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Our national charter...
Calvin Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence: "In its main features the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man -- these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. Unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles... (Read more)

What's so great about George Washington?
By Carson Holloway --I don't mean this as a rhetorical question, implying that Washington really was not great-- as such a question might be intended by many modern scholarly debunkers of great men. I intend it, rather, as a real question from which we can gain some valuable insight: what exactly made George Washington great? What was it about him that makes him one of the greatest American presidents and perhaps even the... (Read more)

Booker T. Washington -- Educator
Born in 1858 the son of a slave and himself a slave, Booker T. Washington gained his freedom through emancipation. Some of his greatest accomplishments are hardly ever mentioned. He grew up as he describes "in the midst of the most miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings". With nothing more than desire burning in his heart, the young Booker T. was able to learn how to read and eventually start a school for former slaves and children of former... (Read more)

Benjamin Franklin
Few men have exhibited a more worthy conduct than Dr. Franklin, through his long life. Through every vicissitude of fortune, he seems to have been distinguished for his sobriety and temperance, for his extraordinary perseverance and resolution. He was not less distinguished for his veracity, for the constancy of his friendship, for his candour, and his fidelity to his moral and civil obligations. In the early part of his life, he acknowledged himself to have been sceptical in religion, but he became in maturer years, according to the testimony of his intimate friend, Dr. William Smith, a believer in divine... (Read more)

James Armistead Lafayette
It was the year 1781, a critical point in the Revolutionary war. Benedict Arnold, the American turncoat who was now a general in the British army, needed a spy. And there stood James, a runaway slave. Arnold trusted James. So did Lord Cornwallis. After all, hadn't James guided the British troops over unfamiliar roads? James was so trusted that when he traveled between camps, British officers would speak openly about their strategies in front of him. But what Arnold and Cornwallis didn't know... (Read more)

"What is racism? We provide you with the historical facts.
You now have more than enough information on who to blame for the tainted history being portrayed in the media."

STORIES OF BLACK HEROES AND LEADERS

Do you know the history of the Democrat Party?
Do you know how the Democrat Party was created?
Here are the historical facts about the Democrat Party:

  • Democrat Party platforms in the 1800’s supported slavery.
  • Democrat Party platforms after the Civil War supported segregation.
  • Slave owners agreed that all blacks born after 1820 would be free, however, the Democratic Party worked to retain slavery, including passing bills such as the Missouri Compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act and many fugitive slave acts
  • Democrat slave owner Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote the Dred Scott v. Sandford decisoin, effectively declarang slaves to be not persons but property like a goat or a mule, despite the fact that slaves were always referred to in the Constitution not as slaves or property but as persons!
  • Democrat President Andrew Jackson, ignoring federal law, ordered the Cherokee and other tribes to march from their land East of the Mississippi to Oklahoma (the march known as the Trail of Tears during which thousands died)--all for gold and land to grow cotton--with slave labor of course.
  • Attempted to expand slavery with the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854
  • Supported and promoted the Fugitive Slave Act, which permitted slave-catchers to kidnap an estimated 20,000 blacks, even if they weren't runaway slaves, in the North, then impressing them into slavery in the South.
  • Over 600,000 Americans were killed in the Civil War, started to save the Union.
  • Maimed almost 2 million people in the same war, and willingly destroyed millions of lives--all to retain slavery.
  • Started the KKK, which became a military arm of the Democratic Party, murdering and torturing blacks, from the 1870s to 1963 when a Civil Rights bill was passed (Every Democrat voted NO on the Civil Rights Act of 1963.)
  • Built hundreds of monuments and statues, at taxpayer’s expense after stealing back all of the elected offices in the southern states.
  • Passed Jim Crow laws, laws for literacy tests and poll taxes, all to prevent blacks from voting or otherwise exercising their civil rights as American citizens.
  • Slaughtered many blacks elected to public office in the 1860’s.
  • NO Democrat voted for the 13th, 14th or 15th amendments.
  • Started and covered up the Colfax Riots, killing almost 300 blacks.
  • During WWII, Democrat president Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation authorizing the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans in interment camps, a law upheld by a Democrat majority Supreme Court with the infamous decision Korematsu v. the U.S..
  • Churches dominated by Democrats twisted Scripture to justify slavery. both prior to the civil war and again afterward, to justify oppression and segregation
  • Refused to support loans to start or expand black small businesses in black neigborhoods.
  • Democrats support an organization started by racist Margaret Sanger which puts abortion clinics primarily in minority neighborhoods. (Margaret Sanger called blacks "human weeds.")
  • Democrats support censoring of Christianity in schools, government jobs, public discussions and laws, in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
  • Democrats favor illegal immigration, which depresses wages for legal American citizens.
  • Until his death, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. The Democratic Party has never disavowed his membership.

