Marcia Savage loves her Democratic party (http://www.lodinews.com/opinion/letters/article_971eb554-a9e1-59ab-9fd0-a5c9d48a4417.html">“Questions for Lodi Republicans.”) It would be nice if she loved the Constitution as much (and that goes for Republicans also).
Before I start with my little history lesson on the her party, she should know that without Republican support Medicare and Medicaid wouldn't have passed, and Nixon gave us the Environmental Protection Agency. The Democratic Party of today traces their roots back to Andrew Jackson, who was known for his hatred for the English and the Indians, and who was pro-slavery.
The answer to every question I ask is the Democratic Party. To what party did every state that seceded from the Union belong? To what party did the founders of the KKK belong? What party passed the "Jim Crow" laws that gave us "blacks only" and "whites only" bathrooms, etc.? To what party did the president belong who interned thousands of Americans of Japanese decent? What party tried to boycott and filibuster the passage of the Civil Rights Bill, with one of its leaders being Al Gore Sr.? Sen. Robert Byrd, a leader in the KKK, was known as the conscience of the Senate for what party? To what party did the governor belong who stood in the doorway to stop black students from enrolling into college? What party's fiscal policies have destroyed job creation and given us the greatest spending spree and deficits in American history? In the raising of the debt ceiling agreement, which party put in cuts to Social Security?
The Democratic Party is not the working man's/ woman's friend. The bigger government gets, the less freedom its citizens enjoy. And this false belief that government can legislate job creation is straight out of the communist handbook.
The scariest words in the English language are: "We're from the government and we're here to help." It's surreal that the people who are destroying our economy call people radicals and terrorists who want fiscal sanity to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.