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THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PragerU) When you think of civil rights, who comes to mind: the Democrats or the Republicans? Most people would answer, “Democrats.” Most people would be wrong. As shown by Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, the Democrats voted against the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves, and the 15th Amendment, which gave them the right to vote. The party would prefer that you don’t know its dark 200-year history. But you can watch our new video to find out. 1857 Dred Scott V. Sanford: 7 Democrat Justices voted Yea, the 2 Republican Justices voted Nay. Eric Foner, Professor of History Columbia University: "In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party." Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) shared views with the Klan and re-segregated Federal agencies. After loosing Civil Rights votes, Democrats came up with a new plan. Lyndon Johnson (Democrat) stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs. Thus began massive Government Welfare, Democrats opposing School Choice, and politically correct policing that left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.
THE DEMOCRAT RACE LIE (black-and-right.com) - This is the kind of BS spewed by Democrats on a daily basis, and unfortunately the media and other so-called watchdogs are so apparently ignorant of American history, Democrats continue to LIE through their teeth to their constituents, and via academia, to our kids. Despite the truth being out there for years, it’s probably not going to explode until some big shot news anchor gives us an “explosive expose” bringing us all those facts first, so he/she can proudly receive a Pulitzer… While I have only scratched the surface of civil rights history, here’s an except from yet another list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support.
On Racism and Republicans The history of racism in this country -- who is responsible for it and who is responsible for fighting it. The Republican Party was formed in 1854 specifically to oppose the Democrats, and for more than 150 years, they have done everything they could to block the Democrat agenda. In their abuses of power, they have even used threats and military violence to thwart the Democrat Party’s attempts to make this a progressive country. As you read the following Republican atrocities that span three centuries, imagine if you will, what a far different nation the United States would be had not the Republicans been around to block the Democrats’ efforts.
Watch: Man Exposes The Dirty Details Of Democrats’ Sinister Past They Want To Hide - By Randy DeSoto - Conservative commentator Bill Whittle believes an important slice of our history has been selectively forgotten by those who do not want Americans to know about the Democratic Party’s racist past. In a video entitled “Pin the Tail on The Donkey,” he offers a lesson on the subject. Whittle first notes that it was the Democrats who scorned Republicans for standing up for the rights of African Americans before, during, and after the Civil War. The Republican Party was founded to limit the growth of slavery in the 1850s. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, led the nation through the Civil War, which ended slavery in the 1860s. The party then oversaw the passage of the post-Civil War amendments in the 1860s and 70s, which freed the slaves once and for all, guaranteed them equal protection under the law, and granted them the right to vote.
LBJ: I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.
- By Allen West - On March 20,
1854 the Republican Party was established in Ripon, Wisconsin. Referred to as
the GOP or Grand Old Party, it established for one reason: to break the chains
of slavery and ensure the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator of life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would be for all Americans. The Republican
Party was created to achieve individual freedom. Then, as now, the antagonist to
the Republican party has been the Democrats, the party of collective subjugation
and individual enslavement — then physical, now economic.
The first black members of the US House and Senate were Republicans. The first civil rights legislation came from Republicans. Democrats gave us the KKK, Jim Crow, lynchings, poll taxes, literacy tests, and failed policies like the “Great Society.” Republican President Eisenhower ordered troops to enforce school desegregation. Republican Senator Everett Dirksen enabled the 1964 civil rights legislation to pass, in opposition to Democrat Senators Robert Byrd (KKK Grand Wizard) and Al Gore, Sr.
As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.
Yep, and who are the real racists? So far, thanks to a Republican Party that is ignorant of its own history and gave up on the black community, Democrats have 50 of those 200 years under their belt.
The problem with today’s Republican Party is that it has forgotten its own history and raison d’ etre: individual liberty. The Party must come to realize that GOP also stands for “Growth, Opportunity, Prosperity” and articulate how it stands, as its history and founding clearly demonstrate, for the individual pursuit of happiness as opposed to the progressive socialist (Democrat) lie of a collective guarantee of happiness.
So, happy 160th birthday to my Party, the Republican Party. I am a strong Conservative and I hope Republicans recommit to those fundamental principles which established this Party — the historical antithesis of the Democrats. Do I agree with every Republican on everything? Not always, but I doggone ain’t about to join up with the other liberal socialist rascals. And I do have a word of caution to my fellow Republicans, (wo)man up, or go the way of the Whigs.
