There was a time when the Republican and the Democratic party agreed on many of the same things. It used to be that Republicans and Democrats agreed that there were only two genders, that socialism was inherently evil, that religious people should be allowed to live out their faith and values free from government discrimination, and that a nation should guard its borders. And yes, there was even a time when Republicans and Democrats were both opposed to abortion. In fact, early feminists and suffragettes were anti-abortion! Naturally, the Democratic party has never explained why they changed their beliefs and position from having many anti-abortion Democrats serving in Congress and the Senate prior to 1973 to ostracizing any and all pro-life Democrats.
It is 1808. Secretary of State, James Madison, is running for the 4th President of the United States against federalist candidate, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Already a political heavyweight for his role in drafting and promoting the Constitution and Bill of Rights (earning him the name “Father of the Constitution”), James Madison is by far, the more seasoned and favored choice.
I mean, there was that whole part about Madison supporting and likely authoring the three-fifths compromise (reminder: the three-fifths compromise told African Americans that their vote only counted for three-fifths of what a white man’s vote was worth). But who cares, right? James Madison is responsible for the very fabric of our nation’s laws.
Oh, wait. Didn’t James Madison own about a hundred slaves? Slaves, which he didn’t even free in his will, upon his death. But it’s not all bad. He clearly has experience and cares about America’s citizens.
So, do you vote for him?