Skip to comments.Republicans Enacted Civil Rights, not Democrats
Posted on 10/28/2003 6:09:35 PM PST by Qwinn
The true history of the Republican and Democrat parties:
1854 The New Republican Party is formed from former Democrats and Whig Party members in opposition to the extension of slavery into the US Territories. James Fremont becomes the Party's first Presidential candidate in 1856.
1860 Abraham Lincoln becomes the first Republican elected as President of the United States.
1862 A presidential order abolishes slavery in the District of Columbia as a prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
1864 The Republican National Convention makes the abolition of slavery a plank in its platform.
1865 Lincoln's assassination leaves Vice President Andrew Johnson, a moderate Democrat from Tennessee, to oversee the beginning of Southern Reconstruction.
1865-1870 Republicans pass first Civil Rights Act of 1866 to have it weakened by Southern Democrats. Republican controlled Congress passes the 13th through 15th Constitutional amendments ending slavery, securing equal legal protection and voting rights for former slaves. African Americans align themselves with the Republican Party as a result for several generations.
1866 Formation of the original Ku Klux Klan, the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party, to intimidate Radical Republican legislators and African-American voters during Reconstruction.
1870 Hiram R Revels, a Republican African-American, is elected to fill US Senate seat formerly held by Jefferson Davis and Joseph H Rainey is elected as the first African American Congressman - also Republican. (By my research of putting just their name into Google, I had to check at least 10 different sites before I could find a mention of their political affiliation.)
1871 Republican President Grant signed into law a bill making the intimidation tactics of the Ku Klux Klan tantamount to rebellion. Enforcement of this Act helped bring about the decline of the Klan in the 19th Century.
1875 Republican Blanche K Bruce of Mississippi becomes the first African-American elected to a full term in the US Senate.
1878 Republican Senator A A Sargent from California, introduced the 19th Amendment. Sargents amendment (also known as the Susan B Anthony Amendment) was defeated four times in the ensuing years by the Democrat-controlled Senate. (yes, Repubilcans pioneered Woman's Suffrage too)
1920 The Republican National Convention declares that African-Americans must be admitted to all state and district conventions.
1932 Franklin Roosevelt is elected president over his opponent, incumbent Herbert Hoover as a result of Republicans being blamed in part for the economic Depression. Hoover receives more than 75% of the African-American vote.
1936 The Democratic Party wins support of African-Americans on economic grounds despite their stiff opposition to civil rights for blacks.
1952 Dwight D Eisenhower elected President in landslide victory. He continues a strong national defense foreign policy and halts all segregationist practices under his control in the Federal Government including the military.
1957 and 1960 - Eisenhower introduces a Civil Rights Bill to have it blocked by the Democratic majority in Congress. Democrats reject the bill despite Eisenhower's introduction of compromise language
1963 Kennedy reintroduces and pushes for a civil rights bill to congress after violent racial discord in Birmingham, AL. He is assassinated before its passage. President Johnson works with Senate Republicans and resurrects Eisenhower's compromise language in the bill in order to break the Democratic filibuster and allow its passage in 1964 and passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
MUST READ links regarding the true voting history of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED IT FAR MORE THAN DEMOCRATS:
1966 Edward W Brooke (R-MA) is the first African-American elected to the US Senate by popular vote.
1989 President Bush appoints General Colin L Powell as Chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Condoleezza Rice as director of National Security Council and Louis Sullivan as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
1991 President Bush appoints Clarence Thomas to US Supreme Court.
1998 US House of Representatives elects JC Watts (R-OK) to be Chairman of the House Republican Conference.
2001 President George W Bush appoints General Colin L Powell as Secretary of State, Roderick R Paige as Secretary of Education and Condoleezza Rice as Advisor of the National Security Council.
Now - how many prominent blacks in government have come out of the Democratic party? The record clearly shows that almost all of the groundbreaking elections and appointments of blacks into high office were by Republican voters and Republican Presidents.
The Democrat Party has agitated against Civil Rights throughout it's existence. It won black loyalty through propaganda and economic initiatives - basically, they lied for and bought the vote. Meanwhile, segregationist Robert Byrd (D-WV) still holds his office, and Trent Lott, a Republican, suffers more political fallout over Strom Thurmond's past than Strom Thurmond did. Incidentally, during all the history of Civil Rights activity, Strom Thurmond was a Democrat.
And yet, at every turn in the media and academia, it is the group-think-obsessed liberals and Democrats who are hailed as champions of Civil Rights. It is the most outrageous Pravda-like manipulation of history I have ever witnessed, even surpassing any rewriting of history I heard come out of the Soviet Union.
Tell all your black friends who really fought for their freedom and rights. Print this out (including the links about the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act) and show it to them! Don't let them keep being used and bribed by racist Democrats!
You guys know you're talking about Dixiecrats, not modern Democrats right?
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