Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holy SH*T I'm a Democrat !!!

You've Come a Long Way Baby


1. Resolved, That the federal government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the constitution, and the grants of power shown therein, ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the government, and that it is inexpedient and dangerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers.

2. Resolved, That the constitution does not confer upon the general government the power to commence and carry on, a general system of internal improvements.  


3. Resolved, That the constitution does not confer authority upon the federal government, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several states, contracted for local internal improvements, or other state purposes; nor would such assumption be just or expedient.  


4. Resolved, That justice and sound policy forbid the federal government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of another, or to cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion of our common country—that every citizen and every section of the country, has a right to demand and insist upon an equality of rights and privileges, and to complete and ample protection of person and property from domestic violence, or foreign aggression.  


5. Resolved, That it is the duty of every branch of the government, to enforce and practice the most rigid economy, in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised, than is required to defray the necessary expenses of the government.  


6. Resolved, That congress has no power to charter a national bank; that we believe such an institution one of deadly hostility to the best interests of the country, dangerous to our republican institutions and the liberties of the people, and calculated to place the business of the country within the control of a concentrated money power, and above the laws and the will of the people.  


7. Resolved, That congress has no power, under the constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states, and that such states are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the constitution; that all efforts by abolitionists or others, made to induce congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political institutions.


8. Resolved, That the separation of the moneys of the government from banking institutions, is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the government, and the rights of the people.


9. Resolved, That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, and sanctioned in the constitution, which makes ours the land of liberty, and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation, have ever been cardinal principles in the democratic faith; and every attempt to abridge the present privilege of becoming citizens, and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition laws from our statute-book.


The title of this post is my exclamation upon reading this, the first Democratic Party platform from May 6, 1840.  This is a Democratic Party I could affiliate with, unfortunately it no longer exists.


Cheers!

~Finntann




25 comments:

Thersites said...

Dialectics gives expression to a law which is felt in all grades of consciousness and in general experience. Everything that surrounds us may be viewed as an instance of dialectic. We are aware that everything finite, instead of being inflexible, is rather changeable and transient; and this is exactly what we mean by the dialectic of the finite, by which the finite, as implicitly other than it is, is forced to surrender its own immediate or natural being, and turn suddenly into its opposite. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Thersites said...

The first mistake in public business is the going into it. - Benjamin Franklin

conservativesonfire said...

I love being educated. Thanks!

Joe Conservative said...

The days of the American Republic, like that of its' "Roman" counterpart, are ending. Once Harry Reid exercises his threatened "nuclear option" in the Senate, minority rights protecting American's "negative liberties" will disappear and Congress will officially become the President's "rubber stamp", and nothing more. The Checks and Balance no longer perform either.

Especially in the case of Civil Rights... summum jus summa injuria.

KP said...

One of the most troubling aspects of the changes being made to our government by Bush and Obama is the move to make Congress irrelevant.

Silverfiddle said...

KP: Democrats and Republicans in congress have made themselves irrelevant by failing to do their jobs. They rubber-stamped Bush, and now they are rubber-stamping Obama, and the lapdogs in the press stand on their little hind legs, wag their tails and piddle themselves in excited glee.

Jersey McJones said...

Finntann aned Silver,

What you have posted above is the Antebellum platform of the Democratic Party.

Congratulations. You are Confederates.

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah Jersey, and you are a member of the Democrat party that unsuccessfully tried to vote down the 1964 Civil Rights act.

See how easy it is to play this game. The platform says nothing about slavery and was not drawn up by confederates.

Congratulations. You're a moron who can't face facts.

Divine Theatre said...

There is no longer a dime's worth of difference between the alleged two parties. We are a one party system, unfortunately

Andie

Silverfiddle said...

"There is no longer a dime's worth of difference between the alleged two parties. We are a one party system, unfortunately"

That is my conclusion as well...

-FJ said...

Who supported tax cuts to bankruptcy?

The guy who bailed out Wall Street (TARP)?

The guy who bailed out GM/Chrysler?

I didn't see many Democrats voting against TARP bailouts in favour of "bankruptcy"...

