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Thread: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Greetings Boo, are you aware it was a Progressive Democrat president that started a segregation agenda? His name was Woodrow Wilson.

    The Wilson administration made it illegal to marry inter-racially in DC.

    For the first time, Washington Offices were segregated.

    PBS - American Experience: Woodrow Wilson | Wilson- A Portrait

    In 1913, Wilson segregated the civil service.

    Racial segregation in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is why you saw two different drinking fountains in government buildings. One for whites and one for blacks.
    It doesn't make a bit of difference to me who started it. What matters in this discussion is that there is a history that led to the laws we now have.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It doesn't make a bit of difference to me who started it. What matters in this discussion is that there is a history that led to the laws we now have.
    I wish more people would think the history mattered for if they did, they would realize how a president found others in public service to allow him to push a racist agenda at the highest level of government. And that maybe if they did look back they wouldn't be so damn willing to accept big government never questioning their agenda and always thinking big government knows best like controlling your health care, your child's education etc.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I wish more people would think the history mattered for if they did, they would realize how a president found others in public service to allow him to push a racist agenda at the highest level of government. And that maybe if they did look back they wouldn't be so damn willing to accept big government never questioning their agenda and always thinking big government knows best like controlling your health care, your child's education etc.
    Every agenda should be questioned, but not all are created equal. prejudice and discrimination didn't need a presidential agenda. it existed long before and long after Wilson. Frankly, it exists today. There are still places that won't serve you based on race. They're not suffering financially either. We got to those laws not because of a president, but because our prejudices led us to discriminate on a large scale.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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