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An Open Letter to the Democratic Party
Lincoln Heritage Institute ^ | 03/13/2008 | Lt. Colonel Frances Rice

Posted on 03/13/2008 11:14:58 AM PDT by coffee260

An Open Letter to the Democratic Party
By Lt. Colonel Frances Rice,U.S. Army Retired: Contributor to the LHI

"We, African American citizens of the United States, declare and assert:

Whereas in the early 1600's 20 African men and women were landed in Virginia from a Dutch ship as slaves and from that tiny seed grew the poisoned fruit of plantation slavery which shaped the course of American development,

Whereas reconciliation and healing always begin with an apology and an effort to repay those who have been wronged,

Whereas the Democratic Party has never apologized for their horrific atrocities and racist practices committed against African Americans during the past two hundred years, nor for the residual impact that those atrocities and practices and current soft bigotry of low expectations are having on us today,

Whereas the Democratic Party fought to expand slavery and, after the Civil War, established Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes and other repressive legislation that were designed to disenfranchise African Americans,

Whereas the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, and their primary goal was to intimidate and terrorize African American voters, Republicans who moved South to protect African Americans and any other whites who supported them,

Whereas, according to leading historians (both black and white), the horrific atrocities committed against African Americans during slavery and Reconstruction were financed, sponsored, and promoted by the Democratic Party and their Ku Klux Klan supporters,

Whereas from 1870 to 1930, in an effort to deny African Americans their civil rights and to keep African Americans from voting Republican, thousands of African Americans were shot, beaten, lynched, mutilated, and burned to death by Ku Klux Klan terrorists from the Democratic Party,

Whereas Democratic Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission,

Whereas the Democratic party has used racist demagoguery to deceive African Americans about the history of the Republican Party that: (a) started as the anti-slavery party in 1854, (b) fought to free African Americans from slavery, (c) designed Reconstruction, a ten-year period of unprecedented political power for African Americans, (d) passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting African Americans freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote, (e) passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting African Americans protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, (f) passed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 granting African Americans protection from the Jim Crow laws, (g) established Affirmative Action programs to help African Americans proper with Republican President Richard Nixon's 1969 Philadelphia Plan that set the first goals and timetables and his 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act that made Affirmative Action Programs the law of our nation, and (h) never sponsored or launched a program, passed laws, or engaged in practices that resulted in the death of millions of African Americans,

Whereas Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka (a 1954 decision by Chief Justice Earl Warren who was appointed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower) was a landmark civil rights case that was designed to overturn the racist practices that were established by the Democratic Party,

Whereas after Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt received the vote of African Americans, he banned African American newspapers from the military shortly after taking office because he was convinced the newspapers were communists,

Whereas Democratic President John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Law, opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and was later criticized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for ignoring civil rights issues.

Whereas Democratic President John F. Kennedy authorized the FBI (supervised by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy) to investigate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on suspicion of being a communist,

Whereas Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, made a 14-hour filibuster speech in the Senate in June 1964 in an unsuccessful effort to block passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and was heralded in April 2004 by Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd as a senator who would have been a great leader during the Civil War,

Whereas when the 1964 Civil Rights Act came up for vote, Senator Al Gore, Sr. and the rest of the Southern Democrats voted against the bill,

Whereas in the House of Representatives only 61 percent of the Democrats voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act as compared to 80 percent of Republicans, and in the Senate only 69 percent of the Democrats voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, compared to 82 percent of the Republicans,

Whereas Democratic President Bill Clinton sent troops to Europe to protect the citizens of Bosnia and Kosovo while allowing an estimated 800,000 black Rwandans to be massacred in Africa, vetoed the welfare reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan,

Whereas Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore created harmful racial division when he falsely claimed that the 2000 presidential election was "stolen" from him and that African Americans in Florida were disenfranchised, even though a second recount of Florida votes by the "Miami Herald" and a consortium of major news organizations confirmed that he lost the election, and a ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission declared that African Americans were not denied the right to vote,

Whereas the Democratic Party's soft bigotry of low expectations and social promotions have consigned African Americans to economic bondage and created a culture of dependency on government social programs,

Whereas the Democratic Party's use of deception and fear to block welfare reform, the faith-based initiative and school choice that would help African Americans prosper is consistent with the Democratic Party's heritage of racism that included sanctioning of slavery and kukluxery, a perversion of moral sentiment among leaders of the Democratic Party whose racist legacy bode ill until this generation of African Americans,

Now, therefore, for the above and other documented atrocities and accumulated wrongs inflicted upon African Americans, we demand a formal written apology and other appropriate remuneration from the leadership of the Democratic party.
 
Also: DID YOU KNOW?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; blackhistory; civilrights; democrat; democratparty; democratplantation; democrats; kkk; martinluther; mlk; nobama; nodemocrats2012; race; racist; reparations

1 posted on 03/13/2008 11:15:04 AM PDT by coffee260
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To: coffee260

God, I love that woman.

Dr. Rice’s web site: http://www.nbra.info/


2 posted on 03/13/2008 11:23:02 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: coffee260

Very good, however, it’s the DEMOCRAT party. Semantics are important in politics particularly.


3 posted on 03/13/2008 11:32:14 AM PDT by brushcop (B-Co. 2/69 3rd Infantry Div., "Sledgehammer!" ...and keep hammering 'em!)
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To: coffee260

This is definately something they don’t teach in public schools.


4 posted on 03/13/2008 11:36:40 AM PDT by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: Cuchulain

“This is definately something they don’t teach in public schools.”
This was taught in History Class at my private school.


