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 Posted: Thu Dec 4th, 2008 01:37 am
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In the 1850s the Republicans were formed from smaller parties, including the Whigs. One thing you might remember is that, at the time, the Whigs and Republicans were the progressives aiming toward more government involvement, while the Democrats wanted all such limited.

And here you have to recognize that there were Southern Democrats and Northern Democrats and Constitutionalists and bunches of little parties. As then, as now, you'd get the maverick who would buck his party for one reason or another.

Nobody fit nor fits in a box that can be labeled.

Ole

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