though.
ANON- i know lots of non whites who vote republican.........democrats call them names like "race traitor, uncle tom". and etc.
David- you will not find one republican in the south who supported slavery, or owned a slave........i dare you to give me a link to one.
ANON- i would be a democrat if this was 1850? why would i join a party that hates America, and wages a civil war against America?........in fact that sounds like your democrat party today......the more things change the more they stay the same right?
- 6 months ago
In a sense the Democrat Party is still the party of slavery. The focus of the Democrat Party seems to be that we all become slaves to government. To keep us all on the plantation, as it were. Listen to the ever increasing lists of giveaways and promises the "herd" of 2020 Democrat/socialist/progressive/ candidates is promising to implement if they are elected. They are telling us that we have been in this wretched state for so long that we don't realize how miserable we really are. Of course once elected they will tell us that they are unable to lift us out of our miserable existence because those hateful Republicans stopped them.
If their agendas are implemented the divisiveness, (heaven forbid the violence), the hate, and the racism, the bad schools, the illiteracy, the dependency on government handouts, the affirmative action that lowers standards will continue. and eventually ingrain in all of us, regardless of race, creed or color, that we cannot function without the leash of big government and the harness of its regulations, i.e.,socialism and communism, keeping us at heel.
- JamesLv 76 months ago
I suppose the same reason regressives get upset when I mention the fact that “christian conservatives” were freedom hating racists when they founded the Democrats, and still are today when they joined the Republicans after Democrats turned liberal.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Because that's not the whole story. The Democratic party was split in two factions back then, Northern Democrats (liberal) and Southern Democrats (conservative). Northern Democrats did not support slavery, in fact, all the Northern states individually passed a law that abolished slavery long before the Civil War began.
It was the Southern Democrats that supported slavery. Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and just about everyone else in the south were Democrats back then. The KKK was founded by Southern Democrats from Tennessee who were former officers in the Confederate army. Why are the majority of people in southern states Republicans today when they had been Democrats since the days of Thomas Jefferson... what changed ?
- EisbärLv 76 months ago
Because it points out the very hypocrisy that American people today should be responsible for the actions taken by people who lived 150+ years ago, when they won't even take responsibility for the atrocities their entire party stood for. They should tear down all statues and symbols of their party's mascot. Their mascot comes from Andrew Jackson, who was the president who forced the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, and was called stubborn as a donkey, but yet, they love their donkey mascot. It clearly needs to go, it's a blatant symbol of racism. They should switch their mascot to a giant jelly fish, because just like their positions and arguments, they lack any substance, and are just full of gelatinous crap.
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- ocularnervosaLv 76 months ago
Why do conservatives get mad when you point out the entire argument over "states rights", that they use all the time, started because of slave states.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 76 months ago
Because we didn't fight for it. Conservatives in the party that is now ours fought for it. But we weren't born and the liberals alive then were Republicans and fought against slavery.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Put it on the republican platform, find out why non whites wont vote for republicans.
- DavidLv 76 months ago
I mostly find it a stupid argument. Republicans in the south supported slavery too. Plus... That was 150 years ago.
- Anonymous6 months ago
I don't get upset. I just laugh at your attempts to deny your own racism. The Democratic Party was the conservative party of America until some decades ago. You would have been a Democrat if this was 1850. God Bless
- EatItOrWearItLv 46 months ago
DEMS ARE THE REAL RACISTS REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE