Hey, the biggest symbol of slavery we need to lose is the Democratic Party

Hey, the biggest symbol of slavery we need to lose is the Democratic Party
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Democrats consistently worked against abolition and emancipation, often by compromising: abolitionists get a free state, slavers get a slave state.  In this way, Democrats could publicly side against slavery, while obtaining the support of wealthy slave owners.  Does this tactic seem familiar, on other issues?  No slaver ever supported a Republican; they meant what they said and did what they meant, and it started a war.

But that was yesterday’s Democratic Party!  Guess again.  After the Civil War, Democrats implemented new strategies to re-enslave or oppress African Americans.  They introduced things like Jim Crow laws. President Woodrow Wilson (D) segregated the Army and Federal government.  They were integrated by Republicans before him, and again by Republicans after Roosevelt.  President Roosevelt appointed a leader of the Ku Klux Klan to the Supreme Court, and another KKK leader, Robert Byrd, was a prominent Democratic Senator for decades.  Republicans had tried to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts since the mid-50’s, but Democrats blocked them, until President Johnson (D) gutted the Acts and passed them as part of a scheme to pacify blacks and snare their votes. …

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of a colorblind society.  How strange that after his death, two very well connected Democrats, Jessie Jackson (who was there when it happened) and Al Sharpton, profited greatly from fomenting racial tension in a race-aware society.  The Democratic Party has an evil and vile history of slavery and racism, that continues to this day, and it deserves to be erased.

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