Thursday, December 08, 2005

Democrats 1864 Peace Now Platform in Middle of Civil War

During the Civil War, the Democratic Party adopted its “Peace Platform” at the 1864 Democratic Presidential Convention.

Today one would think that the moral imperative would be to fight for a free and stable Iraq. One would have thought that in 1864, the moral imperative would be ending slavery. The Democratic Party has a long history of not being resolute during a war seeking the easy way out.

In 1864, the Democratic Party adopted their ‘war is a failure’ platform calling for an immediate cession of fighting and a negotiated settlement, and nominated General George McClellan as the Democratic candidate for President. Although McClellan rejected the party's peace platform, he opposed the Emancipation Proclamation and assured the base of the Democratic Party that he would support states' rights and the continuance of slavery in the South after the end of the Civil War.

See Democratic Party Platform, 1864
“that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war … demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities”

See Prior Posts:
Dean and Zawahri Agree That US Will Lose in Iraq
Proud of US Withdrawal from Vietnam?


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