April 19, 2009

HOW CAN A PARTYY DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT COLORED BABIES OUGHT TO BE KILLED AT HOME...:

A question for Democrats (Jeff Jacoby, April 19, 2009, Boston Globe)

ARE HUMAN RIGHTS still a Democratic priority?

To Democrats of a certain age, such a question might seem incomprehensible. After all, it was a Democrat, John F. Kennedy, whose inaugural address proclaimed "to friend and foe alike" that Americans would resist "the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed." It was another Democrat, Jimmy Carter, who made support for human rights an explicit foreign-policy concern, declaring at his inauguration: "Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere." It was Senator Henry Jackson and Representative Charles Vanik - Democrats both - whose landmark Jackson-Vanik amendment helped win freedom for tens of thousands of Soviet dissidents and refuseniks.

But somewhere along the way, Democratic priorities seem to have changed.


...possibly care about the rights of colored peoples abroad?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2009 6:45 AM
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