Monday, June 20, 2016
Let’s get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats.
On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans.
When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men.”
In May 1868 the Republicans introduced the first two African Americans to be Presidential Electors.
In September 1868 the Democrats in the Georgia State Legislature expelled all twenty five of its African-American members. They were only restored on direct orders from the Republican controlled United States Congress.
Later that same month almost 300 African Americans who were trying to protect a Republican newspaper editor from an angry mob of Democrats were killed.
On October 22, 1868, Arkansas native James Hinds, a Republican Congressman, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan while he was campaigning for re-election.
In the Presidential campaign of 1868 Democrat Presidential candidate Horatio Seymour ran on a platform of denouncing the Emancipation Proclamation.
On February 3, 1870 with just 3% Democrat support, the Republican House passed the 15th Amendment to the Constitution granting all male Americans, specifically including African Americans, the right to vote.
May 31, 1870 Republican President U.S. Grant signed the Enforcement Act which called for stiff penalties for those convicted of depriving any American of his civil rights.
On June 22nd, 1870, in direct response to the Democrat supported Ku Klux Klan’s attacks on African Americans’ Civil Rights, the Republican Congress established the United States Department of Justice at the request of Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. Grant had had enough of Democrat terror attacks being used against African American citizens.
N.B. The Department of Justice was established by a White Republican President and initially run by a White United States Attorney General (Amos Tappan Akerman) with the specific mission of protecting and guaranteeing the right to vote and other liberties of African Americans.
Sadly, due to the corrosive effect of the Democrats running our government today, the mission of the Department of Justice has been turned upside down and totally perverted by a Black Democrat President and a Black Attorney General. The current Democrat Attorney General has given his subordinates specific orders NOT to pursue criminal charges against Black thugs.
On February 28, 1871 the Republican Congress had to pass another Enforcement Act to protect the Civil Rights of African Americans from the Democrats’ Ku Klux Klan.
This material comes from my book Crooks Thugs and Bigots: the lost hidden and changed history of the Democrat Party which is out of print but you can receive a free PDF of the text by asking at firstname.lastname@example.org