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History Of Civil Rights, Republicans And Democrats

As Black History Month (February) comes to a close, there is some Black history that relatively few people are aware of, but should be.

Since the 1960’s, the Democrats and public education have effectively re-written history to the point that Blacks born since that time do not know the truth about their history and that of the Democrat and Republican parties. Surprising news for many Americans, not just Black democrats.

Slavery is quite possibly the most influential issue underlying American politics from 1776 to 1865, and the single greatest issue in the formation of the Republican party. Slavery was an issue that caused a divide in the colonies. The humanity of it was so divisive, that the formation of a unified country was impossible without some solution.political signs 1850s

The Democratic Party was the party of white popular sovereignty in the North and plantation slavery in the South.  The short form is, the Democrat Party was the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. In its formation, slavery wasn’t something they wanted to abolish. Democrats of the day took a moderate position on slavery. They, as a national platform, said it was OK as long as the states wanted it.  By 1850, the Republican Party was formed as the anti-slavery party.  How it all shook out up to Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 is explained HERE.

Slavery, and the abolition of it, was so important that a Civil War was640px-Frederick_Douglass_portrait fought over it. Frederick Douglass, the former fugitive slave and best-known African American spokesman wrote of his break with the apolitical and pacifist Garrisonians and his embrace of political abolition.  He was a supporter of the early Republican movement and during the Civil War helped mobilize northern blacks and freed slaves for the Union cause.  He campaigned extensively to recruit black regiments for the Union Army and agitated the northern public to support emancipation and civil rights for blacks.

It was Democrats who fought against civil rights in the 1950’s and 60’s. It was Democrats who fought against de-segregation.

Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant. In 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of a Little Rock public school.

It was Martin Luther King Jr. who wrote President Dwight D. Eisenhower, both republicans, requesting a swift resolution allowing the students to attend school.

Observing the standoff between Faubus and the federal judiciary, King sent a telegram to President Eisenhower urging him to “take a strong forthright stand in the Little Rock situation.” King told the president that if the federal government did not take a stand against the injustice it would “set the process of integration back fifty years. This is a great opportunity for you and the federal government to back up the longings and aspirations of millions of peoples of good will and make law and order a reality” (King, 9 September 1957). Aware that the Little Rock incident was becoming an international embarrassment, Eisenhower reluctantly ordered troops from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division to protect the students, who were shielded by federal troops and the Arkansas National Guard for the remainder of the school year. In a 25 September telegram, King praised the president’s actions: “I wish to express my sincere support for the stand you have taken to restore law and order in Little Rock, Arkansas. . . .You should know that the overwhelming majority of southerners, Negro and white, stand firmly behind your resolute action” (Papers 4:278).

Ignored today is this, it was Roosevelt who started blacks on the path to dependency on government handouts during the Great Depression with his “New Deal” that turned out to be a bad deal for blacks. Even though Roosevelt received the vote of many blacks, Roosevelt banned black American newspapers from the military because he was convinced the newspapers were communists.

Little known by many today is the fact that it was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, who pushed through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact, Dirksen was instrumental to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. Dirksen wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.

December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks claimed her civil right to exist which Rosa_Parks_Bookingkicked off the civil rights movement. Leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that passed with more Democrats than Republicans voting against it by nearly 2 to 1. The House version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by only 61 percent of that Chamber’s Democrats versus 80 percent of the Republicans.

It was Republicans that ended a filibuster by Democrat Senator Robert C. Byrd (former KKK recruiter), preventing a vote on this bill in the Senate. 82 percent of Republicans voted for cloture versus 66 percent of Democrats.

In the final Senate vote on the Act, 82 percent of Republicans voted “Aye” versus 69 percent of Democrats.

President Lyndon Johnson was no supporter of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also did not like the mass exodus to the Republican Party.

These Negroes, they’re getting uppity these days. That’s a problem for us, since they got something now they never had before. The political pull to back up their upityness. Now, we’ve got to do something about this. We’ve got to give them a little something. Just enough to quiet them down, but not enough to make a difference. If we don’t move at all, their allies will line up against us. And there’ll be no way to stop them. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”

Seeing the exodus of Blacks from the Democrat Party in the wake of all the resistance to  freedom and equality for them coming from Democrats and, in an overall sense, to help to erase their foils of the past, the Great Society was the permanent payoff. And, the chain on the leg of poor Blacks and Whites to keep them on the Democrat Plantation.

