Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

“We are the Party of Lincoln.” HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-CA) No, you’re not. You are false, as if entirely alien to the very name you claim. You delude the members, and disrespect the origins of the Republican Party. Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives

Conservatism, or Republicanism Historian Andrew Roberts once suggested years ago in American Parties Need To Change Name, that the Americans can alleviate much confusion in their politics by changing the name of their political parties, and I would fully support that idea if both considered it. But as we will find, the claim to historical precedent Continue reading All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives