I don’t know where this got started, but I’d like to see how it can continue.
The charge is that someone who believes in limited government is racist. Somehow, the fundamental belief that government is limited while the rights of the people are not, that government is taxing, spending, and regulating too much and must lower taxes, spending, and reduce regulations is the same as believing that some people are inferior because of the color of their skin.
There is a parallel charge that republicans are racist because they are republican. This one boggles the mind because it was the very thought of ending slavery that lead to the creation of the Republican Party in the first place. A quick review of the history books shows that the Republican Party has been extremely radical in its anti-racial legislation and amendments passed. After Lincoln died, the party went through a fundamental transformation that lead it to become even more radical in its pursuit of the end of racism than it was during the war.
In fact, the party of racism has been, and in many ways, remains the Democratic Party. A quick review of history will show this to be true. Even today’s campaigning by democrats show that racism is alive and well within that party, as they try to divide Vietnamese from Blacks and Mexicans and Whites with their rhetoric.
In the interest of fairness, I’m opening up the forum for someone to explain how believing in limited government is fundamentally racist. If there are no takers, then I will be left to conclude that there is no connection between the two philosophies.
Those of you who accuse the Tea Party or Republican Party of being racist without knowing why are no better than those who showed up to the KKK rallies without really understanding why they had noosed up that particular republican or black fellow, other than everyone else said it was the right thing to do. (Yes, the KKK did kill many republicans.) It is people like you are close-minded.