Senator (later President) John F. Kennedy was opposed to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. As President, he was opposed to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. He had his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, also a Democrat, had the FBI investigate Dr. King for suspicion of being a communist. RFK also wiretapped Dr. King’s phone communications.

Democrats condemn Republican President Richard Nixon for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” These same Democrats expressed no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years, while deriding Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party. The “Southern Strategy” that began in the 1970’s was an effort by Nixon to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were discriminating against blacks. Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Bobby Jindal, a person of color, as governor in 2007.

The enforcement of affirmative action began with Richard Nixon‘s Arthur_Fletcher_01969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher
who became known as “the father of affirmative action”) that was
merit-based and set the nation‘s first goals and timetables. Nixon was also responsible for the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1970’s.

Democrats have not only invented but have perfected a tactic that could not be more successful politically, nor more divisive socially. Democrats prefer political success to your economic and personal success. It’s called ‘identity politics.’ If this is news to you, it breaks down like this. Divide the people into distinct and separate groups. No longer look at you as Americans, as one people. You are Black, you are Poor, you are Old, you are Female, you are Gay, you are Pro-Choice, you are here illegally. All of which the Democrats have a solution for, and all of which Republicans are cast as being against. But not only against their policy, but against you. Identity politics does two things simultaneously. Casts groups as victims, and casts the opposing political party as being evil, mean people. Their success depends on casting half of America as bad people. That’s where Democrats set their moral standard. Because of this, you see the families, especially in the minority communities, falling apart. The consequences of which is low income, low employment rates, and high crime. And encourages those on the receiving end of government programs to vote for the party that is cast as the ones giving them. You see, moving up and out of government dependency is not their goal.  It is the goal of the party (Republican) that detests identity politics. Convincing people to make that switch is a steep climb from where we are today.

There are many success stories of what can be done to unleash the human spirt and the potential in everyone. It starts with personal responsibility and hard work. The rewards are all there for everyone to reap.

Firsts of minorities in power, and empowered, are all over the Republican Party. The media just doesn’t like to point to them because, they have their own party and it starts with a D.  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, General Colin Powell, Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Senator Tim Scott, Rep. Mia Love, Mike Hill, Florida State Representative,  Elbert Lee Guillory, Louisiana State Senator. This is not an all inclusive list, but you get the point.

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Wrong National Conversation

The national conversation surrounding the recent killings of unarmed black people by white law enforcement officers is not based on the truth or facts. It is based on stirring up racial tensions. The race hustlers and those consumed with white guilt, with the help of the media, have turned two facts upside down in order to push their agenda. Brown didn’t have his hands up in surrender. And Garner was not choked. You figure out why you believe all that is not true. I can help.

The Obama/Holder regime throws a bone to the dumb masses by saying they will end racial profiling. (Stick your chest out. Yeah!) Now know that it does not include or address what happened in either of those two cases. It is only for acts of the federal government, which should make us all feel a little less safe.

A few survival tips for thugs and other idiots that don’t show any respect for the law or law enforcement: 1) don’t try to disarm a cop, 2) don’t start a fight with a cop, 3) when a cop yells at you to STOP, listen to him/her, and 4) if approached by a cop who suspects you are breaking the law, do not resist. You’ll have a chance to prove him wrong. If he isn’t wrong, then at least you’ll still be alive and (for Eric Garner) get a thirty-second chance at turning your life around.

Both of those deaths would not have happened had the deceased followed those simple, civil, rules. And THAT’S where the national conversation should be.

Racial Profiling, The Next Manufactured Crisis

The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” theme is a lie that the media, Obama, Holder, St. Louis Rams and the other race baiters want to perpetuate. Never mind that the evidence in the Brown shooting proves that Brown got what was coming to him. The lesson, and the point they ought to be making is, 1) don’t rob people, 2) don’t assault a cop, 3) don’t try to disarm a cop, and 4) when a cop has his gun out, pointing it at you and telling you to stop, do what he says.

Now Obama and Holder are talking about racial profiling. And saying that there is “unfairness” in law enforcement between cops (especially White ones) and kids in the hood. I could not disagree more. Because when you look at the facts in the Brown case, that thug would have met the same fate regardless of the color of his skin. Dead is dead. That is as fair as it could possibly be.

Instead of Hands Up, Don”t Shoot! The chant should be “Pants Up, Don’t Loot!

