One of the blogs I follow is that of Andrew Tobias, who writes about finance and politics. He recently posted the platform and goals of the 1956 Republican Party, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was running for re-election against Adlai Stevenson.

The Eisenhower Republicans were sane and deeply respectful of today’s Republicans, who are controlled by extremists and religious zealots.

Tobias posted this:

1956 REPUBLICAN PLATFORM

  1. Provide federal assistance to
    low-income communities
  2. Protect Social Security
  3. Provide asylum for refugees
  4. Extend minimum wage
  5. Improve unemployment benefit
    system so it covers more people
  6. Strengthen labor laws so
    workers can easily join a union
  7. Assure equal pay for equal work
    regardless of sex

Here is the full GOP platform of 1956.

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