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Politics vs. History

Let me start out by saying that I was born a white male, with primarily European ancestry, and I'm a protestant Christian.  In the eyes of some on the left, that means that I must be a bigoted racist, bathing in white privilege.  But I'm not, I'm a Conservative Republican.  But wait, those on the left say, that just confirms it!  No, it most certainly does not and those with even a passing understanding of Republican Party values and American history know better.  The Republican Party was founded on the bedrock principle of freedom that continues to hold true today.  Frederick Douglass summed up his belief in the Republican Party: "I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.".  As with many things, there is important historic context to explore here.  Let's review these historic facts: The Republican party was founded in 1854 to stop the spread of slave