The only real issue: what exactly is a Republican?

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  1. EdwardBaiamonte
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    From day one a Republican has been someone opposed to the big liberal government of England and then opposed to those who would make our government bigger and bigger and more and more liberal with no end in sight short of monarchy or communism.
     
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    It's someone who makes broad generalizations and then thinks they have said something wise.
     
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    Why not say if the broad generalization is correct??. Do you know what a Republican is or what the history is? Once you do you too can be a Republican, unless of course you are opposed to freedom?
     
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    You do know that the Republican Party was founded in the 1850s, right? Long after we had ceased to be governed by England?
     
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    Actually Jefferson founded the Republican Party in 1791 to be about freedom or liberty from liberal government. If this is not true I will pay you $10,000. Bet?
     
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    The history is one thing. What they are today is completely and entirely opposed. Ronald Reagan is likely rolling over in his grave, telling them all to kiss his ass.
     
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    LOL let's clarify terms. (Actually, I could win that bet instantly because you used the term "liberal government" to describe what the DEMOCRATIC-Republican party -- its correct name -- was about freedom from. But never mind that.)

    You are saying that Thomas Jefferson founded in 1791 the political party that, in 1860, nominated Abraham Lincoln to the presidency, which is to say, the party that is known today as the Republican Party?
     
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    Can we keep this friendly, Mitt? Organizationally you're totally wrong, so you're never going to collect, anyway. :eusa_hand:
     
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    of course if true you would not be so afraid to explain why, would you?
     
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    what?????????????????



    I'm saying that Jefferson founded a Party in 1791 that he called Republican which stood for freedom and against big liberal governemnt.

    Modern Republicans use the same name and philosophy so are for all intents and purposes Republicans just like Jefferson. Welcome to your first lesson in American History.

    You can see that liberalism is essentially foreign to America, although not to Cuba or Stalinist Russia which of course explains why liberals spied for Stalin.
     

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