The Inconvenient Truth About the Democrat Party

“Since its founding….the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.” – Professor Carol Swain

The Democrat Party was founded in 1829.

“Since its founding….the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.”

“The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.”

“…the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely. “

The Issue of Slavery

“…first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves.”

“Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln.”

“…a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency.”

“…Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.”

“Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. “

The 13th Admendment (Abolish Slavery), 14th Amendment (Citizenship for freed slaves), and 15th Amendment (Voting rights for freed slaves), respectively, “…passed only because of universal Republican support.”

During the Reconstruction Period, “…hundreds of Black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 Black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900.”

“…The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.”

At the end of the Reconstruction Period Federal troops withdrew to the North. “…Democrats roared back into power in the South” and “…they quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes …”

The Democrat Party implemented “…laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote.”

The Klu Klux Klan

Enforcement of these unlawful, discriminatory, indeed draconian measures was carried out by a paramilitary wing of the Democrat Party known as the Klu Klux Klan.

The Klu Klux Klan was formed by “…a Democrat, [and former Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army named] Nathan Bedford Forrest.”

Democrat Party Opposed Voting Rights

“…congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats.”

Democrats attempted to defeat The Civil Rights Acts of 1964. They “…Democratic senators filibustered the bill for 75 days…”

Democrats use Identity Politics to coerce the Black vote in their favor.

“…As [Democrat] President Lyndon Johnson was purported to have said about the Civil Rights Act, “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for two hundred years.”

“…the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing.”

“Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality it’s the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down.”

Professor Carol Swain

Twitter: @carolswain

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