July 20th, 2016

theman

Identifying the Problem

From 2006, but still relevant...

Conservatism is the ideology of the past—- a past we don’t want to return to... The story of American history is that of conservative ideas and prejudices falling away as our society grows more progressive and thus more true to our nation’s founding ideals.

Conservatives supported slavery,
conservatives opposed women’s suffrage,
conservatives supported Jim Crow,
conservatives opposed the 40-hour work week and the abolishment of child labor,
and conservatives supported McCarthyism.

In short, all the major advancements of freedom and justice in our history were pushed by liberals and opposed by conservatives, no matter the party they inhabited at the time...

*LINK*

It's relevant because the current Republican Party platform is
against gun control,
against gay rights,
against abortion rights,
against the federal student loan program,
against environmental regulations, against immigrants,
and it does not accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. *LINK*