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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:10 AM

Power Over Principles: How Republicans Chose Power Over Progress.

Republicans have had a colorful history in this country. The party originally began by fighting to end slavery which they wanted to do by government intervention. They once fought valiantly to end inequality and injustice. The great Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President elected. Republicans had the power to end slavery outright and immediately and they did not. In fact they only accomplished their goal of ending slavery when they had no other option left in order to help them win a war. They did not free the slaves immediately, they waited. Had there been no Civil War, the slaves may not have seen freedom at all or at least not as quickly.

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