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I think that it’s really about stability in the Gulf. It’s about rogue regimes trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. It’s about aggressive dictators. After all, Saddam Hussein launched wars against several of his neighbors. He was trying to develop weapons of mass destruction, certainly when we went in in 1991. So I think what we were going after was an aggressive dictator who was a destabilizing force in the entire region.
Almost all of these large or innovative government programs were strenuously resisted by conservatives.
Interstate Highway System
It wasn't Ike's idea. It was a liberal initiative begun in the '30s. Ike was a liberal.
Almost all of our Labor Laws (and All Child Labor laws)
The Marshall Plan
Freedom of Information Act
Workplace safety laws
The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944" (a.k.a. "The GI Bill")
The Space Program
Securities Act of 1933 & Most banking Regulations
The Peace Corps
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
The Civil rights movement
Fight against Nazis, Fascism and Totalitarianism
(Wilson, FDR ,Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy were all liberals)
The Development and Deployment for the Internet (DARPA/HPCA)
The Tennessee Valley project
Women's right to vote
Universal Public Education
National Weather Service
National Science Foundation/Basic Scientific Research
Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
Public Health Service and CDC
Morrill Land Grant Act (land for State public Universities)
Bank Deposit Insurance
Earned Income Tax Credit
Family and Medical Leave Act
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hoover Dam Project
Americans With Disabilities Act
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Ended Sexual Discrimination in the U.S. Miltary