Democrats are quick to cry ‘RACISM!’ at every turn. But what does history say about that?
They lost the Election because of RACISM!
If you critique Obama’s policies, it’s RACISM!
If you believe that enforcing the Rule of Law is right, it’s RACISM!
If you believe that we should secure our borders, it’s RACISM!
If you think that police officers should be permitted to use force when their lives are in danger, it’s RACISM!
If you believe that inner-cities should have school choice, it’s RACISM!
If you’re a Republican, it’s RACISM!
The Democrats haven’t changed much, as you can see.
Here’s a ‘Quick’n’Dirty’ History lesson:
– The 1857 Dred Scott case at Supreme Court, where 9 Democrat Justices determined that Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney said that slaves were, ‘so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.’
– Dec. 6, 1865. Republicans pushed through the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Southern Democrats respond by passing ‘Black Codes’ and ‘Jim Crow Laws’ to essentially re-enslave blacks, institutionalize racism, and deny blacks the right to own firearms. These laws were soundly criticized by Republicans.
– May 10, 1866. Republicans pass the 14th Amendment, extending state citizenship rights to former slaves. 100 % of Democrats opposed it.
– Jan. 8, 1867. Republicans in give freed slaves voting rights in DC, overturning Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto. Republicans continue to expand and protect voting rights to freed slaves, again overturning the veto of President Johnson. The impeachment process of Andrew Johnson begins at the initiative of Republicans in 1868.
– Feb. 3, 1870. The 15th Amendment passed, granting voting rights to all men regardless of race. 97% of Democrats opposed it.
– Once the 15th Amendment was passed, Democrats used the KKK and lynchings to intimidate and persecute blacks.
– May 31, 1870. Republican President Grant passed the Enforcement Act imposing harsh penalties for depriving any citizen of their civil rights.
– Feb. 28, 1871. Republicans pass another Enforcement Act granting federal protection for black voters.
– April 20, 1871. Republicans pass the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democrat-affiliated groups that oppressed blacks.
– Democrat President Woodrow Wilson segregated the US Navy
– During WWII, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to arm African Americans. As a result, in 1952 and 1956, a majority of blacks voted for President Eisenhower.
– 1957 and 1959, President Eisenhower proposed civil rights bills to enforce the 15th Amendment. Hillary’s mentor, Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd and Gov. George Wallace opposed.
– Sen. Byrd also filibustered the Civil Rights Bill for 14h 13mins in 1964
– Democrat Sen. Strom Thurmond said that the Civil Rights Bill was ‘unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason.’
– The Bill had 80% Republican support and 61% Democrat support
And on and on it goes…
You can read an awesome full history by Bill Federer at World Net Daily.
One parting thought:
Here’s what the former president of the United States had to say when he eulogized his mentor, an Arkansas senator:
We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. . . . In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century’s most destructive forces and fought to advance its brightest hopes.
So spoke President William J. Clinton in 1995 of a man was among the 99 Democrats in Congress to sign the “Southern Manifesto” in 1956. (Two Republicans also signed it.) The Southern Manifesto declared the signatories’ opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education and their commitment to segregation forever. Fulbright was also among those who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That filibuster continued for 83 days…
…What is unforgivable is the way Democrats are still using race to foment hatred. Remember what happened to Trent Lott when he uttered a few dumb words about former segregationist Strom Thurmond? He didn’t get the kind of pass Bill Clinton did when praising Fulbright. Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton told a mostly black audience that “what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to another. . . . Today Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” She was presumably referring to voter-ID laws, which, by the way, 51 percent of black Americans support.
Racism has an ugly past in the Democratic party. The accusation of racism has an ugly present.
Read more: National Review
It’s been the Democrats not the Republicans that have been against civil rights for African-Americans throughout US History.
Democrats will continue to rewrite History to paint themselves as the ‘Good Guys’.
What else do you expect from people that think the Constitution is a ‘living’ Document that can be changed?
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The article originally erroneously had the name ‘Andrew Jackson’ instead of ‘Andrew Johnson’ as the President in 1867. This has been corrected after a second cup of coffee and some helpful comments from our astute readers that caught the error. Thank you!]