Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Beyond a flag: A deeper discussion of race and the Democratic Party

If the left wants to have a conversation about race, we need to go beyond the Confederate Flag and have the discussion. Democrats have destroyed black communities and families in many places, and continue to do so today. Democrat ideology doesn’t provide any answers, which is why they don’t give any. ~ The Mark Levin Show, 6/23/15
Don't think I can say 'AMEN!' loud enough.

And it should also be noted that while you have all the manipulated white guilters and black activists demanding flags and statues be removed, schools and parks be renamed, there is a Democratic political and media-driven underbelly guiding this movement, desiring to remove these emblems, not because of connotation or offense, but because they want to ERASE the roots of their own racist past that leads directly to today's racialized present.

David Barton's documentary 'Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White' gives us an exceptionally clearer picture of that history that the Democratic Party doesn't want discussed.

In addition to the introduction of blacks during Revolutionary War times, Barton extensively debunks the purposeful Democratic misinterpretation of the Constitution's three-fifths clause (something I've heard Levin explain on numerous occasions), and how the true meaning behind it began to lead towards the early abolition of slavery, including abolishing the slave trade in 1808...that is, until the rise of the Democratic Party...



Here's where the brutal truth begins with the 1820 Missouri Compromise, followed by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, all strengthening slavery and all supported by Democratic Congresses, leading towards the 1857 Dred Scott Decision, handed down by a Democratic-controlled Supreme Court, to eventually rip the country apart with the succession of the Democratic, pro-slavery Confederacy. (also note in this segment the correlation of slavery to abortion, and how both, with strong Democratic backing, have affected the black American community). Contrast all of that with the Republican-backed abolition of slavery in 1862 and the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, followed by early civil rights laws passed in 1864, including the repeal of Democrat's Fugitive Slave Law...



...and finally the abolition of slavery with the 13th Amendment in 1865, with only 19 out of 82 congressional Democrats supporting its passage compared to 100% of Republicans' support...



Note in this segment the mass shooting of 1866 in New Orleans by Democrats (just saying, if the current president wants to talk about those in relation to gun control). Also, here's where we're introduced to the Democratic terrorists of the time, the Ku Klux Klan. And when the 14th Amendment (1868) finally came about, granting citizenship to freed slaves, not a single Democrat in the House or Senate voted for this civil right.



While modern Democrats like to play demographic politics, and have begun baiting Republicans into doing so as well, this segment begins to show the sharp dichotomy of the many congressional black Republicans throughout history vs. their limited black counterparts residing on the Democratic side of the aisle. But following, to take a line from the narrator, "While black Americans immediately following the Civil War had indeed begun a distinguished chapter in their history, the opposition to their rapid success grew just as rapidly as had their successes." More Democratic intimidation and violence...but inevitably leading to the 15th Amendment (1870), where once again, not a single Democrat from the North or South voted for blacks to have the right to vote.



So a quick review so far...


Today, Democrats abuse the hell out of these three Amendments, twisting their original intent into something they were never meant to be (reminiscent of the way they've reinterpreted the 3/5ths clause and so much of the Constitution), creating 'civil rights' out of everything under the sun, all for the sake of reshaping an American society with moral relativism, radical egalitarianism and national welfarism (just to name a few) at the helm controlled by an all-powerful, centralized government. In essence, recreating a new kind of slavery.

But the Democratic rejection of civil rights for black Americans didn't stop there. In the 1875 Civil Rights Bill, all Republicans supported it, all 114 Democrats opposed it. This bill was the last of almost two dozen other civil rights bills passed by Republicans with overwhelming Democratic opposition. It would be nearly 90 years before another civil rights bill was passed. Why? Because in 1876, Democrats regained Congress for the first time since the beginning of the Civil War, and not only successfully blocked support on any further progress, causing civil rights momentum to wane, but also brought Reconstruction to an abrupt close, bringing the South back under Democratic control and reestablishing institutionalized racism. From the barring of federally held offices for the next 70 years to the intimidation over education, segregation had begun. 1954's Brown v. Board of Education ending segregation in schools begins to be discussed in the segment...


