“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” —Booker T. Washington
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Democrats Are the Race-Based Supremacists
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Americans are finally getting sick and tired of Democrat leaders referring to white people who are not Democrats as white supremacists. Colorblind Americans of all ethnicities are starting to realize that the Democrats are the white supremacists and always have been.
The Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which said that it was a crime not to return slaves to their owners, even if they had escaped into a free state. This is because slaves were considered property by the Democrats, rather than human beings. Abolitionists, including those who founded the Republican Party, referred to this act as the Blood Hound Law, after the canines that were used to track down the “property” of slave owners. The Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, of 1857, upholding the Fugitive Slave Act was decided on a 7-2 vote of the court, with both dissenters being Republicans, one of whom—John McLean—had even sought the nomination of the Republican Party for the presidency in 1856, losing to John C. Frémont, whose abolitionist campaign slogan was “Free Soil, Free Men, and Frémont.”
It was Democrats who seceded from the union and started the American Civil War. President Lincoln, who fought against slavery, was the first Republican president. The Republican Party was founded on the notion of civil rights for all and the abolition of slavery. And, in 1865, with the 13th Amendment, they did just that.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats after the Civil War, in order to enforce white supremacy throughout the land. The founders of the Republican Party in Texas were black people, heroic Texans who were high-minded and colorblind. They wanted their party to be welcoming to all, not just Blacks, eschewing the supremacist notion of racial-identity politics. Twenty colorblind white people immediately joined with them. Throughout the South, other Blacks followed the example of these heroic black Texans and started up Republican Party branches to oppose the white-supremacist Democrat power structure and its terrorist KKK enforcement arm.
In 1868, the 14th Amendment was adopted, giving African Americans full civil rights with white people. These were 100% Republican, anti-white-supremacy amendments. This federal guarantee of equality limited the Democrat-controlled states of the South and elsewhere from being able to cancel the rights of Blacks. Every voting Republican, in the House and in the Senate, voted for this law. Not a single Democrat did. It would be Democrats who would pass white-supremacist legislation later on—known collectively as “Jim Crow”.
The 15th Amendment was passed when many Democrat-controlled states tried to get in the way of the 14th Amendment by blocking voting rights. Once again, every single Republican voted for the amendment, and every Democrat opposed it. These protections would later be ignored by Democrats, who would install Jim Crow as the rule of law in racist areas of the country.
The Original Republican Civil Rights Laws
Up until 1875, the Republican majority in Congress was able to pass civil-rights legislation giving Blacks civil rights and guaranteeing them equal protection under the laws of the land. In 1876, however, Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and were able to block further actions to pass civil-rights legislation. In 1892, Democrats took control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, putting an effective end to civil rights for black people in America. The white-supremacist Democrats proceeded to repeal all the civil-rights gains for black people that had been passed by the colorblind Republicans.
With Democrats in charge in Washington, DC, the Southern states began, with impunity, to pass Jim Crow laws requiring Blacks to take literacy tests to qualify for their rights, as well as forcing Blacks to pay unaffordable poll taxes to vote. Racist officials also withheld from Blacks permits to carry firearms. The racist origin of Democrat victim-disarmament laws continues to plague our country to this day. Victim-disarmament policy acts to make self-defense unaffordable in black communities across the country, while elitist Democrats, such as Dianne Feinstein are able to procure concealed-carry permits at will.
A more recent Democrat policy that is harmful to Blacks has been—and perhaps ironically so—the Obama Administration’s policy of open borders, which has allowed for the nonstop influx of alien criminals and low-wage workers. This policy has been the direct cause of many murders of black people, including Jamie Shaw, a high school football star. It has also led to the wage suppression of Blacks, due to unfair competition for their jobs which has been facilitated by unlimited competition from cheap, undocumented workers.
Thus, poor black communities tend to suffer much higher crime rates than the well-heeled neighborhoods of the Dianne Feinsteins of the world, owing to the ongoing white-supremacist victim-disarmament and open-borders policies of the Democrats (who, themselves, prefer to live in walled and gated communities with houses that are locked tight against unwelcome visitors).
It was Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who initially and opportunistically made a deal with white-supremacist Democrats to allow the South to remain segregated. In fact, Roosevelt “shied away from aggressively promoting civil rights or an anti-lynching law, for fear of alienating Southern whites.”
Roosevelt also allowed the banking industry to do something known as red-lining, when FDR’s “Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) instituted a redlining policy by developing color-coded maps of American cities that used racial criteria to categorize lending and insurance risks. New, affluent, racially homogeneous housing areas received green lines while black and poor white neighborhoods were often circumscribed by red lines denoting their undesirability.”
Republicans Argue for Equal Protection, While Democrats Argue for Black Inferiority
President Eisenhower, a Republican, sent in the National Guard and the 101st Airborne Division to force a Little Rock high school to accept black students. Eisenhower enforced the rule of law, according to the equal protection required by the US Constitution, a founding principle of the Republican Party.
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, 65% of Democrats voted for the legislation under pressure from President Johnson, who was vying for support of the black community to help him win reelection. 80% of Republicans voted for the law. (Republicans opposing the act did so because of the wording of Title II and Title VII). Democrat Senator Robert Byrd—future political mentor of Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton—filibustered the bill in defiance, due to his history of being a leader and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan who had once written in a letter that he would never fight under the American flag “with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” This was Robert Byrd, America’s longest-serving US Senator, a leader of the Democrat Party until his death in 2010.
