I just have one question. And just to show you my question is relevant to this article, SDStaff Ian writes in it:
(So he does bring up the politics, not just the abstract symbolism.)
My question is simply this: How did the Republican Party become so conservative, even opposing many progressive measures that benefit African Americans (once their reliable base) among other people?
The party of Lincoln seemed so progressive, even by today’s standards. They were even responsible for the passage of many of the so-called civil rights amendments, starting with the 13th amendment, outlawing slavery.
I know my high school history teacher was a staunch liberal Democrat and a Vietnam Vet. The other teachers used to laugh he wanted Ted Kennedy to run for president. And he once said, that yes, the Republican Party has sadly changed throughout the years. But he didn’t elaborate how or why. In any event, that is my question now FWIW. Summarized in just a few words: What happened???
Thank you in advance for your kindly replies:).