...and what follows is the uncompromisingly racist and absurd Democratic responses that lapse into the following segment. Also echoed is the sentiment of those Democratic leaders who stood in the doorway then, doing so again with the insistence of black students remaining in failing schools and rejecting vouchers or parental choice in education. Backing up a bit, by the 1880's, the Democratic political movement known as Southern Redemption had begun to reverse Reconstruction and Republican-passed civil rights laws, once again depriving black Americans of civil rights with poll tax, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, suppressive procedures and Black Codes (i.e., Jim Crow Laws)...


...not to be forgotten, forced segregation within state Democratic laws replaced federal anti-segregation laws in 1875 and regrettably became the legal standard for the next 75 years, along with gerrymandering of congressional districts and white-only primaries. The Supreme Court went back and forth with the Democratic Party over white-only primaries, finally striking them down from party policy in 1944. Intimidation and violence was also used for Democratic disenfranchisement of black Americans, alongside the revision of state constitutions and other Democratic devices to prevent blacks from voting (some of which weren't struck down by the courts until the 1970's). By the turn of the 20th century, the Democratic Party had proven successful in black voter suppression, and actively sought to repeal the 14th and 15th Amendments...



In 1915, the racial film Birth of a Nation was released to bolster Klan recruiting to its heights, and Woodrow Wilson seemingly embraced it. Recognizing all of this, we begin to ask what happened to create the dramatic shift towards what we currently observe today with black Americans' levitation towards the Democratic Party? Well the first attempt was made with FDR's invitation to vote; however, with the lynchings of the 1930's, black Americans remained steadfast in their knowledge of who the Democratic Party was (note, between 1882 - 1964, 4,743 individuals were lynched, 3,446 blacks, 1,297 whites). While Republicans led the effort to pass anti-lynching laws and consistently called for a ban on lynching, Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never condemned lynchings. Also of particular note in this segment is the faith shared by the black community as they went through these troubling times (the Rev. Richard Allen and the AME church are even mentioned!)...



Although, political warning bells were rung by such statemen as Rep. Joseph Hayne Rainey prior to the turn of the century...
“You gentleman on (the Democratic) side of the House have voted against all the … amendments of the Constitution and the (civil rights) laws enforcing the same. … Now you come to us and say that you are our best friends. … The Democratic Party may woo us, they may court us and try to get us to worship at their shrine, but I will tell the gentleman that we are Republicans by instinct, and we will be Republicans as long as God will allow our proper senses to hold sway over us.”
...here's where we begin to see the further paradigm shift in the Democratic Party's attempt to garner the black vote, with Democrats under FDR placing language in their platform calling for an end to racial discrimination. Yet, Democrats continued to kill every piece of civil rights legislation in that era. Proving more courageous than FDR, Truman worked boldly to change the Democratic Party and institute an aggressive civil rights package. However, the Democratic Party killed all of his proposals as well. Then came Eisenhower, who, well aware of the southern Democratic congressional commitment to racial segregation, sought the elimination of all racial discrimination under his authority, even managing to set up a Civil Right Division of the Justice Department. Nevertheless, Democrats continued to prevent progress towards civil rights, gutting meaningful provisions as they passed through Congress. Through two more Democratic presidents, JFK and LBJ, against the will of their own political parties, the latter was able to sign into law the Civil Rights Bill of 1964, followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Barton highlights, "These two important civil rights acts were signed into law under a Democratic president, but it was the Republicans in Congress who made possible the passage of both acts...Democrats had it completely within their power to pass those bills, but they did not. Republicans overwhelmingly came to the aid of Democratic President Johnson." If not for strong Republican support, neither bill (both of which retained the heart of Eisenhower's work) would have become law... 



