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Author: Bob Webster
Date:  August 15, 2009

Topic category:  Government/Politics

Democrats v. Republicans

This is all you need to know.

Republican Beliefs

Republican beliefs as represented by the following sentiments of the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker over 100 years ago:

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Note that these sentiments were repeated by Ronald Reagan as representative of the ideals of the Republican Party. Reagan incorrectly attributed them to Abraham Lincoln. However, despite their not being Lincoln's, they are consistent with Abraham Lincoln's beliefs.

Democrat Beliefs

Until recently, Thomas Jefferson was considered the father of the Democrat Party. But as has become abundantly clear (see Notes below), over the past 50 years the Democrat Party has moved far away from Jeffersonian beliefs to those of Karl Marx, which can be summarized quite neatly in Marx's most famous belief:

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Whose beliefs most closely match yours?

Bob Webster
WEBCommentary (Editor, Publisher)

Notes:  Thomas Jefferson quotations that disqualify him as the "father" of today's Democrat Party: There are many other Jefferson quotations that would similarly disqualify him as a modern Democrat.

Welcome to the Republican Party, Thomas Jeffereson. You can take a seat next to JFK.

Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.

A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.

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