Skip to comments.Why Martin Luther King was a Republican
Posted on 03/16/2013 1:38:22 PM PDT by Epsdude
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 Ss: 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.
Read more: http://www.humanevents.com/2006/08/16/why-martin-luther-king-was-republican/
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Stuff like this needs to be promoted at every opportunity. It’s all historical fact, so none of it can be refuted.
Party labels then didn’t necessarily mean what they mean today.
A Texas Democrat in the 1950s was a heck of a lot more conservative than a Rockefeller Republican from that era.
JFK would be a Republican today. The Democrat party has gone over to the dark side. It is the party of evil, pure and simple.
...and it was Democrat JFK and RFK’s justice department that had him wiretapped, arrested, and attempted to set him up with prostitutes. He only switched to Democrat after he was arrested in a deal for both his release and for LBJ to promote the civil right’s act (calculated political move that went against what the D’s stood for).
MLK did delve into some Marxist groups at the time as the Communists were teaming with any anti-establishment groups they could such as the Civil Rights movement and Anti-War movement to upset the power structure.
I actually think of the two, Malcolm X (his choice of religion, notwithstanding), was the more conservative of the two. He preached self-reliance, and railed against white liberals, proclaiming their policies would do much more damage to black people...and he was right.
People cannot handle the truth. Not only elected politicians, but random people on and off the streets.
The Left are to make that point in an effort to anchor conservatives with the evils of segregation, and slavery.
The problem with that argument is quite simple, even know modern democrats advocate for segregation and effective slavery to the State. They just do it under the auspices of advancing minority couture and protecting people form themselves.
Ironically their 19th century counterparts often made the exact same argument.
When minorities begin to realize that liberals who deny them vouchers for schooling, condemn and force minority students into failing union controlled urban public schools while they themselves send their own kids to good private schools, and somehow always seem to situate their abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods, then perhaps 20 to 30 percent will return to the Republican Party and the Democratic death grip on the country will be broken.
The demos w/LBJ brought the War on Poverty and Great Society, which increased poverty and put generations of poor blacks...and whites on the government teat.
Then, when this machinery has taken over major segments of the electorate, and generationally created all the voters it could reap... the democrats and rinos propose amnesty for illegal aliens— a ready slave wage work force.... who will be immediately eligible for healthcare for life, and ALL the other giveaways as they vote their pocket for the largesse dished out by the rinos, dinos and democrat ruling class to maintain their private club.
Result: destroy what is left of America, by making all, everyone, dependent on government, and increase venture socialists into the club.
This is why a black conservative business owner with Christian family values who does not buy into the homosexual (male or female) agenda, and preserve his hard fought family, is a huge threat to the entire ruling class (not just RINO repubs).
While this is a well written article— the actual records of ML King are sealed, to verify his beliefs, actions and complete record of associations. For balance it would be good to know this vs. useful propaganda.
However, it is not entirely accurate. The Civil Rights measures of the 1960’s and prior were regional matters with almost all Southern congressmen and senators voting against the Civil Rights bills.
In fact, while a few southern Democrats voted for the Civil Rights bills, not one of the southern Republicans voted for the Civil Rights bills.
For example, Sen. John Tower of Texas voted against the Civil Rights bills and Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights bills while LBJ supported the Civil Rights bills.
For the most part, Civil Rights has always had huge region devisions regardless of party.
He was a communist
That is nonsense. JFK wanted to destroy America and replace it's voting population with something different.
Democrats wrote a law to replace the American voter.
From unionizing government, to Vietnam, to the 1965 Immigration Act, JFK was the end of us.
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s. In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960. In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin. After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.
I thought that this has been put to rest and that MLK was NOT a republican?
Malcolm X, for all his faults, absolutely hated the Democrat party. I think the legend of him is more radical than who he really was. I know it was his own NOI people who killed him for not being radical enough and wanting a martyr.
His wife, daughter, and niece all say he was. I heard his niece on Hannity several years ago giving a lot of detail on his history that isn’t told (some of the stuff I posted above).
In his book Hysteria 1964: The Fear Campaign Against Barry Goldwater (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1967), Lionel Lokos, citing the New York Times, quotes King as forecasting "a dark night of social disruption" and "violence and riots" if Goldwater were elected president, and he warned that Goldwater's program contained "dangerous signs of Hitlerism."
So he would have been a John McCain/Mitt Romney Republican instead of a Ted Cruz/Louie Gohmert Republican. :)
Here is a video with his niece who said he was and, being family, knew him a lot better than all of those writing histories about him for their own agenda.