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The Democrat party, drenched in the blood of slavery, apologizes for it but refuses to acknowledge THEIR role

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 29 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party at June 23rd, 2009 - 10:23 pm

And of course, they fail to point that out as the senate passes a bill apologizing for slavery. Think calls for reparations aren’t far behind?

Great piece by former San Diego mayor Roger Hedgecock of KOGO radio in San Diego on WND…

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, lead sponsor of the resolution, said, “You wonder why we didn’t do it 100 years ago. It is important to have a collective response to a collective injustice.”

“Senator (Harkin), you didn’t do it 100 years ago because 100 years ago you Democrats were enforcing Jim Crow segregation laws, poll taxes to keep blacks from voting, and riding around in sheets and pointy hats just in case blacks didn’t get the message.

Southern Democrats spent the next 100 years trying to keep freed slaves down with segregation laws, poll taxes to deny the right to vote, and lynching to enforce the social order. The KKK was formed by a Democrat; no Republican has ever been a member of the KKK. This is the heritage of the Democratic Party.

In fact, the Democratic Party was formed in the first place to defend and expand slavery.

In 1840, the very first national nominating convention of the Democratic Party adopted a platform which read in part:

Resolved, That Congress has no power … to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states … that all efforts by abolitionists … made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery … are calculated … to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union.

You say “It’s important to have a collective response” because you want to bury the origins, purposes, and historical practices of your own party.

Got that, Sen. Harkin? Your party was born defending slavery as necessary for the happiness of the people and threatening secession and war if slavery were challenged.

Principled Republicans knowing their history would have authored a resolution reciting the facts that the Republican Party was formed, among other reasons, to oppose slavery and that the Republican Party and its first President Abraham Lincoln responded to Southern, Democrat-led secession with a successful war that preserved the union and freed the slaves.

After Lincoln’s assassination (by a Democrat), the Republican-led Congress (over the objections of the Democratic Party minority) amended the Constitution to confirm the liberation of the slaves (13th Amendment: slavery abolished), and the 14th Amendment (freed slaves are citizens equal to all citizens) and the 15th Amendment (right to vote guaranteed to freed slaves).


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Drenched in the Blood of Slavery

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29 Responses to “The Democrat party, drenched in the blood of slavery, apologizes for it but refuses to acknowledge THEIR role”
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  1. justin case
    1 | June 24, 2009 12:21 am

    first again, the snow on the mountain.
    when are the romans going to say sorry for the past.


  2. jakee308
    2 | June 24, 2009 12:49 am

    re: #1 by justin case

    I’m waiting for my Viking/Saxon payment for all the churches they sacked and “danegeld” they were paid. (which they then used to settle down on the land they burned. I guess cause the North Sea’s a bitch to navigate in the winter?)

    Anyway, where’s my effing apology. Plus I’m sure some of my ancestors were slaves/chattel/serfs at some point back then.


  3. Cuffy Miegs
    3 | June 24, 2009 1:26 am

    Bugger that. My ancestors were some of the biggest slavers in history. I always bristle at the suggestion that “White people” are responsible for slavery -- it was actually a very small and dedicated group of ship owners and nobles, and we were very careful to keep the common peasant “riff-raff” out of our business -- many of whom were bonded to us back in Europe at the time.

    Which brings me to the point of reparations. That is, we were sold these slaves by Muslims who promised us the labor of these people and their progeny in perpetuity.

    Well we only got a measely 300 years worth or so out of them. I think the Muslim people personally owe me a big cash settlement. So far I’ve fielded my claim to a number of Black Muslim converts, but so far no takers. Frankly I’m miffed.


  4. vagabond trader
  5. vagabond trader
    5 | June 24, 2009 3:28 am

    Demonrats can’t govern but they sure know how to do historical revisionism.

    http://www.tngop.org/2009/02/05/secret-history-revealed/


  6. no2liberals
    6 | June 24, 2009 4:28 am

    At the NBRA, there is a pdf:
    The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology
    By Frances Rice

    As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. Clearly, then, it is the Democratic Party that owes black Americans an apology – not the Republican Party, nor the United States of America.
    The time is long overdue for the Democratic Party to apologize for that party’s 150-year history of
    racism and cease hiding behind the curtain of Congress, issuing unwarranted apologies on behalf of America, while simultaneously using racial politics for partisan political gain. Only then can we finally end the racial divisiveness that has torn our nation asunder.

    The donks are just as racist today, as ever, and as long as they only express it towards a conservative or republican, they are protected from derision for it.


  7. African Moondog
    7 | June 24, 2009 4:37 am

    Why is that the west always apologizes for something that ceased many years ago? Why do African leaders never say sorry for their role in the trade? Why do they not apologize for the centuries of slavery in the continent

    More importantly why does nobody bother with the slavery that still exists in the Muslim nations of the Southern Sahara?


