By Jalexson c. 2003
originally published at mediard.com
The Democratic Party is clinically dead. It doesn't have a functioning
brain or a functioning heart. The time has come to bury it in the political
party graveyard with the Whigs and the Know Nothings.
The Democrats once had leaders like Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman
and John Kennedy. Today's Democratic party is led by a crooked, lying rapist
from Arkansas and a reckless driver from Chappaquiddick. Democrats once
stood for something but now have nothing of value to offer.
The Democratic Party is morally and intellectually bankrupt. Democrats
believe they are privileged characters who don't have to obey the same
laws as the rest of us.
In the sixties congressional Democrats kicked Rep. Adam Clayton Powell
out of Congress for corrupt behavior, but in the nineties they made no
effort to kick out corrupt House members like Dan Rostenkowski. The voters
had to do that by replacing corrupt Democrats with Republicans.
Rostenkowski was convicted of his crimes in federal court, but was subsequently
pardoned by fellow Democrat, President Clinton.
In 1974, Democrats were prepared to impeach President Richard Nixon
for Watergate related offenses. In 1998, many of the same Democrats couldn't
see any reason to remove President Bill Clinton even though he lied under
oath to a court. Nixon may have lied to the American people, but he never
lied under oath to a court or any other body.
Clinton was also guilty of sexual harassment, which is illegal for other
employees of the federal government.
Clinton illegally charged people wishing to stay over night at the White
House and then used the money to finance Democratic election campaigns.
Any charges imposed for using government property must first be approved
by Congress. The revenue should go to the federal treasury rather than
to benefit individual politicians or parties.
Democrats haven't had a new idea in 30 years. They approach everything
the way they did the Vietnam War. The Johnson administration kept sending
more and more troops to Vietnam instead of looking for a better way to
handle the war.
If what Democrats are doing doesn't work they simply do more of the
same. They either throw more money at the problem or impose stronger regulations.
Democrats claim they want to help the poor, but for the last 30 years
they have supported a "welfare" program that kept poor people in poverty.
Daughters of welfare mothers ended up on welfare themselves. Sons joined
gangs and ended up dead or in jail.
President Lyndon Johnson and other Democrats in the sixties may have
sincerely believed their programs would work, but later Democrats opposed
changing the programs even after it was obvious the programs weren't working.
Could it be that Democrats deliberately kept poor people poor so the
poor would feel they had to vote for Democratic candidates or risk losing
what little they had?
In December, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, strongly
condemned the Japanese for launching a dawn attact on American forces at
Pearl Harbor while the Japanese were still negotiating with the United
States. In April, 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno, a Democrat, had federal
agents armed with military weapons launch a pre-dawn raid of a Miami home
during negotiations with the family over the custody of a child even though
a federal appeals court had explicitly refused to order the owner to turn
over his grand nephew to federal authorities.
Voters shouldn't worry about the demise of the Democratic Party hurting our two party system. With the Democrats out of the way one of the existing third parties such as Ralph Nader's Green Party could become the new major party, the Republican Party might split into two parties like the Democratic Party did the last time a son of a president won a presidential election, voters might create a new party like voters did when they created the Republican Party in the 1850's.
I also write at Mediard
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