On April 16, 1862, the Republican-controlled 37th Congress passed Senator Wilson’s bill to ‘abolish slavery in the district’. Overall, 99% of Republicans voted to free the slaves in the District of Columbia, while 83% of Democrats voted to keep them in chains. The GOP freed more than three thousand African-Americans.
While the Democrats and the government owned media are going out of their way to portray Tea Party Protesters, Independents, Conservatives, Republicans and average Americans in general, as the great racists of modern history, lets not forget who the real party of racism is.
Great Moments in Democrat Racists History
Why I am a conservative Republican
Who cannot forget the Great FDR, certainly this icon of the left’s socialist politics was a true believer in racial equality, wasn’t he?
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, do you like him, love him, could care less? Should we overlook the fact that Senator Byrd was not only a member of the KKK, but also attempted to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964? This little known fact has not stopped the Democrats from re-electing him and eventually making him the longest serving senator in history.
But, protecting Senator Byrd is not the reason why you will not hear the history of the 1962 bill to abolish slavery in The District of Columbia. The reason you will not be hearing about the history of the bill is because the history of the bill is the History of The Republican Party.
The Republican Party was formed by abolitionist in 1854 with the specific purpose of abolishing slavery.
Here is the time line from Deroy Murdock who is an advisory board member of Project 21, a Washington-based network of black free-market advocates.
The Republican Party formed by abolitionists in 1854 take bold steps in securing freedoms for former slaves until the Democrats regain control of Congress. Once in control of Congress and many of the southern state governments the Democrats once again stripped away the rights African Americans wouldn’t again fully achieve until the civil rights movement of the 1960’s.
– In 1865, Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78 percent of House members voted: “No.”
– In 1866, 94 percent of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every congressional Democrat voted: “No.”
– February 28, 1871: The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal protection.
– February 8, 1894: Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the GOP’s Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.
– October 16, 1901: GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington.
– January 26, 1922: The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer’s (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.
– Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican. America’s first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina’s Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart “P.B.S.” Pinchback became America’s first black governor.
– August 17, 1937: Republicans opposed Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Supreme Court nominee, U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D., Al.), a former Klansman who defended Klansmen against race-murder charges.
– September 24, 1957: Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to desegregate Little Rock’s government schools over the strenuous resistance of Governor Orval Faubus (D., Ark.).
– May 6, 1960: Eisenhower signs the GOP’s 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.
– November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.
– President Reagan named Colin Powell America’s first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.
Please keep in mind, as the government owned media and the Democrat Party attempt to paint others as racist, that it was, is and always will be, that racism is the mantle of the Democrat Party.
While racist come in every shape, form, color and political persuasion, the original party of racism can only hide its’ shame through the blaming of others and the distortion of history.
And now you know the reason why, on April 16th of this year, there was no historical account offered by the lame stream media in celebration of The District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day on April 16th 1852.