The truth is as I stated in the previous paragraph. The Democrats have always been against the civil rights of the black man. In this and following articles, I will prove that by providing a time line that supports my contention.
I could go back farther than President Lincoln’s time, but I may do so later. To begin with, in April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signs a bill abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. The vote in Congress is very interesting. The record shows 99% of Republicans voted yes; but 83% of the Democrats vote no.
In the following Democrat website, we find the following words:
“Democrats have a long and proud history of defending Civil Rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans.” Apparently in 1862, they had not yet gotten the word. Democrats.org.
The Thirteenth Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1865. It made slavery illegal in the United States. In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, designed to protect citizen’s rights to freedmen, was ratified. This amendment became the heart of the civil right’s movement of the 1960s. It became an all-in-all for everyone and everybody’s assumed civil rights. Democrats jump on the amendment claiming it provides the right of everyone to do and to be everything the constitution does not provide for.
Southern Democrats not satisfied with the outcome of the War Between the States, create an organization to “punish” Republicans for freeing the slaves: The Klan is Created
The Ku Klux Klan started after the Civil War with a group of white Southerners who were very angry when the war ended. They were angry because the Blacks had won their freedom from slavery and they had lost their slaves. No more slavery meant their lives had changed and they felt threatened.
The boredom of a small-town life made six young Confederate veterans from the south gather around a fireplace one night, where they thought of a secret group. They made the group to occupy themselves and to get revenge on the mhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifany Blacks that had won their freedom in the Civil War. The group wanted to torture former slaves, because the slaves had won their freedom. The Klan members felt threatened because they thought the Blacks would start to get more powerful. In addition, many Klan members were angry because they lost their slaves. thinkquest.org
The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.
An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.
The documentation has been assembled by David Barton of Wallbuilders and published in his book "Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White," which reveals that not only did the Democrats work hand-in-glove with the Ku Klux Klan for generations, they started the KKK and endorsed its mayhem. KKK's 1st targets were Republicans.
The Democratic Party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name Republicans, or Jeffersonian Republicans, to emphasize its anti-aristocratic policies. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.
The Democratic Party identified itself as the "white man's party" and demonized the Republican Party as being "Negro dominated," even though whites were in control. Determined to re-capture the South, Southern Democrats "redeemed" state after state -- sometimes peacefully, other times by fraud and violence. By 1877, when Reconstruction was officially over, the Democratic Party controlled every Southern state. The South remained a one-party region until the Civil Rights movement began in the 1960s. Northern Democrats, most of whom had prejudicial attitudes towards blacks, offered no challenge to the discriminatory policies of the Southern Democrats. Ibid.