Accomplishments of Liberalism

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    Ours is a liberal country, most here respect each other, and respect change, they respect rights, and they respect that government operates for the people and not the corporation. It grows tiring listening to the propaganda that comes from conservatives today as I cannot think of a single thing they have done for this country. I mean that. Tell me and I want proof.

    Liberals founded this nation and all that follows.

    Interstate Highway System
    GI Bill
    Labor Laws
    Marshall Plan
    Environmental Laws
    Food safety laws
    Workplace safety laws
    Social Security
    Economic Growth
    Space Program
    Peace corps
    Civil rights movement
    The fight against Totalitarianism
    The Internet
    The Tennessee Valley project
    Women's right to vote
    Universal Public Education
    National Weather Service
    Scientific Research
    Product Labeling/Truth in Advertising Laws
    Public Health
    Morrill Land Grant Act
    Rural Electrification
    Public Universities
    Bank Deposit Insurance
    Earned Income Tax Credit
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Family and Medical Leave Act
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Public Broadcasting
    Americans With Disabilities Act

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    Not one conservative accomplishment? Surely someone can dream at least one up?
     
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    Patriot Act
    Three Strike Laws
    Death Penalty
    Faith based initiatives
    Adding "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance
    School vouchers
    No Child left behind
    Just say no
    Color coded terror alert system
    Adding "gender" to the Civil Rights Act (in an ill fated attempt to kill it)
     
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    How many times have you posted this crap now? Three times?

    The founders were not liberals in any modern sense of the word. The word changed meaning sometime in the 1930's, for americans at least.

    Interstate Highway System--a gigantic unintended subsidy to corporate retail/housing development, suburban sprawl, and the car-centric strip-mall model of building

    Marshall Plan--was never more than 2~3% of Germany's economy. Ludwig Erhard's free-market reforms are responsible for the German miracle

    Social Security--gigantic pyramid scheme which devours hundreds of billions which could have gone towards private retirement accounts

    Economic Growth--you've got to be shitting me

    Space Program--private companies can (and will) do it, but when there is a publicly subsidized alternative and restrictions on launches and rocket tech, we can't be surprised that it's taking so long

    Peace corps--government aid to africa has made the problem worse, by putting farmers and textile mills out of business, and by empowering corrupt african regimes

    Civil rights movement--companies are forced to a politically correct workforce, regardless of qualifications

    The fight against Totalitarianism--thanks for reminding us that liberals are not necessarily anti-war by any means

    The Internet--private industry went from hand-soldered computers to today's incredible machines in only 30 years, and also created the telephone communications system. Thus, it is inconceivable that they could have combined the two in the abscence of heavy government telecom regulations?

    The Tennessee Valley project--Sorry, you don't have a god-given right to electricity.

    Universal Public Education--people were more literate before rich industrialists funded the promotion of the Prussian school model

    Scientific Research--private industry doesn't research anything, nope

    Bank Deposit Insurance--enables banks to behave badly. If their gamble pays off, they outgrow the more cautious competition; if their gamble doesn't pay off, FDIC bails them out (or the Fed prints them out, if it's a big bank). Google "moral hazard".

    Earned Income Tax Credit--You gave us the income tax in the first place, now you're proud of a tax credit?

    Family and Medical Leave Act--ultimately, paid for by workers

    Public Broadcasting--all of their good shows could easily make it on private cable channels

    Americans With Disabilities Act--has increased unemployment numbers for the disabled, iirc
     
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    LOL - I think the chastity belt too but I could be wrong. So far none.
     
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    This really is one of the stupidest threads so far.

    THere's just no hope for a brainwashed nazi who believes every bit of leftist propaganda ever spouted.
     
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    That doesn't answer the question.
     
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    Republicans abolished slavery, and the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists.
    Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
    Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act.
    Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006.
    Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005. This bill, signed into law by President Bush in May, prevents a $31 billion tax increase on American families, small businesses, and seniors.
    Health care tax break for America's self-employed (These guys and the seniors and small businesses are who the libs are sneering about when they refer to "tax breaks for the rich.")
    Lawsuit reform act of 1995
    Telecommunications competition and deregulation bill
    Term limits
    School choice
    Republicans were the first major party to favor women's suffrage. When the 19th Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. The first woman elected to Congress was a Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana in 1917.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Look it up, genius. Lincoln is a Republican. Abolitionists were Republicans.

    The slave owners were largely DEMOCRAT.

    Here's some more racist liberal trivia:

    The well established colleges, such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, generally opposed abolition.

    Go figure.
     

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