As a result of these civil rights laws, black Americans made some of their earliest and most significant political strides in the modern era while affiliated with the Republican Party, which has continued within our generation. Yet, many of these strides have gone unreported in a mainstream media beholden to the Democratic Party. Barton illustrates an important point here through these elections, some of which contribute to the paradigm shift:
In Democratically controlled states, rarely are African-Americans elected statewide, with the exception of U.S. Senators in Illinois and a governor in Virginia. And most African-American Democratic members of Congress usually are elected only from minority districts; that is, Democratic districts where minority voters make the majority, rather than where there's a Democratic majority of white voters. On the other hand, African-American Republicans are usually elected statewide in Republican states or in congressional districts with large white majorities...
This is the utilization of demographic politics that the Democratic Party has come to perfect.

There's also another attesting factor to the paradigm shift (although not included in this video documentary, but mentioned in a review of the book):
(It is significant that over recent years, a popular rumor has been widely circulated across the African American community that if Republicans were elected to Congress or the presidency, they would not extend the 1965 Voting Rights Act and would, in fact, remove the right to vote from African Americans. (Certain provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act must be periodically renewed by Congress.) Many in the African American community have believed this rumor and surveys have indicated that a belief in this rumor was a substantial cause for voting against Republicans. Even though the NAACP has condemned the long-standing report as totally false (the 15th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees African Americans the right to vote, not the Voting Rights Act), it has been an effective political tool for Democrats to use against Republicans. In fact, in the 108th Congress when Republicans proposed a permanent extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, it was opposed by the Congressional Black Caucus (composed of Democrats) for fear that they would lose an effective political tool against Republicans.) …many African Americans today have picked up the Democrats’ long-standing hatred for Republicans without understanding its origins; yet the racial issues behind the generations-long Democratic hatred for Republicans is well documented.
Combine this also with LBJ's institution of welfarism under the misleading moniker of a 'War on Poverty', which 50 years later has proven to be a total failure, but an attractive allure nonetheless, and the deceptive shift of black Americans away from the Republican Party over to the Democratic Party unfortunately begins to take shape. What Rainey described as 'proper senses' no longer 'hold sway over us.'

At this point, Barton says that though the political history of black Americans has often proven Frederick Douglass right when he reminded them that "For colored voters, the Republican Party is the ship, all else is the sea," he professes that no one from any background, whether political, religious or racial, should ever love any political party above principle. He also presents the disclaimer that although history is clear about the major differences in how political parties treated blacks, neither party is completely blameless in all of its actions, nor have all the leaders in a party always been good or bad...



Both of these segments, and thus the remainder of the documentary, conclude with the assertion that we must allow our moral, religious and constitutional heritage to guide us towards noble leaders, not necessarily a particular political party.



So before we continue on about a flag or a name, perhaps we should take note of those making the most noise, along with THEIR history, and consider what's really going on here. And by all means, prayer and meditation for Providence would certainly help. We need the clarity of faith and unity, alongside the power of knowledge, now more than ever in our modern society.

Related links: The Cultural Cleansing of the Southern States Begins
Mark Levin: 'Obama Trashes America'
The Democrats Gave us the Confederate Flag, But Don't Expect Them to Get Exposed as Hypocrites
It's Not About Wiping Out Flags; It’s About Wiping Out All Republican Opposition
President Obama uses the N word during interview on comedian´s podcast
President Lyndon Johnson using the "N" word
Eulogy at the Funeral Service for Senator Robert C. Byrd in Charleston, West Virginia
'The news isn't news anymore, it's Democratic press releases'

ADDENDUM: Levin shared at least an hour's worth of 'missing' Democratic history on Wednesday's program...
We need to defend our American heritage against a leftist political movement using tactics based in hate, division, and race. The left wants to talk about tolerance while President Obama hosts anti-Israel activists and the Muslim Brotherhood at the White House. The history of the Democrat party is full of racism, including celebrated figures like Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. Confederate Flags and monuments will be taken down left and right, but schools and roads named after FDR and Wilson will go unchanged. It’s amazing how the Republican party is now viewed as the anti-civil rights party when it is truly the party of liberty.


ADDENDUM II: And, oh look...
FIGURES. Barack Obama Had His Own 2012 Confederate Flag Pin
...hypocrite, much?


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