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MLK was a REPUBLICAN who've forwarded minority rights the most, which dems blocked! WHY DO DEMS GET ANY CREDIT?

by Frances Rice

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.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

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 Sen. 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 Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, 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.

Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the 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 1860s, 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. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation’s fist goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans.

Critics of Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, who ran for President against Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.

Those who wrongly criticize Goldwater also ignore the fact that Johnson, in his 4,500 State of the Union Address delivered on Jan. 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only 35 words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King’s protest against the Vietnam War, Johnson referred to Dr. King as “that ****** preacher.”

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate

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Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate

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  • Arf
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    1 decade ago
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    LOL, Democrats were the original slave owners. Isn't that just ridiculous? People need to read up on American history.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There’s so much ludicrously wrong with this stupid article I’ll just touch on the finer points.

    Let’s not leave out a finer detail here. Those Democrats that were most vehemently opposed to the Civil Rights Acts and interrogation with Southern Democrats, many of whom subsequently left the party as a result of their party’s push that black people be treated as actual human beings and be afforded their Constitutional rights.

    “It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.”

    Ms. King must have failed any college level history course. The North didn’t fight the Civil War to free slaves. In fact, Lincoln said, “"what I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union" and “ If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also so that"

    Lincoln didn’t start a war to end slavery or for the civil rights of African slaves. He did so to save the Union.

    The 1957 Civil Rights Act was subjected to the longest filibuster by none other than Strom Thurman, a Dixiecrat, who you guessed, became a Republican. It was further stripped and water down by other SOUTHERN Democrats (many of whom later became Republicans.)

    This isn’t about Republican or Democrat It’s about one area of the country, the South, who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into recognizing black people weren’t property. They had to be forced at the point of a gun to let black children to attend school with their perfect little white children.

    So, if your premise is that bigoted Southern rednecks who were Democrats, and later became Republican stood in the way of the Civil Rights revolution, I would agree. I just hope you’re not stupid enough to believe that phenomena carries over to current times.

    Epic fail, retard.

    Try again.

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  • 4 years ago

    Regardless of political affiliation, Dr. King embodied a message that transcended political agendas! He was a REAL ordained minister who addressed the racial injustices of his day based on the scriptures that he LIVED his life by. He was not bound to a party platform or a civil-rights banner. He peacefully and passionately addressed the sinfulness of all mankind apart from Jesus Christ. If a man was capable of turning over in his grave, Dr. King's burial suit would be all worn out when you consider the modern-day race hustlers (Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) and the political blowhards of both parties who have collectively made a disgraceful mockery of everything Dr. King accomplished in for the glory of God and for the benefit of humanity!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Everyone has to choose which sources to believe. If you choose to believe Frances Rice's view of Dr. King's view, that is your choice.

    I prefer to to believe that Dr. King's own words, as published in "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.," in which King called the Republican national convention that nominated Goldwater a "frenzied wedding ... of the KKK and the radical right." and King said "The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism."

    It should also be noted that the King Center in Atlanta says there is no proof that King was ever a Republican.

    For what its worth, a lot of Republicans are also denouncing the ads claiming that King was a Republican, including Christopher Arps, a former spokesman for Rice and the National Black Republican Association.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well they only started to be pro minority around the 60's but historically they have been racist theres no other word for it but that. I mean they refused to free the salves, put all all these segregation laws, the KKK and the White Chameleons were formed by Democrats.

    Guess they realized being anti minority wasn't really a viable platform anymore so they jumped ship and it has gotten them pretty far.

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  • Nobama
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    1 decade ago

    Because this is what the Democratic party has turned into. They have become masters of deflecting blame and taking credit, about all issues.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The republican "southern strategy" was real. They actively courted the southern white racist vote, and they got it. Even today you can look at these very boards and see quite clearly that the racist vote is overwhelmingly republican.

    Too bad you screwed yourselves, but you wanted those nut cases. They're all yours.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    chances are obama supporters are unaware of this and they probably will refuse everything mentioned above. they are that gullible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no telling....the Democrats are major hypocrits

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