Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
You seem to be missing the point. Party ideologies change from time to time. In Lincoln's time, the Republican party was considered the LIBERAL
party and the Democrats were the CONSERVATIVES. At some point over the last 50 years or so these ideologies switched. Today the Republican party is
home to the conservatives and the democratic party is home to the liberals. If you check your dates, you will see that the "Liberal" party has
always been a friend to the minorities in this country. In fact, I would argue that a party's stance when it comes to the rights of minorities would
be an excellent gauge as to its roots as having a conservative or liberal mindset. Nice try though, I am sure some people almost bought what you were
selling. Sorry, I just had to keep you honest.
Attention Minorities: Always, Always, Always Vote for the LIBERAL PARTY, no matter what it is calling itself at the time.
You are correct on one thing. The liberal party in the mid-1800s was the republicans, but to say that the "liberal party has always been a friend to
minorities" is no where close to the truth.
What has the current "liberal" party done for minorities, or for that matter, the nation as a whole??
Education....Lower standards for scholastic advancement. Not because the children are not able or intelligent enough to learn, but because parents,
kids and some teachers don't care. So we have to make sure little Johnny progresses like the others do so his little feelings and sensitivities
don't get hurt. They graduate from high school and can't even speak... or worse write decent English. Take the Connecticut firemen for example. No
blacks could pass the test for advancement so it was thrown out as criteria for getting advancement? WTF is that and how is that fair to the people
who studied their asses off to pass? Also...who would YOU rather have attending to your needs in an emergency? Some who knows what they are doing, or
someone who has been promoted based on the color of their skin because he or she could not pass a test???
Welfare...this system has done nothing but create another class of slavery.....slavery to the government. I have no problem with it as long as it is
used as a hand up in stead of a hand out. I have no problem with my tax money going to help those who have fallen on bad times and need TEMPORARY aid.
But your liberal party has created a welfare class who, for the most part, will never aspire to anything other than being reliant on the government.
They get just enough money to survive, but never enough to break out. As long as the government feeds, clothes, and houses them, they'll not go
anywhere, but the ghetto, and your liberals like it that way. They want to keep it that way, because it gets them votes.
Illegal immigration.....your liberals will never do what is right for the US relative to this topic. God, I could write all night on this issue.
When I read your statement about a minority should always, always, vote for the liberal party, two quotes come to mind.
The first is an old adage....
If you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. If you teach him to fish, he can feed himself for the rest of his life.
The other is attributed to Margaret Thatcher. She said, "The only thing wrong with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's
Spare us the crap about how awesome your liberal party is. They are hell bent on ruining the US. I tell my kids often that I am so glad I will not be
around in 60 years.
[edit on 18-7-2009 by Hugues de Payens]