Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:22:57 AM
Is so fun to watch politics in action, No matter which side posts what, the other ALWAYS steps in with "Actually you're wrong" then the best part "No you are" "No you are", and it`s all pointless because it ends with two extreme left`s and right`s trying to assert political dominance on a freakin website.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:18:13 PM
The flip happened for due to other sociological and economic reasons. The south was far more religiously oriented, aswell as laissez-faire capitalist. When FDR came to office he used a new form of capitalism known as Keynesian economics, in which the government intervened in the economy to stimulate areas of growth but generates large amounts of inflation and doesn't focus on a true "equilibrium price". FDR was critizized for being too socialist and focusing on class warfare (sound familiar). Sociallism was seen as closly tied to communism, and communism was closely tied to athiesm. For these reasons many southerners switched parties, to preseve their local economies and mores.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:15:22 PM
You are correct in that the South was heavily democratic and then changed to mainly republican. But this was more for economic reasons rather than idological reasons. The Civil War was fought in order to determine the ratio of power between the federal government and state government rather then slavery. Slavery was the stimulating event because the majority of American agricultural income was based on slave labor although slavery was widely concidered imoral. This question would determine whether America would have an industrial based economy or a agricultural based economy. The south feeling, that because they were free individuals they had no obligation to adhere to a central government due to it's inherent inflexibility of representation.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:12:25 PM
@markust123, @madest, @LillianDulci-
I believe you guys are incorrect about republicans turning into democrates and vise-versa. The Democratic Party, claims a position on the left of the political theory continum, has been labeled 'liberal.` It is a popular verbiage from Locke and Rousseau. The name is derived from the Latin, liber, which means free. It is a party believeing in a more direct form of democrocracy, in which every person has a more individual say in their representation.
The Republican party actually had its roots in opposition to slavery. In 1854, former members of the Free Soil Party, the Whig Party, the American Party, and some Democrats came together in opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which would have allowed these territories to enter the Union as slave states. Party founders adopted the name Republican, to indicate that it was the carrier of republican beliefs about civic virtues, and a more representive based voting representation.