Ever since I was a teenager, I was often inundated with the belief that Republicans were small-minded and racist, and their religious beliefs did nothing more than bring upon fascist hatred. Being raised in a broken home with parent’s on both sides of political belief, these kinds of dysfunctional family dynamics tended to produce such beliefs. Oddly enough, it was also the source of my questioning nature, to question everything I am told. Which causes me more grief than anything else, but such is life. Due to this, I have often wondered why people think Republicans were a group of racist rednecks. What makes people think this, I imagined that all Republicans were clansmen at night, while producing policies of hatred by day. Ironically enough this is not true, and the only way I can truly explain this is in my typical “tongue in cheek” fashion. So if you are like me, and refuse to be backed down by blatant ignorance of historical facts, then by all means feel free to use the following information;
The Democrats freed African slaves because their hearts are so big and caring, right? Nope, they sure didn’t! It was the 37th Republican-controlled Congress, with the majority of Democrats opposing it.
- On this day in 1862, the Republican-controlled 37th Congress enacted, despite unanimous Democrat opposition, the second Confiscation Act. This law, written by Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL), declared that all slaves held by Confederate rebels “shall be forever free.” President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) would cite this law in the provisional Emancipation Proclamation two months later. The Democratic Party that stood against Lincoln was the pro-slavery party of that time, and during the early part of the 1900’s, most Democratic politicians from the south were racist. In fact, it was the Republicans capitalist spirit backing paid labor as the superior system!
If the Republicans freed the slaves why’d they create the Ku Klux Klan? Wrong again sports fans! It was the democrats who created the KKK, and targeted black and republican citizens for lynching.
- In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political, but political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to reverse the interlocking changes sweeping over the South during Reconstruction: to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life. Sourced from WikiPedia.
It was the Democrats that championed civil rights, while the Republicans blocked it. Incorrect, it was the Republicans that championed Civil Rights at its foundation.
- The Civil Rights Act — which is best known for barring discrimination in public accommodations — passed the House on Feb. 10, 1964 by a margin of 290-130. When broken down by party, 61 percent of Democratic lawmakers voted for the bill (152 yeas and 96 nays), and a full 80 percent of the Republican caucus supported it (138 yeas and 34 nays). Sourced from http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/may/25/michael-steele/steele-says-gop-fought-hard-civil-rights-bills-196/
Democrats were so supportive of Civil Rights, even Martin Luther King Jr. was a Democrat, right? WRONG Martin Luther King Jr. was a bona-fide Republican.
- 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. Sourced from HumanEvents. However it should be stated, that Martin Luther King Jr., in my opinion spurred the ‘following who gives the most’ movement. Even as a registered Republican, he openly supported anyone who championed black rights, after Kennedy presented a shift in the Democratic party’s core.
So if the Republicans were integral in making black Americans the free individuals they are today, when and why did they begin to support Democrats, who openly objected their freedom for generations? When the liberal democrats gained a supreme dedication to enslaving African-Americans through dependency. See my article Smile big while you blindly vote for your own enslavement
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