“To answer my children’s question, I asked them to identify the values of the Lincoln-era Democrats and Republicans. They correctly identified that the slave states (then the Democrats) stood for states’ rights and against civil rights for African-Americans. Lincoln’s and Hamlin’s views on the issue of states’ rights can best be summarized by Lincoln’s response in the Douglas debates: “There is no right to do what’s wrong.””
“While they stood, the Mommy said if you ever want to be the first person to board an airplane and if you want to travel with your pet, you can do both, easy. The airlines have to let crazy people carry their animals on their laps. The government says so.
This is more important information to live by.”