Why aren’t glory-day Republicans fighting for the 1956 version of their platform?

Remember when lots of Republicans repeated over and over how they want to get back to the glory days of old, when things were simpler. Morals were rich with Christian spirit and understanding. Family was the core and the foundation of society.

You know, back in the 50s.

This declaration of the Republican Party Platform in 1956 is a must read for all those yahoos.

Among the many standout parts:

On its Centennial, the Republican Party again calls to the minds of all Americans the great truth first spoken by Abraham Lincoln: “The legitimate object of Government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities. But in all that people can individually do as well for themselves, Government ought not to interfere.”

Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: “In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people’s money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative.”



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