Politics & Philosophy by Dr. Martin D. Hash, Esq.
Democrats and Republicans were not always so partisan as they are now. Through a fluke of history, the Civil War, many were “Blue Dog” Democrats, primarily from the South, who had a lot in common with Republicans, but they were racists, and Republicans freed the slaves, so these legislators became Democrats out of perversity. When there’s a block of people who think like you but they’re on the other side, coalitions can be made, so they would often cross Party lines to vote with Republicans. A lot of bipartisan legislation was passed during the time of this anomaly, which lasted several generations. However, by this millennium, that aberration has disappeared, and cross-party coalitions are a rarity.
Now, because there is diversity, there is divergence, and once sacrosanct ideals, like liberty & freedom, are under serious debate. The model Democrat used to be President John F. Kennedy; his inauguration speech included the famous phrase, “we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” That is no longer true; for the past decade, the ideology of the Democrat party has slipped more and more into egalitarianism & collectivism, until it’s now closer to Communism than it is to JFK's Democrats, leaving JFK Democrats no where to go.
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