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Thread: Teddy Roosevelt advocated Universal health care as part of the Bull Moose platform

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    By definition, it is not, by definition. Furthermore, no such thing was purported.
    Mr. Stan:

    Purport: (verb) appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess.

    Anachronism: (noun) an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong.

    Hope that English vocabulary lesson helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    I did the Bull Moose party merged with the Democrat party and created the liberal wing of the party that elected Wilson, later Franklin D Roosevelt.
    Wrong again!

    Bull Moose Party, formally Progressive Party, U.S. dissident political faction that nominated former president Theodore Roosevelt as its candidate in the presidential election of 1912; the formal name and general objectives of the party were revived 12 years later. Opposing the entrenched conservatism of the regular Republican Party, which was controlled by Pres. William Howard Taft, a National Republican Progressive League was organized in 1911 by Sen. Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin. The group became the Progressive Party the following year and on August 7, 1912, met in convention and nominated Roosevelt for president and Gov. Hiram W. Johnson of California for vice president; it called for revision of the political nominating machinery and an aggressive program of social legislation.

    The party’s popular nickname of Bull Moose was derived from the characteristics of strength and vigour often used by Roosevelt to describe himself. He waged an energetic campaign, during the course of which he was shot by an insane man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while on his way to make a speech. He went ahead with his address, telling the crowd that he had a bullet in his body but assuring them that “it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” The Bull Moose ticket polled some 25 percent of the popular vote. Thus split, the Republicans lost the election to the Democrats under Woodrow Wilson. The Bull Moose Party evaporated, and the Republicans were reunited four years later.

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bull-Moose-Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Stan:

    Purport: (verb) appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess.

    Anachronism: (noun) an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong.

    Hope that English vocabulary lesson helps
    Perhaps you need it numbered so you don't lose track:

    1. No such thing was purported as you claimed earlier.

    2. Nothing was attributed to a period where it didn't belong, hence no anachronism.

    I would have thought that by defining the terms you would have realized your error, but I'm glad you didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    No, he was prescient and he was right, just look at every industrialized nation on earth today, they all have some form of UHC, well all except us. And we are dragging our feet because poor people suck and do not deserve health care, right?
    Wrong.

    Every state in the union can choose to have universal health care if they'd like. There could technically be 50 different universal healthcare programs. I am fine with that. Why do you insist on ruining state autonomy? There is a reason the country was set up this way, for things like this.

    It's called the 10 amendment, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Wrong.

    Every state in the union can choose to have universal health care if they'd like. There could technically be 50 different universal healthcare programs. I am fine with that. Why do you insist on ruining state autonomy? There is a reason the country was set up this way, for things like this.

    It's called the 10 amendment, bro.
    Selling insurance across state lines also interferes with state autonomy, but I don't hear conservatives objecting to that.

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