When the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed, it was with a great deal of help by Republicans. It saw 94% of the GOP support it, but only 71% of Democrats. “Finally, Republicans could celebrate the restoration of the voting rights that they had originally approved for blacks a century earlier, before the Democrats had repealed them” This true history of Republicans supporting civil rights ever since their founding, and up to the modern day, has been rewritten by a corrupt media that sponsors fake news. But the truth is that Republicans are still as colorblind as they were when they freed the slaves; it is the Democrats whose white-supremacist beliefs about Blacks endure. It is the Democrats who think that blacks and minorities need the help of the government to succeed. Republicans believe that, given a level playing field, blacks and minorities will prove themselves to be just as smart, resourceful, and successful as whites. Removing the regulations and tax burdens that keep black communities down, while giving unfair advantages to established elites (most of them white) is what is truly needed—and what seems, at long last, to be happening under the current Republican administration’s policies that have driven black unemployment and Hispanic unemployment to historic lows.
This belief that minorities need help, but white people do not, is racist. And promoting this form of racism has kept the Democrats in business for a long time—indeed, too long. And black politicians who have been willing to accept and promote this belief in black inferiority and inability to succeed have been welcomed into the Democrat Party with open arms. It was Booker T. Washington, who harbored a strong belief in the ability of Blacks to succeed in business and to be self-reliant, who once said, “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” Washington meant to remind the black community that, while remembering past wrongs might be important, looking forward to, and actively moving in the direction of, a brighter future was just as important, if not more so.
Trump Institutes Economic Justice for All
Donald Trump, a Republican president and great American, is known to have helped many blacks, Latinos, and women by giving them important jobs in business (and now in politics). Trump even hired one African-American woman in the middle of a campaign event. Well-educated people who know something about Trump’s biography, do not accuse Trump of racism. Rather than listening to the Democrat media (for they will never give Trump a fair shake), educated people listen instead to the words of fact witnesses like William Campudoni, a black Puerto Rican boxer who grew up in Spanish Harlem: “I grew up in Spanish Harlem, very poor. At the age of twenty-two, I was on the brink of being homeless. I remember one night, on Christmas Eve, I walked into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and I said, ‘God, please give me a purpose.’ As I exited, I walked down Fifth Avenue, and there was this gorgeous building. I walked inside, and I said, ‘I’m looking for work.’ The next day, Trump hired me—off the street! He gave me five navy-blue suits, he shook my hand, and he said, ‘Welcome to the family.’ I remember the night I was assigned to drive Mr. Trump to a meeting. I dropped him off, and as he’s getting out of the car, he said to me, ‘Could I bring you a steak? Because I’m going to be in there for quite a while.’ Who am I for him to stop his meeting to bring me something to eat? You know, I hear these accusations [of racism], but let me tell you firsthand [that] he employed people from all origins. We were all treated like family. And I remember that, and I admired him for that. He put us all first. He once gave me a personal letter expressing just how proud he was of me. . . . Along with a few mementos in life, this letter was the one that gave me the most inspiration. These words [that Trump wrote in the letter], they have been a constant reminder of how much I have been appreciated. . . .”
Only Democrats play race-based identity politics, while Republicans believe in principles and practices that work for everyone, such as Trump’s economic policies, which have increased black and Latino rates of employment, after Obama’s policies had taken job participation rates across the board to record lows. The US Labor Department has reported that the unemployment rate for African-Americans has fallen to 6.8% for December of 2017—the lowest rate on record. That’s a huge drop from the 8.3% black unemployment rate for October 2016, right before Trump was elected president. During the same timeframe, Latino unemployment fell from 5.7% to 4.9%. Republican free-market policies giving equal protection to all have proven to be more helpful to minorities than race-based Democrat policies favoring some racial groups over others, while setting up mostly-white Democrat politicians as their supreme patrons. In President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address , Democrats sat on their hands and refused to clap for Trump’s successes on behalf of all Americans, nor would they applaud for American patriots in the room whose issues and accomplishments were highlighted—all of whom deserved serious recognition as well as a standing ovation. Even African-American Democrats refused to clap for the lowest black unemployment ever recorded—having aligned with the white haters in the chamber who were also angry about the good fortune of the black community. With few exceptions, the Democrats—even those who were not white—celebrated the oppression of socialist slavery, in contrast to the liberty of free-market entrepreneurship espoused by Trump and the Republicans.
It is funny how a Republican accused of racism (despite having hired Dr. Ben Carson) and antisemitism (in spite of his love for his Jewish daughter and grandkids) has brought more economic justice to minority communities—after Obama’s having achieved the opposite result—and has officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—after Clinton, Bush, and Obama all broke their promises to do just that. But this only goes to show that Martin Luther King was right: the quality of a person does not depend on his skin color but on the content of his character. If one is willing not to be fooled by a dishonest partisan media, it becomes obvious that, when it comes to loving all people and trying to help every American, Donald Trump has proven himself to be much better at doing so than Barack Obama could ever be.
Perhaps the words of William Campudoni, in his Inauguration Letter to America, are an appropriate celebration of the kind of character Dr. King was referring to; Campudoni says in his letter that “We the People must unite and heal, in order to rebuild our nation and look towards the future with confidence and grace.” Campudoni also suggests, “We as Americans must give each other a helping hand, to guide and to lead each other to prosperity.” Campudoni wraps up his comments by blessing his country: “May God bless our United States of America.” Campudoni’s letter is not an appeal based on race or ethnicity or creed. Its audience is the entire American people, because, for Campudoni, America is not about skin color or pitting one race against the other in an election; it is about American hands helping one another to heal, to rebuild, and to prosper. Indeed, America is about character. It is a view shared among conservative Republicans and which is acted upon daily by President Trump, on behalf of all citizens of the United States.
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