Skip to comments.Dinesh D’Souza Explains Why Democrats Embrace Juneteenth but Ignore the Day the 13th Amendment Passed
Posted on 06/24/2021 7:00:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The end of slavery with the passage of the 13th Amendment should be heralded as the most important anti-racism day in American history. It was the biggest step towards the equality of opportunity we have in America today, a step that was absolutely necessary for any other race advancements in America’s history to take place.
Despite this, Democrats have taken “Juneteenth” to be the day they celebrate the fight against racism. This makes absolutely zero sense until we take a look at the politics behind the history. Dinesh D’Souza did just that in a Tweet on the new national holiday.
“Democrats prefer #juneteenthday to the real occasion on which slavery was abolished—the date the 13th Amendment was passed permanently ending American slavery. This is an awkward day for Democrats because the vast majority of them—even in the North—opposed the 13th Amendment!”
Democrats prefer #juneteenthday to the real occasion on which slavery was abolished—the date the 13th Amendment was passed permanently ending American slavery. This is an awkward day for Democrats because the vast majority of them—even in the North—opposed the 13th Amendment!
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 19, 2021
Despite attempts at revisionist history by many who commented on his Tweet, it is absolutely accurate. If any of the pertinent days associated with the 13th Amendment were made into a national holiday, it would act as a yearly reminder that the roots of the Democratic Party have always been tied to racism and the roots of the Republican Party have always been tied to equality.
The amendment was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865. It was ratified by the required 27 of the then 36 states on December 6, 1865. It was proclaimed on December 18, 1965. Any of these three days are more important in the history of abolishing slavery and starting the diminishment of racism in America than “Juneteenth” which is the anniversary date of June 19, 1865. It was on that day that the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger was made, proclaiming and enforcing freedom of enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.
Juneteenth is a day in which meaning has to be made up and even explained to most Americans. But it’s the only relevant date in 1865 that wouldn’t remind Americans how racist the Democrat Party was and continues to be today.
Most do not remember or acknowledge that after all Confederate Slaves were freed, there were slaves held in Northern states until the 13th Amendment was implemented.
Union slave states like Missouri legally held them. But, most Union states turned a blind eye to slave holders. Recent historical analysis shows that Oregon may have had as many as 800 slaves held after Juneteenth.
Juneteenth: When Republicans freed the last of the Democrats slaves.
KInda like that Kwaanza thingy.
Juneteenth: When Republicans freed the last of the Democrats slaves.
That’s the message that needs to be broadcast far and wide.
General Grant had a slave, one of the lest slave in the US.
Not at all like Kwanzaa. Juneteenth ... June 19 ... was the day Texas got news about the slaves being freed. That's why blacks in Texas have celebrated the day for many, many years. Texas made it an official state holiday back in the 80s. It's not made up.
What about Indian tribes which kept their slaves?
How do people know it stopped on June 19th? It should be the date of the 13th Amendment.
Among the 27 were Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. States that chimed in later included Iowa, California, and Oregon. Crazy Joe's home State (Delaware) initially rejected the 13th Amendment, and didn't see fit to ratify until the 20th century rolled around...
Finally, somebody who knows this little detail. Among those legions of history majors working as staffers in congress, at the DNC and RNC, at all the "news" networks, not one has a clue about the historical record (or any curiosity to research).
BTW, in an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer in Aug 1865, it was reported that KY still had 65,000 slaves in July.
Even libs can (maybe) grasp that July comes after Juneteenth.
Union slave states like Missouri legally held them.
Juneteenth will just become another day of twerking and boarding up store windows soon enough
Libtards are still racist as we see every single day now.
There were abolition laws in some of the border states. I’m not sure if Missouri passed one prior to the ratification of The 13th Amendment or not. Many of those laws called for gradual, rather than immediate, emancipation though, so it’s still possible that there were slaves held legally even if an abolition law had been passed.
'Juneteenth' also let's us forget that Joe Biden's Delaware didn't ratify the 13th Amendment until 1901...
Juneteenth was derived from an ORDER by a Reconstruction era Union General, a self promoting Gordon Granger in command of the few Union forces in Texas at the time
It was not a law passed, as the 13th Amendment was (albeit passed during the 1865 year- said to be by 27 of the 36 states- a false number btw, since it did not include any Confederate state in 1865 (they had no representation in Congress in 1865) for the post war Nation, by the then Congress. Notably Delaware (Biden’s home state) and Kentucky (Border state) did not pass in their legislatures the 13th Amendment. That is to say they fudged the numbers- there could not have been 27 of 36 states absent KY and Delaware, there being 11 Confederate States at the time who neither passed it in their legislatures and couldn’t have had any voice in Congress.
All that aside— as D’Souza points out— the demonrats of the Union States opposed the 13 th Amendment, so demons of today could hardly celebrate this as a National Holiday vs. the really meaningless propaganda of “juneteenth” order no. 3 of a nobody Union general. Should note also, it took the 13th Amendment to force the Choctaw Nation to release its slaves-Granger was unable (hadn’t the troops).
Would be interesting to ask the brainless demented Biden why his STATE was a SLAVE state throughout the Civil War. Answer: to this day they still are a chattel corporate registry for DEBT slavery for the entire country.
I am of the opinion that if conservatives respond by asserting that the reason for the holiday is to celebrate when the Republicans were able to finally release black slaves from their Democrat masters, that the holiday will soon fall into disuse.
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