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Posted on 04/17/2006 8:22:15 AM PDT by LS
Now more than ever, Republicans should take great pride in our Party's heritage of civil rights achievement. They should remember the words of Joseph Rainey, the South Carolina Republican and former slave who was the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives: "We love freedom more, vastly more, than slavery; consequently, we hope to keep clear of the Democrats!" And, it was Mary Terrell, an African-American Republican who co-founded the NAACP, who declared: "Every right that has been bestowed upon blacks was initiated by the Republican Party."
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This must really get the rats' panties in a bunch.
The Republican Party will always be the Party of Lincoln no matter how many revisionist bizarro world alternate history books the leftwingers write.
The donkey party will always be the party of Jim Crow, George Wallace and Robert 'imperial grand kleagle' Byrd.
Thanks for posting this.
A very sad chapter for Republicans happened after the civil war when they grew tired of Reconstruction expenses and "cut and ran" from the South. Unfortunately this gave the KKK a free hand to act as the terrorist wing of the Democratic party and restore Democratic control to the Southern states. It wasn't until Nixon came along with his Southern stategy to split the South between Wallace voters and Humphrey voters that Republicans regained control in many southern states. Gotta love those third parties. ;-)
LS posted this.
I agree. We discuss this in "Patriot's History of the United States"---how the only solution that would have given the freedmen 40 acres and a mule legally would have been for Lincoln to label the rebels, well, rebels guilty of treason. Now, if he had done that, he could have given large-scale pardons to the vast majority of southerners and used it to break up the plantations of the wealthy slaveowner planters. It would have been legal, constitutional, and would have saved us all a LOT of trouble.
What would it have done to an economy that depended on cotton?
Democrats were in the Party of Treason in 1861 and are in the Party of Treason in 2006. When will this blight leave the American scene?
Probably not a lot: the subsequent share-cropper contracts were a less effective arrangement than if the blacks had owned their lands themselves and had the planters had to "get competitive" from the get-go. They still ended up relying overwhelmingly on cotton.
Yes, but FDR and then LBJ seduced the blacks into the Democratic party with the promise of security and opportunity. Thus far, they are not budging.
I strongly recommend Mike Zak's book for anyone interested in the history of the Republican Party. It's amazing that we let the Democrats virtually steal our history of freedom for the oppressed, and turn it against us. 527 organizations that support the conservative cause should put out a series of "instructional" commercials letting minorities know where the freedoms they enjoy today came from.
"The Republican Party is the Plantation Party. And you know what I'm talkin' about."
The DNC is the party of slavery, race repression, and race obsession in the present era. They are the party of lynch mobs, firehoses, Klansmen, and church bombings.
They have a lot to be ashamed of.
We are the party of color-blind citizenship, before and still. We have everything to be proud of.
Rum, Romanism and Rebellion, has become "Dependency, Cowardice, and Theft."
That, and actually educating and training former slaves in Civics.
Well, that's just dandy of the Republicans. And doesn't it seem they are so eager to boast. Okay, so tell me, what's the excuse for not securing the borders from invaders? Or is that an issue that is totally irrevelant? Come on, Republicans, you're the ones who supposedly do all the right things for a people. Why haven't the borders been secured?