Friday, October 08, 2010

Matt Archbold on the "Twin Relics of Barbarism"

An excellent post at Creative Minority Report:
When the Republican Party held their first convention in 1856 the delegates adopted a platform stating "It is the duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism, polygamy and slavery."

What I find most amazing about that is how consistent the problems this country faces are. Over 150 years laters we're facing the same crises now.


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While there have been outrages and sins by the party there is little doubt that the party is the pro-life pro-traditional marriage party.

If the party adopts an agenda of some kind of truce on social issues it will cease to be a party many feel comfortable standing with. The moment the Republican Party accepts the twin relics of barbarism as negotiable it will be time for a new party and a new convention.


[Read the whole thing]

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