What’s happened to the Republican Party?
Back on March 20, 1854, a group of abolitionists met in a small schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, to fight back against the expansion of slavery.
A couple months later in July of 1854, the Ripon group joined with thousands of other anti-slavery activists in Jackson, Michigan, and together they formed what would be called the Republican Party.
The Republican Party was formed on strong anti-slavery sentiments, and, at least for its early history, did some good for our country and for the US people.
In fact, the early Republican Party was pretty progressive.
After all, it was the Republican Party that invented the income tax during the Civil War.