Democrats and Apologies
By Jerome J. Schmitt
Somewhere in the course of the evolution of the American Left and its party, the Democrats, the offering of formal apologies became an important political ritual. Most likely this grew out of the transition from an attitude of pride in America to an attitude of shame, a feeling that this country is the world's primary villain.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the trend toward a sense of America the evil, a polity requiring apologies, accelerated when the Soviet Union was vanquished in the Cold War, collapsing of its own internal contradictions (as the Marxists would say), leaving American the world's sole superpower. Conceding the point that President Reagan led America, the good to victory over the true Evil Empire just raises too many awkward questions about the activities of those who opposed his policies at every step.
Like American Thinker's Poet Laureate Russ Vaughn, I am astonished at the effrontery of liberals in the Democratic Party who now frequently call for apologies and reparations for historical crimes occurring before anyone alive today was born, notably the institution of slavery. In this they betray a total ignorance of American History.
If Democrats are going to demand apologies for historic crimes, they need to inform themselves better about their own party's history. The following racial crimes were perpetrated throughout American history by The Democratic Party, its leaders and supporters:http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/05/democrats_and_apologies.html