We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers' rights, and women's rights. We are the party of Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, FDR, and the countless everyday Americans who work each day to build a more perfect union. Take a look at some of our accomplishments, and you'll see why we're proud to be Democrats.
I guess "civil rights" is in the eye of he beholder - especially if the one beholding is a slave master. Is that why they wore those sheets and burned crosses?
Under the leadership of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote.
Let's leave out the fact that it was a Republican initiative.
[the 1964 Civil Rights Act] This landmark piece of legislation outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women and prohibited racial segregation. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, it ended unequal voting requirements and segregated schools, workplaces, and public facilities.
Partially written by Republican Everett Dirksen and had more support from Republicans in the House and Senate than Democrats.
After decades of trying and despite unanimous opposition from Republicans, President Obama and Democrats passed comprehensive health reform into law in March 2010. The Affordable Care Act will hold insurance companies accountable, lower costs, expand coverage, and improve care for all Americans.
I would have thought they'd try to eraser that one out. When a law requires you to buy something but even monetary penalties can't "encourage" people to buy it, how good can it be?
While listening to (where else?) NPR last July, I was enjoying a concert of patriotic music, including "American Patrol". That piece of music includes a brief reprise of various American regionally associated tunes, including "Yankee Doodle", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" and, of course "Dixie". Imagine my outrage when I noticed that the performing orchestra had edited out the "Dixie" portion--and I listened to the concert replay, and it was no mistake.
I sent in a comment to my local NPR station. Unsurprisingly, I never received a reply.