St. Louis Teens Gone Wild

Four teenagers in St. Louis (near Ferguson) attacked a car and killed the driver with hammers.

Zemir Begic was heading home from a bar at 1:15 a.m in St Louis when a group of teenagers surrounded his car and began banging on it. The gang of teenagers used hammers to beat a newlywed to death in front of his wife and friend after they attacked his car early on Sunday morning in an apparently random attack.

The kicker is . . .

Police said Begic was not targeted for being Bosnian and did not say if there was a connection to unrest after Ferguson grand jury decision.

My guess is that the four kids out roaming the streets with hammers were not out there looking for roofing jobs. Strange that the race of the attackers was not given. Why would the police even proffer that the victim was not targeted because of being Bosnian if the little hoodlums were not Black?

It is obvious that they used those hammers for what they intended to use them for. Bet you a cheesesteak that those kids have no clue what a Bosnian is? Probably think it is some kind of doughnut.

No chance this was a revenge killing? I mean, the picture of the Bosnian sure looks like a White guy. But since the race of the attackers is not given, I guess we will have to wait for the investigation to unfold. No need for President Obama, Eric Holder, or Jessie Sharpton to get involved before the facts are out. Oh, wait.

Where are our legislators calling for the “Begic Bill?” A law restricting possession of hammers.

It is past time to get serious and stamp down this kind of idiotic, criminal behavior. And to stop making excuses for it. The anger at work here was created by and festered by Democrats running that city and this country. Compounded by a welfare system that replaces parental responsibility and incentivizes broken families. The anger ought to be directed at the politicians in Washington who respond to things like this with more welfare and less responsibility. The Obama administration has dealt minorities the highest unemployment and falling average family incomes. That is part of the problem. But still, is no excuse to go out there and kill anybody.

Link: St Louis teens beat motorist to death with hammers after they attacked his car

How Russia Views Ferguson

Obviously taking the line of the race hustlers. Besides, undermining the country, creating crisis, and fundamentally changing America is Obama’s goal. The burning and looting going on now are on the hands of President Barack Obama and AG Eric Holder.

MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

Link: Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows US Racial Problems

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Iran Wins Another Round With Delay

Ten years and counting. Learning from recent history, when it comes to their nuclear program, Iran knows that this administration is all bark and no bite. The deadline for compliance has come and gone. The solution? Instead of shutting down centrifuges, they have six more months of full-steam ahead development and production. Oh, and the monthly dole-outs of $700 million in frozen funds that began under the temporary nuclear deal agreed on late last year that led to the present talks, continue.

Link: Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

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So How’s It Going?

Iraq is falling to pieces, again. ISIS and al-Qaeda are growing. Beheadings have become common and, a new normal. Russia is occupying. The Commander-in-Chief cuts military budgets and personnel while expanding their role. After withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, now that the mid-term elections are over, President Obama is sending the new smaller military back. Third Secretary of Defense in six years resigns. Iran continues to ignore the world in rolling back their nuclear weapons program.  China is eating our lunch. No one wants to eat Michelle Obama’s lunch. Not her lunch, the lunch she wants your kids to eat. The economy on Main St. is treading water. Long-term unemployment is growing. Average family income is falling. The “no-energy” energy policy is increasing energy cost. The Affordable Care Act fraud exposed. And cities are burning.

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Chickens Coming Home To Roost

The Michael Brown Grand Jury decided that no laws were broken in his shooting death. It’s called justifiable use of deadly force. Yes, such a concept exists.

Now in Ferguson, MO, and other cities around the country, there is lawlessness running amok by people who don’t understand justifiable use of deadly force. They are setting businesses on fire, looting, rampant vandalism, burning cars, and more.

This might have been prevented if President Obama, Atty. General Holder, and Missouri Governor Nixon had not jumped to conclusions about what happened almost immediately after the incident.

They should have taken the incident as a teachable moment of how people are innocent until proven guilty, the role of a Grand Jury in the Justice system, and publicly pushing back on the Jessie Sharptons of the world who were calling for a quick arrest. They did none of that, which only fed into their anxiety.

They did none of that after the Trayvon Martin shooting either. The sooner everyone, not just people who look like Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown, learn that beating on someone could lead to the justifiable use of deadly force, either by a regular civilian or a law enforcement officer, the better the outcome in a civil society.

As the fires burn, Obama’s chickens, are coming home, to roost.