5 posted on 03/13/2008 11:47:04 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: coffee260
"Screech! Conservative Racism!"
6 posted on 03/13/2008 11:47:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: coffee260

Bump


7 posted on 03/13/2008 11:48:20 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: coffee260

Powerful stuff.
Very powerful stuff.


8 posted on 03/13/2008 11:51:38 AM PDT by Verbosus
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To: coffee260

Post of the day.


9 posted on 03/13/2008 12:01:37 PM PDT by demsux
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To: coffee260

Ping for later


10 posted on 03/13/2008 12:04:04 PM PDT by madconservative (Founding member of the Constantinople Liberation Organization.)
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To: coffee260
the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party

Saying that will get Dems to howl in outrage. Therefore, I say it a lot.

11 posted on 03/13/2008 12:05:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: coffee260

Both the letter and the post linked to at the bottom are excellent!

I will never understand why the democrat party is the AAs party of choice, and why they let themselves be hoodwinked, with pats on the head now and then so they’ll keep on voting D.


12 posted on 03/13/2008 12:15:10 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (McCain in 2008. Because our liberal is still better than both of theirs.)
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To: Theresawithanh

This is an explosive topic. I feel the same as you do.


13 posted on 03/13/2008 12:17:11 PM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: dinasour
From the website: "Phillips: Do Democrats think black voters are stupid?" http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/03/07/0309phillips_edit.html

No, not stupid, but an awful lot of black voters most assuredly have been successfully propagandized, hoodwinked, kept down, kept dependent, and kept "on the plantation" by the Democrat Party and their leftist allies in the MSM. How else to explain the 90% block voting of African Americans for the virulently racist and race-baiting Democrat Party?

The reality of the Democrat Party and what is has done for to the African American segment of America also includes the following: Their touted government programs supposedly for the benefit of African Americans have done little more than stiffle success, wreck families, ensure rampant crime and poverty, and create massive dependency. Their support of the student-failing NEA and that union's stranglehold on schools, esp. urban public schools, has further stiffled economic growth and success. On top of that, Planned Parenthood and "pro-choice" (really pro-death) have been responsible for a literal genocide of millions of African American babies -- AND THAT WAS THE STATED INTENT OF ITS FOUNDERS (http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.html). In fact, anyone who thinks that ANY of this has been accidental or unintended by the Democrat Party's leadership over the past several decades is utterly clueless about the real effects and intent of the Democrat Party's policies.

Short version of the Democrat Party and their relationship with African Americans: Keep them down, keep them dependent, keep them uninformed, and keep them voting for Democrats. Sadly, it's worked for decades. Dr. Rice and her associates clearly see through this, but what are the chances that the leftist MSM will permit them to disseminate the actual facts and history? I won't be holding my breath. Then again, with the rise of the alternative media and the fall of the dinosaur media, maybe just maybe the truth will FINALLY start to win out...

14 posted on 03/13/2008 12:23:19 PM PDT by piytar
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To: coffee260

mark


15 posted on 03/13/2008 12:23:40 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("41-David, you are clear for end of watch." Rest in Peace, SWAT Officer Randall Simmons.)
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To: coffee260

Thank you, a thousand times thank you - to Lt. Colonel Frances Rice!


16 posted on 03/13/2008 3:00:06 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: coffee260

referanceping


17 posted on 03/26/2008 3:36:43 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: coffee260

Wow, great letter!

Very fitting for today’s political debacle.

Bumpin’ this!


18 posted on 09/08/2012 9:40:32 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: coffee260

My name is ROCKLOBSTER, and I approved of this message.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 10:04:07 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

LOL ROCK, so do I!

It’s rockin’ oh yeah


20 posted on 09/08/2012 10:34:20 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: coffee260

4 am bump! ;-)


21 posted on 09/08/2012 11:57:19 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Cronos; nuconvert; no-to-illegals; cradle of freedom

ping


22 posted on 09/09/2012 3:33:38 AM PDT by odds
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To: Cuchulain

>> This is definately something they dont teach in public schools.

Carter’s communists aren’t about truth.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 4:28:13 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: brushcop
Very good, however, it’s the DEMOCRAT party.

Would you please source that for us? I've heard it before, but so far I haven't found any authoritative support for it. Thank you.

24 posted on 09/09/2012 5:14:36 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: coffee260

Very good. bookmarked.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 6:16:20 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: savedbygrace

“Democrat Party” is a political epithet used in the United States for the Democratic Party. The term has been used in negative or hostile fashion by conservative commentators and members of the Republican Party in party platforms, partisan speeches and press releases since 1940.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: savedbygrace
Would you please source that for us?

That would be The English Language. The Republicans correctly call their organization The Republican Party.

Either they individually should be called "democratics"...or it's the so-called democrat party.

There's nothing "democratic" about them, as evidenced by the recent God vote and their obsession of voter fraud in general (vote early and often, dead voters, denying the military, Gore/FL, Al Franken etc etc etc. )

Of course when they say "we are Progressives" or "pursuing the Progressive Agenda" they are conceding that they are actually Socialists; ie anti-freedom, anti-family, anti-God enemies of the American People.

Actually it's killing me to type "democratic" when everyone knows it's actually...RATs!

27 posted on 09/09/2012 6:42:01 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

First problem is they do not understand the word “whereas”


28 posted on 09/09/2012 8:15:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Syncro

I’ve carried this tagline for more than a few days.


29 posted on 09/09/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I thought you had something helpful, but you don’t.


30 posted on 09/09/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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