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The more we Republicans know about the history of our Party, the more the Democrats will worry about the future of theirs.
1 posted on 08/08/2003 7:37:07 AM PDT by Grand Old Partisan
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To: Grand Old Partisan
History is vastly underappreciated. In short, nobody cares.
2 posted on 08/08/2003 7:40:40 AM PDT by newgeezer (What part of "shall not be infringed" do they fail to understand?)
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To: Grand Old Partisan
While this is a fair point to bring up, the problem is that several of the then-Democrats who opposed this and other civil rights laws become Republicans. This leaves Republicans in the uncomfortable position of explaining how and why anti-civil rights congressmen found a home in the Republican party. No, I don't think that this means that the Republicans are racist but I do think that blacks will zero in on this question and the Republicans need to do better than I've seen them do in the past in explaining what happened. Bear in mind that many blacks specifically will not vote Republican because they feel that the Republican party, if not racist, is a home to racists and the large number of anti-civil rights Democrats who fled to the Republican party only reinforces that impression.
3 posted on 08/08/2003 7:42:34 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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9 posted on 08/08/2003 8:24:09 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Grand Old Partisan
Personally I don't know if I'd use the word "credit". This unconstitutional piece of legislation has done incalculable damage to our society:
- It has encouraged tides of illegal immigration. Even if illegals don't benefit directly from this law, they benefit indirectly because employers are more liable to legal action if their workforces don't show enough "diversity". Illegal immigration enables them to make instant diversity. Just add Mexicans!

- For much the same reason, it has made our country more vulnerable to terrorism by giving protection to people from terror-sponsoring societies.

- It has contributed to the breakdown in character in much of society, by making employers and others covered by this Act afraid of using their power of discipline over those who deserve it, for fear that they might be hit with a lawsuit. Instead, they take the easier route with the attitude of "anything goes".

- And, of course, it exacerbates the problem it was supposedly intended to solve. Many of those who fall under its protection know how to play it to their advantage, the result being that these minorities, when they appear in the workforce, are going to wind up less qualified than whites - NOT because they inherently are less qualified, but because the law imposes a de facto selection bias that contributes to that outcome. The upshot is that minorities appear "inferior" in the eyes of whites who don't properly think through the causes, and racism is perpetuated.


10 posted on 08/08/2003 9:40:47 AM PDT by inquest (We are NOT the world)
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11 posted on 08/08/2003 11:19:46 AM PDT by Tribune7
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