2014 Mid-Term Analysis

The people who voted yesterday sent a clear message to Washington. STOP! Turn this ship around. Republicans did not win because they ran on a platform of issues, because they didn’t. Republicans won last night, big time, because Americans (from all parties) don’t like (66% of all Americans) the consequences of liberalism and the transformation Barack Obama is committed to. Still, the day after, committed to. They don’t like the flagrant violation of the Constitution. The Republican victory last night was to stop Obama. It was a rejection of Democrat incumbents. It was, to stop Democrats.

Pardon me while I gloat.

Other notable victories last night . . .

  • Mike Hill, a true conservative Republican who happens to be Black, is the first Black elected to the Florida House of Representatives since reconstruction, was President and founder of the local Tea Party in Pensacola, and won by a 2 to 1 margin.
  • The first Black senator from the South was elected last night. A Tea Party-supported conservative republican. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Utah elected the first Black woman to the House of Representative, Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
  • Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin, wins third election in four years. Successfully fought Big Labor, turned a deficit into a surplus, and lowered taxes.
  • Illinois elected the first republican governor in over 30 years. Cook County, (Chicago) went Republican by a 2 to 1 margin.
  • Anthony Brown, Obama’s Mini-Me and Democrat Governor in Maryland got beat by 10 points by Republican Larry Hogan.
  • Republicans also unseated Democrat governors in Massachusetts, and Arkansas.
  • All of the federal representatives from Arkansas are now Republican. Home of the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor.
  • Texas AG Greg Abbott (R) beat Wendy Davis (D) of abortion and war on women fame, by 21 points.
  • Perdue (R) beat Nunn (D) (Sam Nunns daughter) by 8 points overall in the Georgia Senate race, and by 31 points in Fulton County (Atlanta).
  • Deal (R) beat Carter (Jimmy Carter’s grandson) by 8 points overall for Georgia Governor, and by 29 points in Fulton County.

The mandate is clear, should the Republicans decide to accept it. Turn this ship around. Do what the people elected you to do. The stakes could not be any higher. The question is not what part of Obama’s agenda you will accept. The election wasn’t about walking across the aisle to Obama’s side. It was 180 degrees from that. The question is what part of your agenda the loser will accept. And keep in mind, there’s nothing wrong with gridlock if that’s what it takes to keep the country from going over the cliff. Use your power of the purse to do what you can. It’s a tool, and responsibility, that the Constitution gave you. Use it.

Democrat Campaign Strategy; Racial Fear

Whether by design or by accident, this years mid-term campaigning brought out the racist-ness and divisiveness in Democrat party operatives and its leaders. That the “race card” and class/gender warfare is employed is nothing new for Democrats. So what’s different this time? This time, Republicans are not campaigning on any kind of platform. Instead, Republicans are campaigning on the misery caused by the confluence of bad policies and incompetence of the Obama administration. It’s a given, considering two-thirds of the country feel Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction.

But whether that was by design, or the result of being shell-shocked by Democrats demagoging every policy initiative they advance is immaterial. My money is on the latter. The establishment republicans are afraid of their own shadow and, afraid of advancing true conservative values. (And I don’t mean social values.) What they’re really afraid of is being demagoged by Democrats because, history shows, they don’t know how to respond to being lied about. The result has been to draw out the worst in Democrat politics.

  • The second worst president in American history, Jimmy Carter, said that any criticism of President Barack Obama is because of his race. My response to him is HERE.
  • A mailer in Alabama scaring Blacks into voting Democratic because if they don’t, they’ll be putting the KKK in charge.
  • In support of Mary Landreau, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) projects racism upon Republicans by saying “I don’t care what [Obama] does, he is not going to be acceptable because of his skin color.”
  • An ad by the Senate Majority Fund, a group tied to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is running ads on black-oriented radio, attempting to link Thom Tillis to the death of Trayvon Martin.
  • Georgia Democrats are also trumping up racial fear in the minds of Black voters saying to vote for Jimmy Carter’s grandson for governor, Jason Carter, if you want to prevent another Ferguson.

Now, there is evidence that their racial accusations are beginning to backfire in Chicago and Georgia, with Black preachers endorsing Republicans and denouncing the promotion of racial fear to, ostensibly, get Blacks scared enough to get out and vote for Democrats.

Devoid of anything positive to run on, all that is left is spreading racial fear. It’s not only what desperation looks like. It exposes the moral standard of the Democrat Party.