If Greeley and Lincoln were alive today, they wouldn't recognize the Republican Party

The Maine Republican party has recently adopted a new platform that challenges the principles of national sovereignty and active federal government. The platform invokes the 1854 words of New York newspaper editor Horace Greeley that the then new Republicans were “united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty.” But Greeley, Abraham Lincoln, and other Republican founders would have been astonished at the policies that Maine’s Republicans are claiming as their inheritance.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 10:42am