Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. was a proud Black Republican.
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#1 Jan 29, 2010
Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican
By Frances Rice
It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a
Republican. Why? It was the Democrats who Dr. King was fighting,
and he would not have joined the Democratic Party, the party of
segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. To understand why MLK was a
Republican, lets take a walk through history.
History of civil rights - In a nutshell
● The Republican Party - From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the
Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks.
● The Democratic Party - As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democrat Party is the party
of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
Slavery Democrats fought to expand it, Republicans fought to
Democrats formed the Confederacy, seceded from the Union and fought a Civil War
(1861 to 1865) a war where over 600,000 citizens were killed, including many
thousands of blacks in order to keep blacks in slavery because the Democrats had
built their economic base on the backs of black slaves.
Democrats enacted Fugitive Slave laws to keep blacks from escaping from plantations
and instigated the 1856 Dred Scott decision which legally classified blacks as
property. Democrats pushed to pass the Missouri Compromise to spread slavery into 50% of the new states.
Democrats also pushed to achieve passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act that was designed to spread slavery into all
of the new states.
Northern anti-Civil War Democrats, called copperheads, did not want to be drafted to fight in the Civil War.
Starting in 1861, they attacked blacks in virtually every Northern city and pushed for a negotiated peace that
would have resulted in an independent Confederacy where blacks were kept in slavery. In New York, anti-Civil
War Democrats engaged in Four Days of Terror against the citys black population from July 13-16,
The anti-Civil War chant of the Democrats, as reported by one Pennsylvania newspaper, was: "Willing to fight for
Uncle Sam", but not for Uncle Sambo." These anti-Civil War Democrats verbally attacked Republican
President Abraham Lincoln because he fought to free blacks from slavery and make his Emancipation
Proclamation a reality a Proclamation that became the source of the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black
#2 Jan 29, 2010
The Republican Party was started in 1854 as the anti-slavery party by abolitionists opposed to keeping blacks in human bondage, and Republicans, under theleadership of President Abraham Lincoln, fought to free blacks from slavery.
After the Civil War, Republicans amended the US Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th
Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment).
Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860's, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866
and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in
the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks.
Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan in 1866 to lynch
and terrorize Republicans - black and white and drive Republicans out of the South.
In the book "A Short History of Reconstruction", renowned historian, Dr. Eric Foner,
revealed that the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by Democrats as a Tennessee
social club. The Ku Klux Klan became a military force serving the interests of
the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of
white supremacy. The Ku Klux Klan spread into other Southern states, launching a
reign of terror against Republican leaders, black and white.
#3 Jan 29, 2010
Segregation - Democrats enacted the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860s to the 1960's.
Democrats are the party of slavery, and still today look to inslave the black man.
It defies logic for Democrats today to claim that the racist Democrats suddenly joined
the Republican Party after Republicans finally won the civil rights battle against the
racist Democrats. In fact, the racist Democrats declared that they would rather vote
for a yellow dog than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was
known as the party for blacks.
The Republicans started the NAACP in 1909 on Abraham Lincolns 100th birthday to counter the racist practices of the Democrats. The first black American to head the NAACP was Republican James Weldon Johnson who wrote the lyrics to Lift Every Voice and Sing, the inspirational song
that is considered to be the Black National Anthem.
#4 Jan 29, 2010
here is How the Democrats showed their love to the Black Man.
Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor in Birmingham let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox famously
brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
In 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of a Little Rock public school.
Democrat Alabama Governor George
Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow,
#5 Jan 29, 2010
One survivor from that era, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd,
a former "Keagle" in the Ku Klux Klan, is still a
Democrat and a prominent leader in the Democrat-controlled
Congress where he was honored by his fellow Democrats as
the conscience of the Senate. Byrd was a fierce opponent of
desegregating the military and complained in one letter:I
would rather die a thousand times and see old glory trampled in the dirt never to rise
again than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a
throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds.
#6 Jan 29, 2010
Simply the Opinion of Francis Rice and opinions are not facts. Who was it that Dr. King was working with to get equal rights? He was working with the Democrats Like JFK and LBJ. Besides the fact that you are talking the 1800's the Klans today are totally different from back then now they are composed of White Supremacist Skinhead raciest like Yourself! For example who was it that threatened to get to gather and kill Obama if he were elected simply because he is black? Why it was the Klan! Who was it in eastern Oklahoma no less that was thought to be involved in the Oklahoma city bombings and trying to blame it on the Muslims? Why it was the Conservative right wing republican Klansmen like yourself.
