Want to Research some History of our Political Parties?

@debrakcarey (19925)
United States
May 30, 2010 9:24pm CST
I have to use the internet at work for now, and cannot take the time to research this. So, I am asking interested mylotters to look up the history of each of our main political parties and post a synopsis here as a response. Democrat and Republican. Lets go back as far as you can find info. The reason for this is I was told by someone I know that ONE party was for slavery and the other wasn't. I'm interested to find out if it is so. I will not reveal right now which is which in my friend's info to me, but will at the conclusion of this discussion. Don't want to influence the responses.
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4 responses
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
31 May 10
The Democrats began as pro-slavery and the Republican Party was began by Abolitionists. Here is da links... http://wolfpangloss.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/the-anti-slavery-party/ http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=975 http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/21326 http://www.sonofthesouth.net/democratic-party-platform.htm http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1862/may/democratic-party-slavery.htm So the next time some clueless Liberal calls you a racist for disagreeing with 0bama, you can hit them with the true facts of the matter. Liberals believe in slavery, whereas Conservatives believe in Individual Liberty and Freedom for everyone as detailed in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Case Closed.
@urbandekay (18314)
31 May 10
Yes, those Republicans, such Liberals all the best urban
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• United States
31 May 10
That was then. This is now.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
1 Jun 10
urbandekay...there's good and bad in every group. I'm with cobra...lets just get rid of the party system and everyone contribute $3 at tax time to pay for debates and publishing the candidates platforms for those of us who cannot view the debates. No more hype and no more bribes and shinanigans. What do ya think?
@Taskr36 (13874)
• United States
31 May 10
I think anyone who knows history is aware that Republicans were always anti-slavery and anti-segregation. Democrats have tried to bury that part of history with morons like Harry Reid even saying people who opposed the health care bill were the same as those who wanted segregation.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Well, that was the info my friend gave me. Dem's (not all) were for the most part protective of slavery. They were also more in favor of Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood, which by simply googling her name will reveal to you her very racist philosophies. We are fed a pile of dog doo when we are told that the Democrat Party is the people's party. When they tell you that they are concerned for the welfare of the American people, you really need to look back the last few generations to see JUST HOW they actually have twisted their agenda to make it more easy to swollow. Do gooders abound in the Court, the ?White House and Senate, but is it really our 'good' they have in mind? Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
@dawnald (84125)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jun 10
The Republican party was anti-slavery, the Democratic party was mixed...
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Thank you so much for that unbiased and informative info.
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• United States
31 May 10
Hi, Deb! While the history is interesting, I'm more interested in the future. I'm beginning to find a lot of creedence in the arguments of those proposing a new Constitutional Convention, to start over without the parties that presently exist, and find a better, less divisive and corrupt way to run the country...
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I'm for getting rid of the partys too. But we don't need a new Constitution for that. The political party system is NOT in the Constitution.