Topic category: Government/Politics
Democrats v. Republicans
Republican beliefs as represented by the following sentiments of the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker over 100 years ago:
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.
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:
Whose beliefs most closely match yours?
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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.