The Unknown History of Civil Rights By Wynton Hall - How interesting that so many race-related political myths continue to be perpetuated by Democrats who know better. ...And even as LBJ was being praised by liberals for his appointment of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, behind closed doors LBJ's cynical brand of "identity politics" became clear. As presidential historian Robert Dallek recounts, LBJ explained his decision to a staff member by saying, "Son, when I appoint a niger to the court, I want everyone to know he's a nigerr." Still, despite his record and rhetoric, LBJ fought hard to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But those he had to fight against were Democrats, not Republicans. Democrats like former Klansman Senator Robert C. Byrd and others launched a filibuster to kill the Civil Rights bill. The chances of stopping them seemed bleak. Never in the history of the United States Senate had members mustered enough votes to stop a filibuster (a procedure known as "cloture" that requires 67 votes to invoke) on a civil rights bill. So the Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen set out to get the votes necessary to defeat the filibuster. On June 9, 1964, the night before the historic cloture vote, the 68 year old Republican stayed up late into the night typing a speech on twelve sheets of Senate stationery that every American should know but that few do. The next day, Senator Everett Dirksen delivered his oration on the floor of the U.S. Senate just minutes before the final vote. The final tally: 71 to 29, with 27 of the 33 Republicans voting to defeat the Democrat-led filibuster.
On This Day in 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act
by Jim Hoft - June 10, 1964, was a dramatic day in the United States Senate. For
the first time in its history, cloture was invoked on a civil rights bill,
ending a record-breaking filibuster by Democrats that had consumed fifty-seven
working days. The hero of the hour was minority leader Senator
Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Ill.). On June 10, 1964, Democrats filibustered
the Civil Rights Act.
Grand Old Partisan reported, via DANEgerus: On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”
In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality. Michael Zak wrote about this in his book Back to Basics for the Republican Party and reminds us that Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation and the KKK… fought against equality.
Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote
Elder - As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in
that year's presidential election. After the Civil War, Abe Lincoln's Republican
Party easily carried the black vote -- where blacks were allowed to vote.
Unwelcome in the Democratic Party, most blacks voted Republican and continued to
do so through the early part of the 20th century. It wasn't until 1948, when 77
percent of the black vote went to Harry Truman, who had desegregated the
military, that a majority of blacks identified themselves as Democrats. Yet, as
a percentage of the party, more Republicans voted for the passage of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats. For his key role breaking the Democrats'
filibuster and getting the act to pass the stalled Senate, Republican Sen.
Everett Dirksen, a conservative from Illinois, landed on the cover of Time
magazine. President Lyndon Johnson called Dirksen "the hero of the nation." The
Chicago Defender, then the country's largest black daily newspaper, applauded
Dirksen's "generalship" for helping to successfully push through the bill.
...Nixon, it turns out, had a much closer relationship with King than did Kennedy. In the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., records show considerable handwritten notes and correspondence between Nixon and King. This includes a 1957 letter from King acknowledging their previous meetings, which thanked Nixon for his "assiduous labor and dauntless courage in seeking to make the Civil Rights Bill a reality," and praised him for his "devotion to the highest mandates of the moral law." But in 1960, on the eve of the election, Nixon was in a tough spot. Nixon's public silence might be misconstrued as acceptance of King's arrest. On the other hand, as a candidate for his boss's job, Nixon worried about the political costs of appearing ungrateful if he chastised President Dwight Eisenhower for not taking stronger action. Eisenhower, however, was content to let the Justice Department handle the matter.
According to historian and presidential biographer Stephen Ambrose, while Nixon made no public comments, he telephoned Attorney General William Rogers to find out if King's constitutional rights were being infringed, thus opening the door for federal involvement. Nixon, a lawyer, was concerned about the ethics of calling a judge to get him to release someone. Nixon, writes Ambrose, told his press secretary: "I think Dr. King is getting a bum rap. But despite my strong feelings in this respect, it would be completely improper for me or any other lawyer to call the judge. And Robert Kennedy should have known better than to do so."
...Two million pamphlets titled, "'No Comment' Nixon Versus a Candidate With a Heart, Senator Kennedy," were distributed in black churches. Never mind that in 1956 Nixon revealed he was an honorary member of the NAACP. Or that Nixon pushed for passage of the '57 civil rights bill in the Senate. Or that Time magazine wrote that Nixon's support for civil rights incurred the wrath of one of his segregationist opponents, Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., who sarcastically called Nixon the NAACP's "most distinguished member." ...Keeping blacks ignorant of history remains crucial to this caricature of the Republican Party -- and to the monolithic Democratic black vote. Not so black and white, is it?
