Comment: The first Republican prez set the pattern for the party

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The first Republican prez set the pattern for the party

With Lincoln setting the bar on constitutional fidelity as low as he did, both parties have been enabled to play off each others weaknesses, rather than calling each other to do as they have sworn duty towards.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass