Did you notice this, on the same page, from the Dixiecrat Platform, regarding their opposition to the repeal of the poll tax:
The negro is a native of tropical climate where fruits and nuts are plentiful and where clothing is not required for protection against the weather ... The essentials of society in the jungle are few and do not include the production, transportation and marketing of goods. [Thus] his racial constitution has been fashioned to exclude any idea of voluntary cooperation on his part.
We need to focus on that this was the DEMOCRAT party, and one branch of it. The GOP was more supportive of civil rights laws than the Democrats were, but the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and when it was passed in 1965, the Democrats got most of the credit.
posted on 12/11/2002 12:52:29 PM PST
Everything you said is correct, but let's face it. 95% of our population pays absolutely no attention to politics save for a few 10-second sound-bites on the evening news. As Republicans we have to understand that the majority of people are political rubes who don't understand the inner workings of the beltway.
posted on 12/11/2002 12:55:38 PM PST
Agreed. We're the party of Lincoln. We're the party of meritocracy.
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