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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Civil Rights History_Republicans

Democrats have written: “On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight”.
Truth or Fiction: FALSE
The Republicans have always led the fight in Civil Rights History.

Look at the history books. Oh, that's right, they have mostly been rewritten. However, any decent library should still have the historical records which show the following facts.

- 1865, 13th Amendment passed ending slavery; 100% Republicans FOR v. 23% Democrats
- 1866, Democrats form the KKK with express purpose of preventing the election of Republicans in the South. Democrats admit—under oath in Congressional hearings in 1872—that the Klan is a Democrat creation intended to restore Democrat control of the South. The Klan implemented it through a series of massacres at Republican Party meetings. Historians wrote that the lynchings included 3500 black and 1300 whites.
- 1868, 14th Amendment: Republicans established citizenship and equal protection for all in Federal law. 100% of Republicans FOR v Democrats, ZERO
- 1868 Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”
- 1868 Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”
- 1870, 15th Amendment established the right to vote for all people, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. 98% Republicans FOR, 97% Democrats NO
- 1872, first 7 black Americans elected_ all Republicans
- 1866–1875, the Republican Congress passed 19 civil rights laws. DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THEM ALL.
- 1875 Civil Rights Act passed guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant. 92% Republican FOR, 100% Democrat NO
- 1876, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. No more meaningful civil rights legislation passed until 1964.
- 1892, Democrats took control of the White House, Senate and House. Immediately they began establishing Jim Crow laws and repealed all civil rights legislation passed by the Republicans. Any laws or amendments they could not repeal, were skirted with poll taxes and literacy tests
- 1901, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House_ Democrats and the media were outraged.
- 1920s, Republicans proposed anti-lynching legislation. The legislation passed the house but killed by the Democrat-controlled Senate.
- 1954, Republican Chief Justice Earl Warren (appointed by Republican Dwight Eisenhower) authored the desegregation decision of Brown v. Board of Education.
- 1956, Democrats expressed opposition to Brown v. Board of Education in the "Southern Manifesto." 101 members of Congress—97 Democrats, 4 Republicans sign the manifesto.
- 1965, Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed into law, the Voting Rights Act of 1964, the law originally authored by Eisenhower in 1959. A filibuster was prevented, and passage of the bill again was supported by a greater number of Republicans than Democrats.

People only insist that a debate stop when they are afraid of what might be learned if it continues. ~ George Will

In addition to history books, just a few sources available on line:


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Chris Powell On Gold, Silver Manipulation, and the Fed

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation demonetizing silver and pledged to rig the silver market, explains Chris Powell, co-founder and Treasurer of GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee)

... and the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, which created the U.S. Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF), explicitly authorizes the U.S. treasury secretary to trade secretly in all markets on behalf of the U.S. government.