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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7020 on: May 21, 2019, 03:18:24 pm »
No it wasn't.

The ones I can see some truth to are:

raise taxes: Republicans in 1860 did support higher tariffs to protect industry, and temporary taxes to support the war effort (when that started the following year).
open borders: there had never been an immigration law in US history. I don't think you can really call the republicans in 1860 an especially pro immigrant party, however - they introduced and passed the country's first immigration exclusion bills the following decade.
suppress free speech: I guess you can make a case they did suppress free speech while putting down a rebellion.


I doesn't say "Immigration" it says "Open borders".  The US had Open borders in 1860 and the GOP did not see fit to change that.  They also were very much against taking away guns... from the rebels.  There is an interesting political cartoon about John C. Freemont where they accuse him of supporting Socialism, Catholicism, and Feminism.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7021 on: May 21, 2019, 03:19:06 pm »



Uh, Viper.  What is the symbol that is on the caveman's shoulder?
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7022 on: May 21, 2019, 04:15:02 pm »

I doesn't say "Immigration" it says "Open borders".  The US had Open borders in 1860 and the GOP did not see fit to change that. 

I told you that was one I could give you, but still I doubt that was in their platform, for the reason that Valmy mentions.

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They also were very much against taking away guns... from the rebels. 

I think virtually every government and political movement in history has been against rebels being continuing to be armed. By that standard the modern republican party is for taking away guns since presumably they don't want convicted murderers and active rebels to have them either.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7023 on: May 21, 2019, 04:30:34 pm »



Uh, Viper.  What is the symbol that is on the caveman's shoulder?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence

Probably.  I'd guess to depict the Christian/evangelical angle.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7024 on: May 21, 2019, 05:12:47 pm »


A political cartoon accusing the John C. Freemont of holding crazy positions.

Animal rights and restriction on Tobacco and Alcohol, Women voting, Socialism, free love, Catholicism and Equality for African Americans.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7025 on: May 21, 2019, 05:19:03 pm »
Funny thing, in spite of Fremont, Catholics were largely a Democrat constituency at the time.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7026 on: May 21, 2019, 07:10:21 pm »
Funny thing, in spite of Fremont, Catholics were largely a Democrat constituency at the time.

Sure...but its complicated. The Democratic Party was certainly not pro-Catholic.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7028 on: May 21, 2019, 11:59:44 pm »
So I could either have a car or a fetal brain? What can I do with a fetal brain?

And I mean if there was a black market for baby body parts I bet they could get them at a tiny fraction of that price. For many people around the world they could feed their family for years just by getting an abortion if those prices were true.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7029 on: May 22, 2019, 12:03:49 am »
Medical research, I presume.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7030 on: May 22, 2019, 12:04:45 am »
So I could either have a car or a fetal brain? What can I do with a fetal brain?


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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7031 on: May 22, 2019, 12:05:16 am »
Medical research, I presume.

What sort of medical research requires fetal brains? I mean stem cells I get...but a mass of dead brain tissue?

And what kind of research requires fetal limbs?  :huh:
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7032 on: May 22, 2019, 12:22:56 am »
This article explains a bit about the need for fetal cells, esp. brains. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/can-we-do-medical-research-without-fetal-tissue#How-fetal-tissue-helps

That said, are you doubting the impartial reporting of The Daily Signal? :P
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7033 on: May 22, 2019, 12:26:01 am »
I mean surely in China alone there are millions of miscarriages and abortions and so forth every year. I just don't understand how the market for fetuses is such that they are many times their weight in gold. it is not like this is a hard commodity to get your hands on.

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That said, are you doubting the impartial reporting of The Daily Signal?

Yeah...I am...skeptical that baby body parts are really the great money making opportunity of the 21st century. The Russian Mafia would already be flooding the market if it was. It just doesn't make any sense.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7034 on: May 22, 2019, 07:49:57 pm »



Uh, Viper.  What is the symbol that is on the caveman's shoulder?

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