So, if you oppose the killing of black babies before they are born, or illegal immigrants stealing your jobs, or oppression of minorities, or violent racists destroying black-owned businesses, why are you supporting the party that condones these things? Here’s something else you should also know: The first twenty-one blacks elected to the U S Congress, were all--Republicans! Proof is HERE
The establishment of the Republican Party in all Southern States was done by former slaves. At one point they controlled every State house, until the KKK started assassinating duly elected black--and white--Republicans.

Do you know the history of the Republican Party?
Do you know how the Republican Party was created?

Neither the Whig Party nor Democratic Party kept their promise to end all slavery by 1820. Thus, half of the members of the Whigs and a quarter of the Democrats formed the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln. Simultaneously, Democrats in 9 states made preparations to form their own country by seceding from the union with an economy based on slavery.

  • The Republican Party was established on the premise that no one should be a slave, that all are created equal; that the original laws regarding ending slavery, should be honored by the sons and daughters of the southern founders.
  • The Republican Party fought against Democrats in the Civil War to free blacks from slavery in America.
  • Used scripture to establish that all men are created equal and that slavery needed to end, prior to the Civil War and since the establishment of northern churches, dominated by Republicans
  • Southern Democrats fought and died to keep slavery.
  • Republicans supported the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • In the South, freed blacks joined the Republican Party and won every southern state legislature. Unfortunately many were assassinated by the military arm of the Democratic Party. In Louisiana, the KKK slaughtered the entire black elected state house and senate, forcing Union troops into the state to restore order. The KKK has never denied its ties to the Democratic Party.
  • Supported the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution.
  • The entire freed slave population registered, ran for office, and voted Republican for decades after the Civil War.
  • National Rifle Association was established in 1871 to provide guns to blacks to protect themselves from the military KKK. The NRA prevented the slaughter of tens of thousands of blacks and prevented the rampage of the KKK through black neighborhoods and towns.
  • Thr first seven blacks elected to Congress were all Republican (see below).
  • Only the Republican Party promoted the teaching of many inspiring stories of black heroes of the American Revolutionary War, building monuments to black heroes, such as Chispus Attucks in Boston.
  • Black Republican Booker T. Washington was the person who raised the money for George Washington Carver’s research and MIT sensation Robert Robinson who transformed agriculture throughout the world.
  • Blacks established the Republican Party throughout the south after the Civil War--the main reason why the Democratic Party slaughtered thousands.
  • The first black senator was Reverend Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican appointed by a black legislative body in 1870 from the state of Mississippi, replacing Jefferson Davis, a known racist. Only the Republican Senators voted to seat Reverend Rhodes. (Picture with six representatives elected below)
  • All Republicans have voted 100% for civil rights since the party’s inception. One lone Democrat, LBJ, voted for the 1960 civil rights bill, which was signed into law by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower.
  • The GOP party disavows and has always opposed the KKK.
  • MLK defended the Republican party's support for civil rights legislation.

There has been much misinformation and confusion about the relationship between the Republican Party and the black community. The Republican Party has been, and still is, an avid supporter of the advancement and prosperity of the black community. We believe what MLK said, “"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Note: The book, “American History in Black and White” by historian David Barton, provides over 600 references to the facts mentioned here.

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