Opinion

Only One Political Party Has ALWAYS Fought For Civil Rights (Video)

Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?  (President Joe Biden 1/11/2022) fighting for civil rights

President Biden received much criticism for the angry tone and divisiveness of his speech in Atlanta on January 11. Not mentioned as much is that George Wallace, Bull Conner, and Jefferson Davis were all members of the Democratic Party. In fact, throughout most of its history, the Democratic Party supported racist ideals.

It was the Democrats who defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history. The GOP, which has been falsely labeled as racist by the Democrats and the MSM, was the party that pushed for civil rights.

The Republican Party was created to end slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator, was the first Republican Party president.

A century later, it was southern Democrats who were saying “slow down” to Civil Rights legislation, Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Back then, the filibusters led by Democrats were racist.

The Civil rights act of 1964 was filibustered by Democrats. The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964, and the “Southern Bloc” of Democratic Party Senators led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage.

That filibuster lasted until the morning of June 10, 1964, when former KKK member Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) completed an address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier to block the legislation. The measure had occupied the Senate for 57 working days, including six Saturdays. A day earlier, Democratic Whip Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, the bill’s manager, concluded he had the 67 votes required at that time to end the debate and end the filibuster. Six wavering senators provided a four-vote victory margin for cloture. Once the filibuster ended, the bill passed with a final tally of 71 to 29. Only one of the 21 Southern Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill.

Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain was the host for Prager University video about the history of racism in America (embedded below.). She begins   the video with:

When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

Professor Swain ended the video by saying:

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. Massive government welfare has decimated the black family. Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools.  Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.

So, when you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party should come to mind?

As we celebrate the life and achievements of the great fighter for civil rights, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., remember that only one of the major political has a history through today pushing for a nation where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

The Prager University video follows:

Cross-posted with The Lid

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