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Newer approach to old regulations?

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 11:23 AM

I was putting together Tuesday's Picturing the Past blog and noticed a NRA -- National Recovery Administration -- poster in a store window within a 1933 photo. I'd heard of the NRA, probably studied it in school history classes, but had never really read up on it.

The NRA of the 1930s, intended to help the nation recover from the Depression, involved setting "codes of fair competition" and agreements with industries to regulate work hours, wages and prices.

The Supreme Court unanimously declared the NRA unconstitutional in 1935, saying Congress had tried to grab too much power and control.

Compare the NRA with today's Obama administration and its views toward more control over business, such as higher taxes and health insurance demands. Democrats are usually behind efforts to change such things as the NRA was intended to affect. And I do think wage and hour laws for industries serve as protection for workers.

But reading about the NRA reminded me of the ongoing pro vs. negative business disputes in Washington. Does the NRA live on, but in a different manner?


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The democrat party has always been about control and subjugation. Think about democrat party platforms, and you will realize all of them require a dependent underclass. democrats have always been masters of exploiting a small crisis, or even inventing one out of whole cloth, to expand their power, and usually blame others for the mess, with the implicit support of the mainstream media. Most democrat supporters are unwilling to rationally investigate the facts on their own, instead relying on hysterical rantings of party leaders and the MSM (even if the editors of the T-G find it amusing).

a brief history of the democrats.

* Democrats fought to expand slavery while Republicans fought to end it.

* Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.

* Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws.

* Democrats fought to keep blacks in slavery and away from the polls, and they started the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize them.

* Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a "Keagle" in the Ku Klux Klan.

* Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage.

* Democrats passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.

* Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.

* Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, reintroduced segregation throughout the federal government immediately upon taking office in 1913.

* Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first appointment to the Supreme Court was a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Hugo Black, Democrat of Alabama.

* Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt's choice for vice president in 1944 was Harry Truman, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City in 1922.

* Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt resisted Republican efforts to pass a federal law against lynching.

* Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposed integration of the armed forces.

* Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd were the chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

* Democrat public safety commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor, in Birmingham, Ala., unleashed vicious dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.

* Democrats were who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protestors were fighting.

* Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox "brandished an ax hammer to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.

* Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963, declaring there would be segregation forever.

* Democrat Arkansas Governor Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools.

* Democrat Senator John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act.

* Democrat President John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.

* Democrat President John F. Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.

* Democrat President Bill Clinton's mentor was U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, an Arkansas Democrat and a supporter of racial segregation.

* Democrat President Bill Clinton interned for J. William Fulbright in 1966-67.

* Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright signed the Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

* Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964.

* Democrat Senator J. William Fulbright voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

IMO the democrats have only changed tactics to include as many people as possible, no matter which race. When a person is dependent on a party for their meal ticket, what better way to ensure the continuing support from that person?

-- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 12:40 PM

AMEN from ...outonthefarm

-- Posted by outonthefarm on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 4:25 PM

outonthefarm,

Hey, you got that right. I can't find any fault to pick at you with on that comment.

Just imagine, we agree on something.

-- Posted by somecommonsense on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 6:38 PM

quietmike,

It would be of most importance to mention that the Democratic party and the Republican party COMPLETELY switched... Republicans used to be the dominant party in the North (where slavery was abolished), you know the people who won the Civil War.

The Democratic party was dominant in the South, where slavery was rampant and they lost the battle to keep it that way, and lost the Civil War...

It does a great injustice to post facts without giving a little background and explaining the difference between the Democrats of pre 1900's and the Democrat's of today. The is the most flawed copy and paste job I have seen from you yet.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 9:06 AM

When do you claim this "switch" happened?

-- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 2:00 PM

If you will look, the majority of items I listed were democrat actions and positions of a fairly recent time frame-not pre 1900's.

Nice try though.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 2:03 PM

If you will notice, the geographical locations of the parties are EXACT opposite of today. The Abraham Lincoln of 1800s was a republican, as was nearly every other northern representative... the south was democratic, and wanted slavery to remain a vital part of "their economy". The northern states were the first to practice integration, and the south was forced to integrate. Progress has almost always "trickled down" from north to south. Anybody with an iota of American history, knows that the voting patterns have been consistent with geography, both prior to and after the Civil War... though the parties have essentially switched geographically... its obvious to anyone who thinks the Republican party of today is the same Republican party in which blacks affilated themselves with...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 3:13 PM

Its not necessary to list all the segregation activists of both parties, but its safe to say any list would trump yours...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 3:15 PM

You never gave an approximate date of when you claim this switch took place.

The reason the republican party ideals resonate in the south is because southerners prize "old fashioned values" such as independence, self reliance, privacy, and constitutional limits on government, which are heresy to democrats. Most of us "cling to our guns and bibles" unashamedly too.

BTW-Feel free to list any segregationist activities of republicans.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 5:32 AM

Look at some of the platforms of democrats today.

Affirmative action basically tells people "Hey, you'll never be able to be successful on your own , you're black after all, so just rely on (massa) government to take care of it with this nice handout. (just remember daddy when election time comes)"

It may not be the same overt racism of the democrats of old, but it is the worst type of patronizing racism there is-subjugation by demoralization.

Healthcare, minimum wages, social security, and most other democrat platforms all share the implicit message that the average person isn't smart enough or good enough to make it on their own and they will need help from "the big house".

Democrats rely of scare tactics to keep people "on the plantation", always reminding people what terrible things might happen to them if they have too much freedom.

Democrat giveaway plans like welfare, social security, medicare, etc. account for over 50% of the annual budget.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=vie...

This year American's will work until April 13th just to pay their tax debt, spending more on taxes than on food, clothing, and housing combined.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomd...

What, besides slavery, do you call forcing someone to work against their will? This is essentially what is happening when the proceeds from someone's work is forcefully taken from them.

Democrats are ALWAYS for growing government, claiming more government is the only answer for whatever problem is being discussed. This only exacerbates the problem of modern slavery, but if you are depending on a certain party for your protection, food, housing, medical care, etc. you will most certainly vote to keep that party in power.

Conservatives, and especially Libertarians are for freedom. Freedom to make your own choices and freedom to accept the consequences of those choices.

Though the slavery and subjugation is a little different than it was in the 1800's, democrats are still the proponents of it, while the republicans are still the party of emancipation.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 6:38 PM

quietmike,

That's one of the best written pieces I've seen in a while. It was like you were reading my mind. Very good and so true.

-- Posted by somecommonsense on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 6:51 PM

Thanks

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 6:56 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.