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The Republican Party had a progressive element, typified in the early 20th century by Theodore Roosevelt in the 1907–1912 period (Roosevelt was more conservative at other points), S
American Fascist reveals how TR’s early love of war and strong central government developed consistently into a view of ever-increasing government power over business with a strong integration of industry and military. He worked to impose national corporatism and vast regulation. He worked to increase the power of the executive office beyond historical precedent, sometimes bypassed Congress, and claimed to find new powers in the Constitution when needed. He confiscated millions of acres of land and waters for the federal government in the name of conservation. Above all, TR wanted war, war, war to a degree almost impossible to overstate. He desired war almost as a sport, and when not for sport, as a useful spur to industry and national greatness. On more than one occasion, TR acknowledged what bloody consequences would result in starting wars, but dismissed them as a mere means to the end of national greatness.
originally posted by: neo96
The people shouting loudest about being racist, have for almost over 2 centuries been the biggest racists here.
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: neo96
That history can't be denied. It can't be explained away. So what's a Democrat to do ?
How about quote the part where it is all Southern Democrats?
Both parties do have plenty of history of racism, but lets not act like it is solely on one side or be deceptive and try and say today's democrats would be part of the ones of that day.
And to think racism is solely a 21'st century thing is ridiculous.
Manifest Density was partly based on being the superior race and having a right to that land.
And Manifest Destiny was a philosophy based in part of Darwinism and as such cannot be called a uniquely American thing. The only American part of it was that Manifest Destiny was the American expression of social Darwinist concepts and beliefs that were also widely embraced and practiced by other parts of the world.
You are using facts from the 20th century and earlier to show that Democrats are racist in the 21st century.
originally posted by: darkbake
You are using facts from the 20th century and earlier to show that Democrats are racist in the 21st century. This makes no sense.