#7 Jan 29, 2010
President John F. Kennedy was not a civil rights advocate
Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However,
Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat
Senator Al Gore, Sr. And after he became president, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963
March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a
black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert
Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in
order to undermine Dr. King.
The relentless disparagement of Dr. King by Democrats led to his being physically assaulted and ultimately
to his tragic death. In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King's leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots
broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd called Dr. King a "trouble-maker"
who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to
Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
#8 Jan 29, 2010
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hailed Senator Dirksens able and courageous
leadership; and "The Chicago Defender," the largest black-owned daily at that
time, praised Senator Dirksen for the grand manner of his generalship behind the
passage of the best civil rights measures that have ever been enacted into law since
Democrats today ignore the pivotal role played by Senator Dirksen in obtaining
passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, while heralding President Johnson as
a civil rights advocate for signing the bill. The chief opponents of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd
who filibustered against the bill for 14 straight hours before the final vote. President
Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of the civil rights legislation
without the support of Republicans.
President Lyndon Johnson was not a civil rights advocate
In his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965,
Johnson mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five
words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about
voting rights. Information about Johnsons anemic civil rights policy
positions can be found in the Public Papers of the President, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965,
vol. 1, p.1-9.
#9 Jan 30, 2010
fed - x does not know the differanc between kkk and the skinheads.... skinheads follow a marxist form of goverament..( HITLER ) IS there idol, not our form of goverment....
TOXIC REBUBLICAN YOUR post is right on.. but you or me will never change fed-x he is locked in on his therory, self perfection is hard to disqise.I know ... mispelled again.. dahm me for being so stupid.....
#10 Jan 30, 2010
The skin heads and the KKK have the same beliefs if you are not white Caucasians then you are second rate and trash. TOXIC Republicans Post is Baloney! LBJ was a Big Civil rights leader and the republicans Still can't handle the fact that they didn't have a bigger hand in it. Oh but wait it was Nixon the republican that quit and walked out on America. He was too a crook!
#11 Jan 31, 2010
Blacks "are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind."--Thomas Jefferson, 1787
Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)
"I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good--a positive good."--Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837
Vice President, 1825-32
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.
#12 Jan 31, 2010
If blacks were given the right to vote, that would "place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man."--Rep. Andrew Johnson,(D., Tenn.), 1844
this is your heros fed up, these are the pppl you back this is the history of the democrats and still is and always will be.
#13 Jan 31, 2010
"Republicanism means Negro equality, while the Democratic Party means that the white man is supreme. That is why we Southerners are all Democrats."--Sen. Ben Tillman (D., S.C.), 1906
Chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs, 1913-19
isn't real hard to see why the Party for Black America is the Republican Party.
#14 Jan 31, 2010
here is your beloved LBJ
President Truman's civil rights program "is a farce and a sham--an effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty. I am opposed to that program. I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill.... I have voted against the so-called anti-lynching bill."--Rep. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1948
U.S. Senator, 1949-61
Senate Majority Leader, 1955-61
#15 Jan 31, 2010
"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."--Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1957
#16 Jan 31, 2010
here is the real Robert Kennedy
"I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes."--Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
Kennedy later authorized wiretapping the phones and bugging the hotel rooms of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
#17 Jan 31, 2010
That was 50 years ago this not 1960. That is the Problem with Republicans they FEAR change they are afraid of the good things that could be so they drag their feet and Yell big government. Yet our country is getting farther and farther behind every year that they rule. They get us hated by the entire world and they are war mongers. Even with the vast diversity of this world they still are in the dark ages and believe that it's either do as we say and do or get the hell out of the way and that is the thinking of the 1800's which they are trying to fall back on now. It's 2010 wake up.
#18 Jan 31, 2010
Here is some new day quotes of racism by the Modern day Democratic Party.
"Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey's cars?" -- Left-wing radio host Neil Rogers
Blacks and Hispanics are "too busy eating watermelons and tacos" to learn how to read and write." -- Mike Wallace, CBS News. Source: Newsmax
"He's married to a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black."-- California State Senator Diane Watson's on Ward Connerly's interracial marriage
#19 Jan 31, 2010
First of all you can't take what some media people say for granted because they go off the deep end to make their point. Do you want me to start quoting Bill ORiley or Rush Oxycontin Limbaugh They have made some of the stupidest remarks made on this planet about racism. But when you start looking at in todays world who wears the White robes and is doing the cross burning its republicans. Plus who is it in todays world that are wearing the swastikas and talking perfect race with violence? Its skin headed republicans. Plus who is it talking about helping everyone regardless of race sex or religion? Its the party of the people the Democrats.
#20 Jan 31, 2010
Well what about the state senator? democrat state senator.
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