“SHOULD THE SECOND OLDEST PARTY CHANGE TO A SOCIALISTIC PARTY OR PROGRESSIVE PARTY?”
Forbes News reported in 2014 that the Democratic Party had become the party of the rich supported by a “jet setting people” only worried about global warming which appears their true interest is a one world order (global community without borders).
Many people have changed political parties due to the issues personally seen impacting their personal lives; we are no different. Recently in looking for this difference as what we were told about the parties by our parents as the schools then didn’t attempt to sway a parent’s teachings in the 50’s and early 60’s, we found:
In the early 1900’s the oldest party was the Republican Party with the Democrats being the youngest party.
The Democrats believed in the inalienable rights of man, and their allegiance to the Constitution framed in harmony therewith by the fathers of the Republic. They held with the United States Supreme Court that the Declaration of Independence is the spirit of our government, of which the Constitution is the form and letter. They declared again that all governments instituted among men derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; that any government not based upon the consent of the governed is a tyranny; and that to impose upon any people a government of force is to substitute the methods of imperialism for those of a republic. They also held that the Constitution follows the flag, and denounce the doctrine that an Executive or Congress deriving their existence and their powers from the Constitution can exercise lawful authority beyond it or in violation of it. We assert that no nation can long endure half republic and half empire, and we warn the American people that imperialism abroad will lead quickly and inevitably to despotism at home.
During that same period the Republicans were concerned that the people then assembled at the polls, after a term of Democratic legislation and administration, business was dead, industry paralyzed and the National credit disastrously impaired. The country's capital was hidden away and its labor distressed and unemployed. The Democrats had no other plan with which to improve the ruinous conditions which they had themselves produced than to coin silver at the ratio of sixteen to one. The Republican party, denouncing this plan as sure to produce conditions even worse than those from which relief was sought, promised to restore prosperity by means of two legislative measures—a protective tariff and a law making gold the standard of value.
Then in 1900, the people by great majorities at the polls issued to the Republican Party a commission to enact these laws. This commission was executed, and the Republican promise was redeemed. Prosperity more general and more abundant than they had ever known followed those enactments. No single fact can more strikingly tell the story of what Republican Government means to the country than this—That while during the whole period of one hundred and seven years from 1790 to 1897 there was an excess of exports over imports of only $383,028,497, and then the short three years from 1897 to 1900 the present Republican administration had an excess of exports over imports in the enormous sum of $1,483,537,094.
In 1900, asking the American people to indorse this Republican record and to renew their commission to the Republican party, they reminded them of the fact that the menace to their prosperity has always resided in Democratic principles, and no less in the general incapacity of the Democratic party to conduct public affairs. The prime essential of business prosperity is public confidence in the good sense of the Government and in its ability to deal intelligently with each new problem of administration and legislation. That confidence the Democratic Party has never earned. It is hopelessly inadequate, and the country's prosperity, when Democratic success at the polls is announced, halts and ceases in mere anticipation of Democratic blunders and failures.
The Democrats attempted to endorse the “Chicago Platform” where the hostilities of the Civil War would be ended but not slavery. It was the Republican Party who believed in all people’s rights.
The Republicans then recognized the necessity and propriety of the honest co-operation of capital to meet new business conditions and especially to extend their rapidly increasing foreign trade, but they condemned all conspiracies and combinations intended to restrict business, to create monopolies, to limit production. or to control prices; and favor such legislation as will effectively restrain and prevent all such abuses, protect and promote competition and secure the rights of producers, laborers, and all who are engaged in industry and commerce. Just recently Hillary Clinton stated under their leadership the small businesses in America have declined.
Republicans in 1900 stated that they renewed theirfaith in the policy of Protection to American labor. In that policy our industries have been established, diversified and maintained. By protecting the home market competition has been stimulated and production cheapened. Opportunity to the inventive genius of our people has been secured and wages in every department of labor maintained at high rates, higher now than ever before, and always distinguishing our working people in their better conditions of life from those of any competing country. Enjoying the blessings of the American common school, secure in the right of self-government and protected in the occupancy of their own markets, their constantly increasing knowledge and skill have enabled them to finally enter the markets of the world. We favor the associated policy of reciprocity so directed as to open our markets on favorable terms for what we do not ourselves produce in return for free foreign markets.
Republicans also stated in 1900 that in the further interest of American workmen we favor a more effective restriction of the immigration of cheap labor from foreign lands, the extension of opportunities of education for working children, the raising of the age limit for child labor, the protection of free labor as against contract convict labor, and an effective system of labor insurance. They also stated that
in the further interest of American workmen we favor a more effective restriction of the immigration of cheap labor from foreign lands, the extension of opportunities of education for working children, the raising of the age limit for child labor, the protection of free labor as against contract convict labor, and an effective system of labor insurance.
We find now here in June, 2016 that we are almost in the same situation as in the statements by both Parties in 1900; 116 years later. We desperately need the Republican leadership once again to swing the pendulum back to almost center for our personal existence here in America and remove our debt, put our citizens back to work, fit only those deserving of citizenship, remove damaging executive orders, and protect our country and our citizens. Now rather than voting for each Senator we also believe we need to vote for Term Limits of each Senator and Representative as we believe we do not see the true Conservative Form in our current elected officials.