  8. bp_sf
    8 | June 24, 2009 4:57 am

    It is always a special pleasure to confront Dems, libs and other air heads with facts.

    The ensuing burning smell is their two brain cells rubbing together; all circuits from the neck up shorted and burning.


  9. vagabond trader
    9 | June 24, 2009 5:10 am

    Black democrat leaders need to apologize to their community for perpetuating the myth of black inferiority.All the modern implements of enslavement have come from the leftist; welfare,quotas,whipped up grievances,and the glorification of fatherless, poorly educated amoral children.

    Oh yeah, whites don’t get a pass on this despicible use of the race card either.


  10. vagabond trader
    10 | June 24, 2009 5:36 am

    Yup, reparations legislation is most assuredly on the agenda. May it go the same route as the honorary to Tiller the killer.

    http://genelalor.blogtownhall.com/2008/06/09/obama,_conyers,_reparations,_and_your_wallet.thtml


  11. justin case
    11 | June 24, 2009 5:40 am

    give all the direct decendents of slaves a free KFC day and then dont mention it ever again.


  12. vagabond trader
    12 | June 24, 2009 5:50 am

    re: #7 by African Moondog

    African Moondog, the only aggrieved people on the planet who matter to leftists are black Americans and Phakestinians.They are kept ignorant and “down” which makes them more susceptible and beholden to the Marxist agenda.


  13. CarolinaJen
    13 | June 24, 2009 6:36 am

    3. Cuffy Miegs…

    I hear ya. It’s alwaysssss the “white people” or “white americans”. There are many colors to lay that guilt on.


  14. m
    14 | June 24, 2009 6:57 am

    re: #7 by African Moondog

    More importantly why does nobody bother with the slavery that still exists in the Muslim nations of the Southern Sahara?

    Good question.

    If they could figure out a way to blame it on conservatives in America we’d see plenty of outrage.


  15. m
    15 | June 24, 2009 6:58 am

    Jen!


  16. vapig
    16 | June 24, 2009 7:06 am

    This manufactured grievance just irritates me no end! I’ve never owned a slave and there are no slaves in this country and I really resent hypocritical congresscritters apologizing on my behalf! Why should I be held acountable for something I never did?

    And how do these reparations (oh yeah -- they’re comin!) get calculated? Do all blacks get them? Because not all black people have slavery in their past.

    Does the North get an exemption? Not only did they not have slavery, but they paid with their blood treasure to end the institution.

    What about those of European ancestry who didn’t even come to the country until after slavery was ended?

    Come to think of it, not even those of the South were slave-owners. Most Southerners did not own slaves. Only a small percentage did. And some of the biggest slave owners were black themselves. Who holds them accounable?

    And what of those who are mixed race? Do they have to pay themselves?

    This is just going to another “white-guilt” tax. Buncha bullshite!


  17. BuddyG
    17 | June 24, 2009 7:43 am

    The Irish Potato Famine affected my ancestors, so in keeping with this reparations logic, I want a lifetime of free potato chips from the British government.

    It’s only right. And pretzels too.


  18. 18 | June 24, 2009 8:14 am

    Wasn’t it just a few years ago that Congress already passed a “Oops, sorry for slavery” Resolution?


  19. 19 | June 24, 2009 8:15 am

    The House did in 2008


  20. bar
    20 | June 24, 2009 8:34 am

    Don’t they realize this makes the ancestral Viking inside me mad?
    And we all know what happens when Vikings get mad, someone gets pillaged.


  21. BuddyG
    21 | June 24, 2009 8:41 am

    re: #20 by bar

    Bar : circa 1000 AD


  22. 22 | June 24, 2009 8:44 am

    re: #20 by bar

    Unless you’re in Minnesota, in which case being a Viking means that you keep getting eliminated in the playoffs and lose every Superbowl appearance.


  23. bar
    23 | June 24, 2009 8:57 am

    re: #21 by BuddyG

    That is great.
    Except, you can always tell a Swed, you just cant tell him much!


  24. bar
    24 | June 24, 2009 9:00 am

    re: #22 by LanceKates

    Thats right. And to make matters worse, the San Diego Chargers will show up and let that Viking running back get them for a few hundred yards.


  25. 25 | June 24, 2009 9:13 am

    Bastards! Do they not realize that I have ancestors that were Roman? I demand reparations from Hannibal’s army!

    Oh, wait, I forgot, I also have ancestors that were slave traders and Klansmen from Indiana. I guess I’ll give the Hannibal loot to the slaves.

    But wait! I also have Jewish blood in me and ancestors from France.

    You see how fucking stupid this entire reparations issue is? NO ONE can determine what money goes to whom.


  26. My5princesses
    26 | June 24, 2009 9:48 am

    Bar,

    Just become an Eagles fan, and you can watch your team lose 4 out of 5 NFC championship games. But, hope springs eternal, and we got the Phillies!

    It’s starting to warm up here, around 85 today.


