Sunday, September 9, 2018

Improved Civil Rights are not the fruits of a single political party

This post is not a blanket endorsement of any specific political party. I simply found it interesting that both parties worked together and both parties took leading roles in a positive change for our country that many people might associate with a single political party.
Today I learned:

Referring to the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act...

"The degree of Republican support for the two bills actually exceeded the degree of Democratic support, and it's also fair to say that Republicans took leading roles in both measures, even though they had far fewer seats, and thus less power, at the time. Both of these factors are enough to earn Steele a rating of True."

"Once the filibuster was broken, Time magazine put Dirksen on its cover." Dirksen was a republican.

I never knew those things before. We should remember not to generalize about what one party has accomplished or what they do or did stand for. We should take each person and each issue one at a time and not lump them into a box so we can label it.

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