Dems and war
If anyone bothered to go back and look at the Democrat Party Platform from the year 1864 they would find that the Democrats haven’t changed much in the last eight score and three years.
(Second Platform): “Resolved, That this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failuretorestoretheUnionbytheexperimentofwar, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity of war-power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view of an ultimate convention of the States, or other peaceable means, to the end that, at the earliest practicable moment, peace may be restored on the basis of the Federal Union of the States.”
So, here’s what they may have said about those times and about Abraham Lincoln: There is dissension in the North because Abe is losing the Civil War. He has had four years to win it and he has failed miserably. Too many brave men have died trying to restore the Union through military force. Lincoln and the Republicans have assumed powers above and beyond those allocated by the Constitution. Lincoln and his administration have taken extraordinary measures in their failed attempt to prosecute the war, including spying and censorship. Let the Southern States secede from the Union and form their own Confederacy even though that means a perpetuation of slavery in the South. Let us make peace with the Confederacy and once again become a single Union, even if that Union consists of only twenty-four Northern and Western states.
Now, here’s what they are saying about our timesandaboutGeorgeW.Bush:TheAmerican people voted for the Democrats in 2006 because they want us to get out of Iraq. Bush has been fighting for Iraqi freedom and he has failed miserably. Too many brave men have died trying to bring freedom to the Iraqi people, and Iraq has nothing to do with terrorism. Bush and the Republicans have assumed powers above and beyondthoseallocatedbytheConstitution. Heand his administration have trampled on the civil rights of the terrorists captured in Afghanistan, have embarrassed those captured in Iraq, and havebuggedterroristcellphonesintheU.S.without proper authorization. Set a timetable for getting out of Iraq, even though that most certainly will result in an Islamic theocracy in Iraq and a worldwide increase in terrorism. One thing seemsabundantlyclear:eitherAbrahamLincoln was a terrible president, a usurper and a tyrant whoshouldhavebeenimpeached,orGeorgeW. BushisanotherAbrahamLincoln. Inanyevent, the Democrat Party doesn’t appear to have changed much over the years. Marvin D. Pipher Houston, Texas