“From Sago, a good question and a point about limited government. Seems Democrats have a history of government interventionism.
An entire generation of American voters came to their collective senses and did not elect a Democrat as President of the United States for 52 years, from 1860 to 1912, with the noteworthy exception of Grover Cleveland. There was very good reason for this public snubbing of Democrat candidates…Democrats were pro-slavery. They had instigated the secession of southern states that had brought about the Civil War. They were anti-business and in favor of legislating countless laws and regulations designed to ‘protect’ citizens from themselves. It’s really kind of strange. The Democrats of 1860 were in favor of states rights and a very limited role for the federal government, but once they lost the Civil War and were allowed back into the U.S. Congress, they almost immediately championed the cause of a powerful central government that could heap countless oppressive regulations, first on American business, then on the people themselves. …”
|Cleveland ,22nd and 24th President of the United States. |
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