Source (Though I wouldn’t stray for too long, blood may shoot out of your ears.)
1.) Conservatives opposed the American Revolution
- Republicanism is deeply rooted in our history, going all the way back to ancient Greco-Roman times. The ideals of Republicanism was based off of virtue and duty of a citizen to their republic. It was these Republican ideals that helped light the whisk to the American Revolution. With the growing tariffs being implemented on the colonies (taxation without representation), Britain appeared as more of a corrupt persevere overseer than as a guiding hand. The true opposition to the Revolution were the Tories. They came from all socioeconomic structures, but a large amount of them had a financial stake in the British maintaining their thumb in the new world’s pie. Conservatives didn’t oppose the Revolution, but it was those who relied on GB to pay their salaries that primarily did; And who does that sound like?
2.) Conservatives supported Slavery
This is where the intellectual dishonesty is troubling in the Democrats. They attempt to paint Lincoln as something he simply never was: A Democrat. The Civil war was a war to end slavery, the secession of the south was fueled by Democrats who wanted to continue to twist the Constitution to fit their liberal interpretation. That’s where these classifications come from, liberals have a loose interpretation of the constitution, hence why they’re liberal. The same liberal interpretation that allowed them to have as their platform that POC’s were only 3/5ths of a man when compared to white men. Conservatives held to the constitution that nothing and no one can take away a persons right to life, liberty, and their pursuit of happiness.
3.) Conservatives opposed blacks and women voting
The civil rights act of 1964 saw 82% and 80% of the Republican Senate, and House respectively, voting in favor of the right to vote for any and all.
This is as opposed to a 69% and 63% ‘yay,’ vote (Senate/House) for what was a Democrat controlled Congress.
If the Republicans were so against the right to enfranchisement for women and POC, then why did they vote more in favor of it than their liberal counterparts?
4.) Conservatives opposed Child Labor Laws
That’s insanely interesting considering that the very first mentioning of the Federal government stepping in to regulate child Labor was in 1924 by a Ohio congressmen by the name of Israel Moore Foster.
Oh, did I mention he was a Republican…which was a part of a Republican controlled Congress…Which was ratified in all Republican states except for the Democratic South?
The support for this amendment died out around 1938 when the Fair Labor Standard was passed with the tack on provision of ending child labor, though the main provision in it was to raise minimum wage.
Kind of hard to oppose something you’re party not only introduced, but tried to pass a decade before. Weird.
5.) Republicans opposed the New Deal, Public Unions, Handout Programs.
I’m tying in the next couple of claims made by our photo creator because they all stem from the same time period in which Roosevelt dragged the US economy through the mud. It’s no surprise that the new deal is being heralded as possibly one of the worst things ever done…ever.
Because it was, it sought the end of a deep depression, an admirable task, but the myriad of Keynesian economics to help off set the failing economy only put more of a burden on the working poor than it did to uplift them.
The same goes for public unions, as the Detroit auto crisis has shown. The inflated wages and pensions of the workers under the union broke the back of the auto sector. The fact that the government bailed them out did not allow for the companies to settle their differences in Bankruptcy court. Because of this, these companies were unable to renegotiate their contracts with UAW in order to mitigate the costs, the government had essentially paid the balance for them. Furthermore, Public unions are the creator of every pension problem in this country, and will more than likely continue to be until that bubble bursts.
The problems resides in the notion that it is forced tax payer dollars paying for it. It’s a fancy way of wealth redistribution, and everyone’s involved.
The Supreme Court originally passed rulings that had eventually led to the passing of several Federal standards for the employer-employee relationship. These mandated programs were opposed because it had introduced a third party into what was originally an arms length relationship between employer and employee.
Conservatives opposed these things because the government shouldn’t be in the business of regulating the private sector. This was, at the time, an over reach of the governments power. Before the ‘new deal,’ the government wasn’t a part of the private sector, they didn’t have any regulations because they were in two different worlds. Conservatives sought to keep it that way, not because they sought to keep in place unfair labor laws, but because it was an issue for the employer-employee relationship; and the people were handling it just fine.
Republicans didn’t want to expand the power of government, true to their conservative Republican values. Certainly not after it was the roaring 20’s were our free market economy turned our nation into a production powerhouse and conservatives believed we could do it again.
Mandated programs will always be opposed by Conservatives, because it comes out of your wallet. All of these mandated programs are essentially coercion with no promise of the same benefits when we’re eligible for the same services. If a guy asked to borrow five dollars, and promised to repay you forty years from now, would you really expect to seem him in 40 years? Neither would I.
6.) Conservatives opposed the Affordable Care Act.
Remember that this upcoming election when the glitz and glamour of Democrats can’t change what’s on the inside of an envelope holding your policy termination letter, or the broken website, or the hundreds of dollars of premiums, or the long emergency room lines, or your old doctor/hospital not covered under your plan.
Remember, that Conservatives tried to keep your money in your pocket, as they always have and always will.