Thursday, May 04, 2006

Defining quotes

The change in Democratic liberalism and its departure from Jeffersonian principles can be seen in these two quotations:

“Against Hamilton and the followers of Hamilton, the Democratic party has raised and will forever raise, its voice.”

--William Jennings Bryan, 1880

“To condemn or praise New Deal programs by a simple comparison with the days of 1800 is neither scientific nor reasonable.”

--Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 1939

photo credits: Arlington National Cemetery; U.S. Senate Historical Office