Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More History Democrats Don't Want You to Know

Sojourner Truth - former slave, abolitionist, Methodist Minister, Republican.



Democrats are making an issue of race again. It's an issue that just doesn't seem to be a problem for Republicans what with the candidacies of former football superstar Lynn Swann, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. All are Black, all are Republican. Then there is the history of the Republican Party, but more on that later.

Keith Butler is a minister Word of Faith International Christian Center, outside Detroit, Michigan. He said, "I've grown through tribulations, tests, and trials for being a Republican. I've been one for 25 years." Rev. Butler is pro-life, anti-gay marriage, a big backer of low taxes and the free market, Black, Republican, and asks God's blessing for America.

BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY TEST

1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP who were themselves white?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and 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?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

7. What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the1957 Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s University of Michigan Affirmative Action decision, and is spending over $200 billion to fight AIDS in Africa and on programs to help black Americans prosper, including school vouchers, the faith-based initiative, home ownership, and small business ownership?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

10. What Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and was the Party of the Ku Klux Klan?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

11. What Party from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as citizens?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

12. What was the Party of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

13. What was the Party of President John F. Kennedy who voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law as a Senator, then opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after becoming president, and later had the FBI (supervised by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy) investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a communist?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

14. What is the Party of current Senator Robert Byrd who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Fritz Hollings who hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina when he was the governor, and Senator Ted Kennedy who recently insulted black judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

15. What was the Party of President Bill Clinton who failed to fight the terrorists after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, sent troops to war in Bosnia and Kosovo without Congressional approval, vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

16. What is the Party of Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s, and who lost the 2000 election as confirmed by a second recount of Florida votes by the “Miami Herald” and a consortium of major news organizations and the ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that blacks were not denied the right to vote?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

17. What Party is against the faith-based initiative, against school vouchers, against school prayers, and takes the black vote for granted without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, lynching blacks and passing the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that caused great harm to blacks?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party

The Republican Party was founded in the 1800s as a reaction to slavery. Republican candidates and party members campaigned for the rights of African slaves before the Civil War and afterward championed the rights of freed African slaves pronouncing then Americans the same as any other American.

Historian David Barton points out that blacks formed all state Republican parties across the South.

"Here I stand in Texas as a Texan,” Barton remarked. “My Republican party was started on the 4th of July, 1867 by 150 blacks and 20 whites. Every southern Republican party was started by blacks, not whites."

Swann echoed that sentiment, saying, "The African-American vote hasn't always been Democratic. Before it was a Democratic bloc, it was a Republican bloc."
That's important - Every Republican Party in every Southern State, the former Confederates States of America, was founded by Blacks, not Whites. Before Blacks were Democrats they were Republicans.

And another thing - Obama's hero, Jeremiah Wright called this the United States of KKK America. The Ku Klux Klan was founded by southern white DEMOCRATS. The Klan was all but destroyed by Republican President U.S. Grant with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1871. That's right - there was a Civil Rights Act before LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which most of the Democrats in Congress voted against, including Al Gore's daddy.

Oh, the answer to all of the test questions is "B".



Sources:
National Black Republican Association
CBN News



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9 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

A key factor was the so-called Southern Strategy, which worked
exceptionally well as we can see by a red state map. Now, the GOP is beginning to attempt amelioration: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-07-14-GOP-racial-politics_x.htm
..politics is afterall, comprimise; trying to own each and every block, eg blacks, jews, latinos, acadamia, labor, military,
NASCAR dads, soccer moms, elderly,
young, rural, catholic, fundamental, rich, poor etc is difficult because each group has a conflicting interest. Hence the
'Southern Strategy' reversed the black vote which was more marginal at the time. I agree, the parties
values seem to change over history.
Lincoln would be very surprised.

Anonymous said...

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?
a. Republican Party
b. Democratic Party
Oh, the answer to all of the test questions is "B".

Like and link to your site Indigo Red but Lincoln was a democrat? Are not the first 9 test question answers A? From Ca./out

Indigo Red said...

Huh. Look at that. The answer to #2 s/b Republican!

You guys really do know your history.

As it reads now, the answers s/b correct as of 4:30pm PST 3-19/08.

Indigo Red said...

My apologies for the errant answers. The original at NBPA site didn't translate properly during copy/paste and I had to fix the code. In my haste I didn't check the answers.

I know my readers will understand. But, the larger problem now is there is a cached version that will be a permanent record on the Internet with wrong answers. Somebody will pick that one to believe and the error will perpetuate.

Damn!!!!

I feel really horrible right now.

Anonymous said...

Don't. Maybe the dems will believe it and try use it in their campaign. Then...we strike! From Ca./out

Mike H. said...

No problem Indigo we know what party Lincoln belonged to.

Indigo Red said...

Thanks, guys.

Mike's America said...

Maybe we should put up a sign at the Lincoln Memorial just so people know:

Abraham Lincoln (R)

Indigo Red said...

That's a good idea, Mike. And and note about Lincoln being a white guy.