Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Voting on Race Relations in America

The recent spat with Harry Reid and his poorly chosen statements regarding PresBO is illustrative of both the hypocrisy employed by the Left and the main stream media but also of the loss of historical facts regarding Democrats versus Republicans and race relations in America.

You can easily see the wagons being grouped 'round that old pale white man by all the hungry Lefties, they hunger for more government entitlement programs or outright handouts from that government. They give him a pass, Blacks and Whites both ran to his aid, to cover his sorry ass and keep him and the Dem's solidly entrenched in an all out war on the Constitution.

Everyone points out the obvious double standard applied to the Democrat in trouble, but you better believe that if a Republican had uttered those words there would have been a long line to ride the bus they would have tossed him under. But if you review history carefully you will see an even bigger double standard and more importantly you will see the true color blind party, and it is NOT the Democrat Party.

Here are some FACTS:

Democrats fought to EXPAND slavery in America while Republicans (Whigs and Free Soilers) fought to END slavery: Democrat controlled states in the entire south had laws banning the education of Slaves, prohibited their marriage and allowed them to be bartered and sold outright.

Democrats in the new frontier states of Kansas and Nebraska fought for and passed Kansas/Nebraska Act which both protected and expanded slavery respectively. They also fought for the repeal of the Missouri Compromise which limited the expansion of slavery to the western and northern territories.

Democrats supported and backed the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision which ruled that Slaves and their descendants are not citizens and not entitled to any of the protections afforded by the Constitution. This affectively repealed the Missouri Compromise and allowed the expansion of slavery across virtually the whole of the frontier.

Democrats sponsored and passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 which required any slave that had escaped the South was to be returned to their owners. This was common and the law regularly ignored by the Northern states which were mostly controlled by Republicans (save New York and New Jersey). During this period of the nation's history the number of slave states outnumbered Free states and a result were all these laws for or allowing slavery. This ended with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.

It was a Republican president that emancipated the slaves.

The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution were authored, sponsored by Republican and opposed by Democrats. These Amendments banned Slavery in all of the USA, extended citizenship to Slaves and extended voting rights to black Americans.

It was disaffected Democrats that founded the KKK and other similar terrorist groups that resisted Reconstruction. Historian Eric Foner in summarizing the activity of the KKK during reconstruction stated that "In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democrat Party, the Planter Class and all those who desired a restoration of white supremacy." It was a Democrat that was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was a member of the KKK for more than 10 years and was at one time a "Kleagle" or Klan Eagle, an indication of his importance in the Klan.

Democrat Harry Truman was a member of the KKK (Joined in 1922 in Kansas City) although his activity therein is not known publicly.

Many Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and 1964 including Senators Robert Byrd, Sam Ervin, Albert Gore Sr., and John F. Kennedy.

I could go on and on, but here is a Blog Site that has a very good summary and it includes links to references for those out there that are suspicious of these claims. Thanks also to the Quinn and Rose Radio Show.

To say that if you are a minority in this country, especially if you are a Black person, you are throwing your vote away if you vote for a Democrat is an understatement. History shows that the Democrats are all about keeping people in Slavery and today that manifests as entitlement programs from the government. You are trading your Vote to Democrat "slave masters" like Harry Reid in order for them to stay in power and all they ask in return is YOUR Freedom and Liberty.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

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