Skip to comments.HUMAN EVENTS: "Why Martin Luther King Was a Republican"
Posted on 01/17/2011 10:21:08 AM PST by joinedafterattack
It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s. [snip]
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Great observations, but none of it can stand against the fact that the Democrats are the ones who give out the goodies. In the final analysis, American blacks aren’t interested in freedom, but in stuff.
Jackie Robinson use to go to Republican conventions.
Charlton Heston marched with MLK.
First forced school integration was from Eisenhower.
Al Gore Senior and Robert Byrd voted against the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. Which was prety much passed by more republicans than democrats. It was that Johnson signed it that everyone thinks that it was mostly democrats.
The Democrats were ripe for extortion. Jessie Jackson took excellent advantage of that reality. No one did it better. You give us what we want and we’ll never level a racism charge against your party.
Republicans were blind-sided and only in the last few months have begun pushing back against the “racism” canard.
I am absolutely convinced that, given the demographics of the parties in the South in the 50s, King was a Republican. But it doesn’t mean much—his brand of “Republicanism”, if he remained one into the 60s, was radically anti-war and bordering on Communist.
When does MLK’s FBI file get released??
could have been several reasons...
Yeah he was such a Republican that you see all his followers in the GOP now.
If Americans in office and out of office would make your point, MLK Day would disappear from the calendar because democrats would be exposed in their successful effort to abort, jail, control and separate black Americans by near perfect use of the public school, university and academia in marxism, which will not work in this country for another generation or two. The dumbing down of all things traditional and religious has been under full assault.
Just perhaps because Bull Connor was a Democrap?
The Civil Rights issues were regional issues and not necessarily party issues as almost all the Democrats in the South Voted against the Voting Rights Act and each of the Southern Republicans voted against the Voting Rights Acts.
Slight correction here. The KKK initially focused more on terrorizing white Republicans in the South up to and including the murder of a sitting Congressman. Only after one-party rule returned did they channel all their efforts on terrorizing blacks.
Another Communist tenet is to CONTROL THE MEDIA! in order to control the people's minds!
Nuf said! Except PHOOEY!
The Civil Rights issues were regional issues and not necessarily party issues as almost all the Democrats in the South voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and each of the Southern Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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King's legacy is a mixed one. He was great in the early stages of the Civil Rights movement. After the Civil Rights bill was passed, he embraced LBJ's Great Society and massive government dependence which caused the destruction of the black family. He died while supporting a leftist labor union in Memphis.
MLK Sr. was a lifelong Republican.
Alveda King claims that “Mrs. Coretta Scott King knew that her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was pro-life”, regarding Martin Luther King Jr. winning the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966. In 1994, Alveda King wrote a letter condemning Coretta Scott King’s support for abortion and gay marriage.
According to Fox News, Alveda King has “long argued” that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.
However, Martin Luther King III said, “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.