Did you know...American Minute for July 6th: A decade prior to the Civil War there were two major political parties in the United States: Democrats, favoring freedom of choice to own slaves; and Whigs, wanting a big tent party. In Ripon, Wisconsin, anti-slavery activists met on February 28, 1854, then held their first State Convention in Jackson, Michigan, JULY 6, 1854. They named their party Republican, with the chief plank being "to prohibit...those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery." Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, appointed Justice Stephen Field, who wrote in the Supreme Court decision Davis v. Beason, 1890: "Bigamy and polygamy are crimes by the laws of all civilized and Christian countries...They...destroy the purity of the marriage relation...degrade woman and debase man...There have been sects which denied...there should be any marriage tie, and advocated promiscuous intercourse of the sexes as prompted by the passions of its members...Should a sect of either of these kinds ever find its way into this country, swift punishment would follow." Justice Stephen Field continued: "The constitutions of several States, in providing for religious freedom, have declared expressly that such freedom shall not be construed to excuse acts of licentiousness."
American Minute with Bill Federer JULY 28 - Reconstruction Amendments
and consequences - In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9
Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but
property. ...On February 5, 1866, Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
introduced legislation to give former slaves "40 acres and a mule," but
Democrats opposed it, led by President Andrew Johnson. ...On April 9, 1866,
Republicans in Congress overrode Democrat President Johnson's veto and passed
the Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on
African-Americans. ...To force Southern States to grant State citizenship rights
to freed slaves, the U.S. House passed the 14TH AMENDMENT, May 10, 1866, as did
the Senate, June 8, 1866. One hundred percent of Democrats voted against it.
...The 15TH AMENDMENT was passed February 3, 1870, overcoming 97 percent Democrat opposition, granting the right to vote to all Americans regardless of race. On May 31, 1870, Republican President U.S. Grant signed the Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American of their civil rights. On June 22, 1870, Republican Congress created the U.S. Department of Justice to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South. On February 28, 1871, Republican Congress passed the Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters. On April 20, 1871, Republican Congress enacted the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans.
American Minute with Bill Federer MAR. 11 - Anti-Slavery Charles Sumner beaten
with cane by Democrat Rep. In 1856, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner of
Massachusetts helped found the Republican Party, which had as its original
platform: "Resolved...it is both the right and the imperative duty of Congress
to prohibit in the Territories those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and
slavery." Senator Charles Sumner took a vocal stand against slavery, accusing
Democrats of having a "mistress...the harlot, Slavery."
On May 22, 1856, Democrat Congressman Preston Brooks approached Charles Sumner as he sat at his desk in the Senate chamber and struck him with a thick gutta-percha cane with a gold head. Brooks beat Sumner till his desk, which had been bolted to the floor, was knocked over. Blinded by his own blood, Sumner got up, staggered down the aisle and collapsed as Brooks continued striking his motionless body til his cane broke. Some Senators tried to help Sumner, but Democrat Congressman Laurence Keitt brandished a pistol.
...Charles Sumner died MARCH 11, 1874, having never fully recovered from those injuries. Charles Sumner stated: "Familiarity with that great story of redemption, when God raised up the slave-born Moses to deliver His chosen people from bondage, and with that sublimer story where our Saviour died a cruel death that all men, without distinction of race, might be saved, makes slavery impossible."
Why Only Democrats and Liberals Should Feel White Guilt It baffles me that we're taught that Democrats are the civil rights champions. They are absolutely the opposite. First of all, the Republican party was created to be the party against slavery because the Democrats were pro-slavery, and good people knew it was un-Christian and morally wrong. Lincoln was a Republican, and not in "name only" as so-called scholars are teaching on campuses across the country. You'd never know it by how Republicans are portrayed now, but we were THE anti-slavery party, and we still are. The very first Republican president freed the slaves and was hated for it. He was consequentially murdered by a Democrat. (See ASTONISHING HISTORY OF DEMOCRAT RACISM Democrats have ALWAYS been the Party of Slavery and Racism & The Klu Klux Klan was created by the democrats for the express reason of terrorizing blacks and republicans in the south to prevent them from voting, and that every known Klansman that were members of congress have been democrats and the history of Republicans doing everything they could to block Democratic racism.)
