"Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."Funny how the Republican obsession with returning to the past doesn't include returning to the Republican's past.
President Abraham Lincoln, first annual message to Congress, December 3, 1861
Edit: Oh, look. here's a former Boehner staffer explaining where they do want to go back to:
Former Boehner Staffer Suggests Rick Perry Would Be Happier With the Confederate Constitution