I’m tired of revisionist history!(This is a rant – if you don’t like it, move along!)
Fabian Socialists communists progressives (whatever they call themselves this week!) just keep pumping it out. Slow and steady wins the race.
As with so many other movements, this one began in an effort to improve society. Now, we all know with what the road to Hell is paved?
Pick up most modern public school textbooks and thumb through them. An suggested title for them might be We Apologize For The Republic!
Washington, Jefferson and company were damn near terrorists. (Of course, I guess they were). All colonialists hated the Blacks and the Indians (oops, Native Americans). And all supported slavery and having sex with their slaves. These are the kinds of messages our children are getting. (Jean Jacques Rousseau is being force-fed to our youth! Noble Savage my a** – they were living in the Third Stone Age when we arrived, killing and enslaving each other.)
No wonder we are raising generations of Americans who think we’ve all descended from the White Devil slavemasters!
(Oh, I forgot, they’re all athiests or deists, too! Besides, we don’t discuss religion in school.)
The Civil War (correction – War Between The States or the recent unpleasantness) was all about slavery. Vast increase of Federal government power had nothing to do with it. Lincoln was a great hero. After all he saved the Union! Didn’t you see the movie? ‘Freeing the slaves’ in the States in rebellion was hardly an enforceable act. And who needs habeus corpus, anyway? (Is rendition a NEW concept? Now NDAA, anyone?) AND, he got shot!
We used to speak of these United States, not the United States. The Seventeenth Amendment further consolidated Federal power, eliminating State government input in choosing Senators 68 years after the war. (1913)
Funny how the Sixteenth Amendment gets glossed over in text books.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
This ‘power’ was deliberately left out of the Constitution – by those evil White guys! But, it was sneaked* in later.
Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson (yecch!), Franklin Roosevelt (FOUR terms! are you kidding me? We call it the GREAT Depression – the rest of the World, just the Depression), LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Clinton. The current administration? Jack Kennedy would be considered a fiscal Republican by today’s standards. He’s considered great largely because he had charisma, and didn’t duck!
Ask most anyone, and they’ll tell you it was those evil Republicans who kept us from passing Civil Rights legislation in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Of course, if they looked deeper, they’d find it was the Democrats. The same President LBJ who signed The Civil Rights Act was the same Senator LBJ who blocked it eight years earlier!
And how about McCarthy? Seeing communists under our bed are we? Of course, that was silly. YES, he was a grandstanding a**h***e who climbed on the backs, careers and lives of others to get ahead. Look up character assassin in a dictionary. There’s his picture. HOWEVER, it’s finally coming to light that many of his accusations were TRUE! Many of those folks who were so-dramatically accused were indeed commie spies (or outside agitators (community organizers?))!! BUT, truth doesn’t matter, now that ‘they’ve’ established the McCarthyism meme as conservative paranoia. And no, there are no communists in government (Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Cass Sunstein et al).
And Richard Nixon. (subliminal messaging WATERGATE) He opened dialog and trade with the largest country in the World – The People’s Republic of China (WATERGATE) Without whom we probably wouldn’t have survived this long. (WATERGATE) (Instituted WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS)
They say the history books are written by the winners. If that’s the case, we’ve already lost.*sneaked – there’s no such word as snuck!