THE RACIST, BLOODY TRUTH ABOUT DEMOCRATS By Joseph Farah covering Democratic party's history of murdering Republicans, blacks. ...let me give you a brief history of the Democratic Party, not according to me, but according to one of the most distinguished liberal American historians, Eric Foner, author of “A Short History of Reconstruction.” I encourage you to read the whole book as you listen this week to the smug and self-righteous speeches in Charlotte. This is the history they don’t want you to know. - KKK’s first targets were Republicans – read how Democrats started the group in “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White”
Take note of this summation of Foner’s book: “In effect, the [Ku Klux] Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to destroy the Republican Party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, re-establish control of the black labor force and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern Life.”
What occurs to me as I read these stunning words is how successful the Democratic Party has actually been in achieving those goals over the last 130 years. Today, it not only has “control of the black labor force,” it has control over the black vote – the very vote it sought to deny for most of those 130 years after the War Between the States. This is why the late Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican. He understood the history. He recognized who represented political allies and political foes. Here’s some more from Foner, who tells the story most Americans have never heard – that the Klan’s war was not just against blacks, it was against Republicans: ...
Why Martin Luther King Was Republican by Frances Rice - It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.
During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman's issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military. Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican.
Lincoln and the 13th Amendment - The Senate passed the 13th Amendment, April 8, 1864, with all 30 Republicans voting in favor, together with 4 Democrats. The House passed the 13th Amendment, January 31, 1865, with all 86 Republicans voting in favor, together with 15 Democrats, 14 Unconditional Unionists, and 4 Union men. Voting against were 50 Democrats and 6 Union men. Though not required, Lincoln, the first Republican President, added his signature to the 13th Amendment after the words "Approved February 1, 1865." Though slavery was abolished, Democrats in the South passed Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws, and created racial vigilante organizations. Republicans responded by pushing to enlarge the Federal Government's power with the 14th Amendment in 1868, ensuring civil rights for freed slaves; and the 15th Amendment in 1870, banning racial voting restrictions.
The 14th Amendment had been introduced into Congress by Republican Congressman John Bingham of Ohio. The 14th Amendment was adopted JULY 28, 1868, because Southern States, though forced to end slavery, did not grant State citizenship to freed slaves. The 14th Amendment reversed the Dred Scott decision of 1857, where the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property belonging to his owner. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were “so far inferior...that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” Southern Democrat Legislatures passed Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws, requiring freed slaves to be "apprenticed" to "employers" and punished any who left.
- November 22, 1865, Republicans denounced Mississippi's Democrat legislature for enacting “black codes” institutionalizing racial discrimination.
- February 5, 1866, Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens introduced legislation to give former slaves “40 acres and a mule,” but Democrats opposed it, led by President Andrew Johnson.
- April 9, 1866, Republicans in Congress overrode Democrat President Johnson’s veto and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans.
- On May 10, 1866, in the House, and June 8, 1866, in the Senate, Republicans passed the 14th Amendment, despite 100 percent of Democrats voting against it. Due process and equal protection of the laws was now guaranteed to all citizens.
- January 8, 1867, Republicans granted voting rights to African-Americans in the District of Columbia, after overriding Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
- July 19, 1867, Republican passed legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans, after overriding Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
- March 30, 1868, Republicans began impeachment of Democrat President Andrew Johnson.
- September 12, 1868, Democrats in Georgia's Senate expelled Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24 other Republican African-Americans, who would later be reinstated by a Republican Congress.
- October 22, 1868, while campaigning for re-election, Republican Congressman James Hinds was assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan.
- February 3, 1870, overcoming 97 percent Democrat opposition, the 15th Amendment was passed with 98 percent Republican support, granting the right to vote to all Americans regardless of race. -
May 31, 1870, Republican President U.S. Grant signed the Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American of their civil rights.
- June 22, 1870, Republican Congress created the U.S. Department of Justice to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South.
- February 28, 1871, Republican Congress passed the Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters.
- April 20, 1871, Republican Congress enacted the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans.
- October 10, 1871, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto was murdered by a Democratic Party operative, after repeated threats by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting.
- October 18, 1871, Republican President Ulysses S. Grant deployed U.S. troops to combat violence committed by Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan.
- Explaining the reason for the 14th Amendment, Republican Congressman John Farnsworth of Illinois stated, March 31, 1871: "The reason for the adoption (of the 14th Amendment)...was because of...discriminating...legislation of those States...by which they were punishing one class of men under different laws from another class."
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Related: America's Founders and slavery - Did you know? Liberals have chosen to disregard what George Washington warned in his Farewell Address delivered this day, September 19, 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars."
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