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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-10 01:17 AM
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36. Or maybe you should learn some history:
The Democrats split as the Civil War approached, along regional lines: it is therefore misleading to call the Democrats the party of slavery
The first income tax was enacted by the 37th congress in 1861: that congress had Republican majorities in both chambers
The income tax cannot possibly be regarded as "unconstitutional" -- there's a constitutional amendment specifically authorizing it
And, of course, it is brazen nonsense to attribute the major wars of the 20th century to the Democrats, unless one is crazy enough to think the Democrats started WWII
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