The True Civil Rights Record of the Democrat Party!!!
Oftentimes people cannot understand why I have chosen to leave the Democrat Party and become a conservative. One of the main reasons is that I learned the TRUE history of thier civil rights record and examined what they continue to do and its' devastating effects on the black community.
Here are some other interesting facts not included in this article. I wonder how many black people know that in 1964 Tennessee Senator, Al Gore Sr. voted against the civil rights act. I also wonder how many blacks know about Clinton's political mentor, J. William Fulbright. As Arkansas senator this man signed The Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court's historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He subsequently joined with the Dixiecrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as voting against the 1965 Voting Rights Act...So much for dems being the champion for civil rights??? The dems had the benefit of someone from their party being in the white house as well being savvy enough to re-write history to convince a generation of people that they were what's best for them.
A Brief History of the Democrat Party
Author - Linda Sue Grimes
Party of the Common Man
The party of Andrew Jackson is the beginning of the modern Democrat Party, which favored the "common man"—but only the "white" common man. Under Jackson's command, slavery of blacks continued and spread, and confiscations of American Indian land reached it widest proportions.
The Party of Slavery
The main issue that has driven the Democrat Party since its inception—and actually gave birth to the Republican Party—is the issue of slavery and its subsequent racism against African Americans. The Democrat Party as a whole was pro-slavery, and Republican Party came into existence in order to fight slavery.
Dominated by Democrats in 1857, the Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott Case in favor of the continuation of slavery. Democrat Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote the majority opinion stating that slaves were not citizens of the United States, and therefore, had no standing to sue in Federal courts.
Democrat Party and African Americans since Slavery
After the Civil War was fought and won by proponents of abolition, the era of reconstruction began. During this time, when former slaves were struggling to take their position as citizens of the republic, a terrorist group called Ku Klux Klan emerged to squelch that struggle. Once again, it was Democrats who supported the Klan effort. The first grand wizard of the KKK was the prominent Tennessee Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forest. The Ku Klux Klan Act, also known as Civil Rights Act of 1871, was introduced into Congress by Republicans to put an end to the KKK's terrorist activity against newly freed blacks. The congressional Democrats voted against this act.
The thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution were designed to guarantee voting rights to African Americans. Again, all three were opposed by the Democrat Party.
The Democrat Party, however, did not oppose the Black Codes, also known as the Jim Crow laws.
Until 1992, when Carol Moseley Braun (D-Illinois) was elected to the senate, the Democrats had not elected one black senator, while the Republicans had elected three: Hiram Revels (1870), Blanche K. Bruce (1875), Edward William Brooke III, 1966).
In 1866, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens (R-Pennsylvania) introduced a bill as part of the Freedmen's Bureau Act that apportioned land to former slaves (later referred to as "40 acres and mule"), and the Democrats promptly voted it down.
Democrats struggled against African Americans receiving an education by trying to keep historically Black colleges and universities from forming. Many historically Black colleges are named for White Republicans, including Morehouse College, for Henry L. Morehouse, and Howard University, for General Oliver Howard.
What Are Democrats For?
As we observe today, it is easier to pinpoint what the Democrat Party has been against than to specially elucidate what it is for. Down through the years, that party of the "common man" has opposed the following: Civil Rights Act 1866, Reconstruction Act of 1867, Freedmen's Bureau Extension Act of 1866, Enforcement Act of 1870, Force Act of 1871, Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, Civil Rights Act of 1875, Civil Rights Act of 1957, and the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
Despite the fact that a Democrat president, Lyndon Johnson, signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Acts of 1965, he was actually against those acts before he was for them, and as he was signing them he lamented that doing so would result in his losing his party. During the 1960s, the Democrat Party filibustered against both of those pieces of legislation, and again in 1972, it was the Democrat Party that opposed the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
Expanded Government / Social Issues
The Democrat Party favors high taxes to support a welfare-state, exemplified most clearly by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Instead of fostering individual and small business growth, the Democrats lean toward a socialist ordering of society. They campaign on issues that promise hand-outs instead of help, programs to supervise the lives of people instead of education that motivates independence.
Democrats consistently favor systems that encourage citizens to rely on government instead of on themselves. For these reasons they argue against vouchers for school choice. On social issues the Democrats support abortion, marriage for homosexuals, while trying to limit the influence of religion.
Irony – Most Blacks Today are Democrats
Despite its socialist leanings and cultural radicalism, this Party's most telling record is in its treatment of African Americans. Many prominent, knowledgeable African Americans ask the same question that researcher and activist Wayne Perryman asks: "Why are most blacks in America Democrats?" http://wayneperryman.com/
The Democratic Party http://www.democrats.org/a/party/history.htmlAn Open Letter to the Democratic Party written by Lt. Colonel Frances Rice, U.S. Army Retired
The Jim Crow Laws
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