The revised HR1424 was received from the Senate by the House, and on October 3, it voted 263-171 to enact the bill into law. Democrats voted 172 to 63 in favor of the legislation, while Republicans voted 108 to 91 against it; overall, 33 Democrats and 24 Republicans who had previously voted against the bill supported it on the second vote

Ooops, the Lemon Socialist Party won... taxpayers bailing out private investors and corporations is now the Hallmark of the modern Democratic Party.

FreeThinke said...

Resolved. This once-great nation has rendered itself moribund. We're done, and we might as well be dead.

Jersey McJones said...

Silver, you should've done a little research before you allowed that post.

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

Jersey: You should do some research before you open your mouth and make buffoonish statements.

It must sting reading those words while squatting in the shabby, statist-sodden shack that is today's Democrat party.

Jersey McJones said...

Silver, you're not addressing the substance and context of that post, as I did. That platform was a precursor to the Civil War, a line in the sand, so to speak. By associating yourself with it, you sound like an Antebellum Southern Democrat - a Confederate.

Really, you righties have sounded like Confederates for some years now. In the old days, conservatives always yearned to turn back the clock one or two, maybe three, generations. You guys, lately, sound like you want to dial it back eight generations!

You just don't hear it coming right out your own mouth, do you?

JMJ

Finntann said...

Jersey, I know what it is and I know what it says, and I know where it fits contextually in American history.

As stated, it's the Democratic Platform of 1840, and they are not saying a damn thing that wasn't said 33 years earlier when the states ratified the Constitution... including the northern states.

The 1840 Democratic candidate was Martin Van Buren of New York State hardly a condfederate. He lost to W.H Harrison in this election and ran again in 1848 as the Free Soil Party candidate. So, since you obviously don't have a clue what you're talking about...

The Free Soil Party was the ANTI-SLAVERY party. Founded by anti-slavery Whigs and anti-slavery Democrats. Their slogan was:

'Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor and Free Men,'

We hear perfectly what is coming out of our mouths, as we also hear you talking out your ass.

Cheers!

Leticia said...

I just about passed out when I read the title to this post! LOL!

Sad, how far gone the Democrats have gone from what they used to be.

Truly sad.

viburnum said...

@This is a Democratic Party I could affiliate with, unfortunately it no longer exists.

Sadly true, as both of the parties founded by Jefferson and Madison ( Democratic-Republicans ) have essentially transmogrified into the Federalist party they were instituted to oppose.

Ducky's here said...

Yeah Jersey, and you are a member of the Democrat party that unsuccessfully tried to vote down the 1964 Civil Rights act.

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Give me a break and go back to fellating Strom Thurmond's corpse.

The Democratic party you refer to splintered and formed the core of today's Rethugs.

Ducky's here said...

Finntann, we are all ruled by the Wall St. Party.

Silverfiddle said...

"Democratic party you refer to splintered and formed the core of today's Rethugs."

Fantasies Obama worshipers tell one another always amuse me...

Finntann said...

@Finntann, we are all ruled by the Wall St. Party.

There is but one party and it is the Federalist-Corporatist party, of which Republicans and Democrats are merely wings.

@Give me a break and go back to fellating Strom Thurmond's corpse.

In all fairness, SF's comment about the Democratic party is far more accurate than Jerseys, to which it was a reply.

The real slavery schisms didn't arise until later, and even then one wonders how confederate a party can be considered with candidates from Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. It wasn't until 1860 that the party fractured fielding both a Northern Democrat and Southern Democrat candidate against Lincoln.

Van Buren was one of the last Jeffersonian Democrats, rabidly in opposition to slavery but believing it wasn't the federal governments business to get involved.

States Rights didn't become strictly a southern rallying cry until Reconstruction, before than you were equally likely to hear it out of New England as the Deep South.

Cheers!

beamish said...

If you download a copy of Mein Kampf and use your word processor to replace every instance of the words "the Jews" with "the rich" it'll read like an Obama speech.

Finntann said...

@If you download a copy of Mein Kampf and use your word processor to replace every instance of the words "the Jews" with "the rich" it'll read like an Obama speech.

ROFLMAO

FreeThinke said...

What's in name?

A skunk by any other name would still stink.

When names remains the same, but the essential character of the product, organization, congregation -- whatever -- changes, then we have trouble.

It doesn't matter in the least what you CALL yourself. It's only what you DO -- and the RESULTS you achieve -- that count.