This was a post in another thread, but it deserves to be its own thread:
Erroneous. In red are the things that actually reflect 1960’s USA; in blue the things that do not:
No birth control, no abortion–pre-Griswold, check.
turn medicare into a much more expensive voucher program, turn social security into a much less safe stock market program–nope.
greater tax cuts for the wealthy, increased taxes for the poor and middle class–very much no.
states teaching evolution alongside full barrel creationism–full barrel? I think Lobohan overstated this one.
reduced child labor laws–nope.
a fence keeping out low wage workers and increasing costs for consumers all across the board–nope.
more executions–maybe some.
more military intervention–yeah, because that’s a part of the 1960’s we want back. :rolleyes:
making our for profit health care system more profitable–nope.
So that’s three or four of thirteen things that actually were part of this country pre-1970, and one of those was pretty bad, actually. And one thing that seems more extremist than the actual platform to me. Leaving eight or nine things that have nothing in the slightest to do with “the good old days,” and except for the medicare reforms would be the diametric opposite direction of “going back to the old days.”
You’re just wrong. I thought, “Oh, it’ll be 50/50,” but nope, totally wrong. So unless all you saw was, “Death penalty and banned condoms! Yay!” you don’t even have a basis for your post.
If this is an accurate portrayal of what “conservatives” want, and John Mace is right about why they want it, well, it seems like the “conservatives”… aren’t.