A Lesson in History
May 17, 2011
As a lifelong Republican I have had to endure the anguish of belonging to a political party that was founded on the issue of slavery — a party that believed the abolition of slavery in America had to happen quickly. Its first candidate was defeated in the 1856 election when John C. Fremont, the pathfinder, was its candidate. Four years later, its candidate was destined to become a man most historians say was the greatest of all presidents: Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was a great human being who overcame many obstacles because he believed in the saving of the Union more than he believed in anything else — including his own welfare.
Anyone who cares enough about this once great Republic should learn our history and learn why the Republican Party was born in the first place. Also, our Founding Fathers, who opposed the monarchy of King George III, called themselves republicans. Notice the small r rather than the capital R. This is because the word republican was used to differentiate the Americans from the British.
It is unfortunate that events have so shaped the modern political landscape that the majority of the American media is a tool of the Democrat party. It is also a cruel irony that the First Amendment has been crushed by a media that is not a free press since it is not only a tool of the Democrat party, but also a willing engine of the Democrats.
Notice that Democrats never attack other Democrats, but modern Republicans do it often. For example, the narcissistic Newt Gingrich, who tried to gain a foothold in the Republicans sparring for the nomination, and so he attacked one of the best, most sincere, most expert Republican members of Congress . . . Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
If the GOP has any luck, Newt will disappear from the face of the earth and, hopefully, soon!