  27. jakee308
    27 | June 24, 2009 11:53 am

    re: #20 by bar
    AH HAH! So it was you! (see my #2) Where’s my money biyatch!!!

    You’re kind terrorized and murdered thousands. Whole countries changed because of you’re depradations …. what? You’re SWEDISH?

    re: #23 by bar

    Swedes never were Vikings. Too far and too many mountains in the way. Even the Norse weren’t usually Vikings.

    It was those daggone Saxons and Danes. They’re the ones.


  28. CloudyDay
    28 | June 24, 2009 9:31 pm

    Here’s a web page that not only discusses the KKK’s Democratic (as in the Democrat Party) origin, but it mentions that the Republican Party has been anti-slavery/pro-black people from the outset, and that most black people way back when knew that fact, and so most of them were Republicans, not Democrats.

    Black History Issue 2002 -- Wall Builders.com site

    Excerpts (emphasis added by me):

    As the civil rights secured on the federal level began to move forward across the nation, Democrats worked hard at the State level to regain control of the State legislatures and halt the progress made by blacks and Republicans.

    To support this effort, a Democrat constituency group was formed to fight both blacks and Republicans. The name of this group? The Ku Klux Klan.45

    In fact, extensive hearings held by the U. S. Congress in 1868 document the role of the KKK in working with southern Democrats to halt voting by blacks.

    (As an aside, during those congressional hearings, witness Robert Flournoy testified to a fact unknown by many today: “I am a considerable sort of a Negro man and talk with the Negroes wherever I go. I have never met in all my intercourse with the Negroes of Mississippi but one single Negro who professed to be a Democrat, and that was in the town of Oxford. He was a waiter in a hotel, and he informed me that he was a Democrat. I tried to convert him and failed, and left him a Democrat.”)46

    In response to the efforts of the KKK and of Democrats in the Southern States, the 15th Amendment -- the final of the three post-Civil War civil rights amendments -- was passed in 1870 to guarantee to African-American males the right to vote (the first ever expansion in federal voting rights).

    And just like the two previous civil rights Amendments, the 15th also passed along partisan lines.47

    45. Eugene V. Smalley, A Brief History of the Republican Party (New York: John B. Alden, 1885), pp. 49-50.


  29. CloudyDay
    29 | June 24, 2009 9:43 pm

    Here’s a page that not only mentions that the Democrats created the KKK, but it gets into the fact that Republicans (including black Republicans) were behind getting black people the right to vote:
    Black History Issue 2003

    Excerpts:

    Political Parties

    The Democratic Party had become the dominant political party in America in the 1820s, [30] and in May 1854, in response to the strong pro-slavery positions of the Democrats, several anti-slavery Members of Congress formed an anti-slavery party-” the Republican Party. [31] It was founded upon the principles of equality originally set forth in the governing documents of the Republic.

    In an 1865 publication documenting the history of black voting rights, Philadelphia attorney John Hancock confirmed that the Declaration of Independence set forth “equal rights to all. It contains not a word nor a clause regarding color. Nor is there any provision of the kind to be found in the Constitution of the United States.” [32]

    ….Democratic Efforts to Limit Voting Rights for Blacks

    During Reconstruction (1865-1877), Republicans passed four federal civil rights bills to protect the rights of African-Americans, the fourth being passed in 1875. [54]

    It was nearly a century before the next civil rights bill was passed, because in 1876 Democrats regained partial control of Congress and successfully blocked further progress.

    As Democrats regained control of the legislatures in southern States, they began to repeal State civil rights protections and to abrogate existing federal civil rights laws.

    As African-American US Rep. John Roy Lynch (MS) noted, “The opposition to civil rights in the South is confined almost exclusively to States under democratic control . . .” [55]

    Devious and cunning methods were required to circumvent the explicit voting protections of the 14th and 15th Amendments, and southern Democrats implemented nearly a dozen separate devices to prevent blacks from voting, including:

    * Poll taxes
    * Literacy tests
    * “Grandfather” clauses
    * Suppressive election procedures
    * Black codes and enforced segregation
    * Bizarre gerrymandering
    * White-only primaries
    * Physical intimidation and violence
    * Restrictive eligibility requirements
    * Rewriting of State constitutions

    On that page, under the heading of “8. Physical intimidation and violence”

    The Ku Klux Klan was a leader in this form of violent intimidation by Democrats.

    As African-American US Rep. James T. Rapier (Republican from al) explained in 1874, Democrats “were hunting me down as the partridge on the mount, night and day, with their Ku Klux Klan, simply because I was a Republican and refused to bow at the foot of their Baal.” [82]

    …. Republicans often led the effort to pass federal anti-lynching laws, [85] but Democrats successfully blocked every anti-lynching bill. For example, in 1921, Republican Rep. Leonidas Dyer (MO) introduced a federal anti-lynching bill in Congress, but Democrats in the Senate killed it. [86]


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