You think you're smarter than all the people who have gone before you?
In one word. No.
But from the length of your posts I'm beginning to believe you think you have all the answers that those illiterate founders who crafted the Constitution and Bill of Rights didn't have.
If you don't think Hegel can be applicable to the current political spectrum, then how do you explain away George Santayana then?
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
Either way, Mark, if you only cling to the past and not to facts, you'll end up being duped. Looks like you're well on your way.
So, according to that statement, Nothing can be learned from the past to avoid future mistakes.
I get the picture Jan:
Democrats = Right
Republicans, Libertarians, and everyone else = Wrong
Democrats = Perfection
Republicans, Libertarians, everyone else = Imperfection
Democrats = Holy
Republicans, Libertarians, everyone else = Evil
Democrats = Love
Republicans, Libertarians, and everybody else = Hate
etc; etc; etc;
Again: " Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
Thank God I am not sold out to the two party duopoly in D.C. that are totally out of ideas except for more deficit spending, wealth re-distribution, and draconian progressive taxation.
I hope you enjoy your democrat party and the panacea it promises, especially come this November.