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Fucking, Money, and Nasty: EFace The Nation FACE NATION Follow @FaceTheNation NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by 6 points, in our new CBS News Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws/2Pq6IO8 aces NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER YouGov TEXAS U.S. SENATE RACE (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) 44% 50% REP Beto O'Rourke SEN Ted Cruz Margin of Error: 4.2% 7:30 AM 7 Oct 2018 savannah ou na na @savanjul098 Follow ! PLEASE IF YOURE 18+. GOO VOTEEE FOR BETO HE IS SUCH A GOOD MAN AND WE NEED TO VOTE NASTY MAN OUT ST he Nation@FaceTheNation TEXAS US SENATE RAC NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by 6 points, in our new CBS News Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws 44% 50 Beto ORourke /2Pq6IO8 10:28 AM - 8 Oct 2018 28,288 Retweets 41,880 Likes berenswick: socialistexan: fox-metro: blackqueerblog: I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto  What’s so great about Beto? Doesn’t take any PAC money or big donor money period. Left or right. Won’t be beholden to big money interests. Already pledged to support Bernie’s Medicare for All bill should he win Legalization of Marijuana, expunging records of nonviolent drug offenders. He wouldn’t have voted for Kavanaugh, and he would have voted for the Violence Against Women reauthorization. Expanding of LGBTQ rights. Public works projects like extending broadband access to rural areas and funding for the rail project between Dallas-SA-Austin-Houston. Bringing back and protecting the voting rights act. Increasing money for the VA. Finding healthy solutions to immigration and the boarder, just like his home town El Paso a boarder town that’s one of the safest cities in the country Prison reform, ending for profit prisons. Also, is not Ted Fucking Cruz. That should be enough for you people.
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berenswick:

socialistexan:

fox-metro:

blackqueerblog:
I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto 
What’s so great about Beto?

Doesn’t take any PAC money or big donor money period. Left or right. Won’t be beholden to big money interests.
Already pledged to support Bernie’s Medicare for All bill should he win
Legalization of Marijuana, expunging records of nonviolent drug offenders.
He wouldn’t have voted for Kavanaugh, and he would have voted for the Violence Against Women reauthorization.
Expanding of LGBTQ rights.
Public works projects like extending broadband access to rural areas and funding for the rail project between Dallas-SA-Austin-Houston.
Bringing back and protecting the voting rights act.
Increasing money for the VA.
Finding healthy solutions to immigration and the boarder, just like his home town El Paso a boarder town that’s one of the safest cities in the country
Prison reform, ending for profit prisons.


Also, is not Ted Fucking Cruz. That should be enough for you people.

berenswick: socialistexan: fox-metro: blackqueerblog: I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto  What’s so gr...

Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich
 9 hrs G
 Update for Trump voters
 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria
 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now
 his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a
 wall."
 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he
 brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street
 moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich
 their businesses
 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something
 "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't.
 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into
 shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional
 back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge
 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't,
 and says he never will
 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any
 conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his
 businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his
 Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and
 copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has
 more conflicts of interest than can even be counted
 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do
 whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman
 Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration
 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You
 bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in
 charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in
 charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in
 charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the
 Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as
 Secretary of State
 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his
 predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama
 ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into
 collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election
 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals
 did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous
 raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea
 This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American
 girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no
 useful intel was gained
 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of
 playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the
 kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not
 when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has
 by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the
 first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are
 spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the
 world on Trump business
 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake
 news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his
 information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars
 More to come

 BUT HER EMAILS
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS Take that L stupid
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich
 9 hrs G
 Update for Trump voters
 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria
 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now
 his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a
 wall."
 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he
 brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street
 moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich
 their businesses
 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something
 "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't.
 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into
 shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional
 back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge
 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't,
 and says he never will
 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any
 conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his
 businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his
 Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and
 copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has
 more conflicts of interest than can even be counted
 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do
 whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman
 Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration
 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You
 bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in
 charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in
 charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in
 charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the
 Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as
 Secretary of State
 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his
 predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama
 ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into
 collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election
 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals
 did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous
 raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea
 This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American
 girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no
 useful intel was gained
 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of
 playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the
 kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not
 when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has
 by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the
 first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are
 spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the
 world on Trump business
 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake
 news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his
 information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars
 More to come

 BUT HER EMAILS
Take that L stupid

Take that L stupid

Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Racism: 15 GE <p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/158118559340/march-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2><b>March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in Selma</b><br/></h2><p><small>On this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama; it became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. At this stage, the Civil Rights Movement had been in motion for over a decade and already achieved legislative success with the Civil Rights Act. However the focus of the movement now became making the promise of equal franchise guaranteed in the Fifteenth Amendment a reality. While African-Americans exercised the right to vote in the years after the amendment’s passage in 1870, discriminatory measures like literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were soon implemented across the country to deprive them of the vote. Thus in 1965 civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. made voter registration the core of their efforts, centering the campaign on the particularly discriminatory Selma, AL. On March 7th - ‘Bloody Sunday’ - as the six hundred unarmed marchers were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were descended upon by state troopers who viciously beat the protestors. The violence encountered by these peaceful marchers, which was captured on television and broadcast around the world, led to national outcry and caused President Johnson to publicly call for the passage of his administration’s proposed voting rights bill. After securing the support of federal troops, another march was held on March 21st, and with the protection of soldiers the marchers managed to arrive in Montgomery after three days. The marchers were met in Montgomery - the epicentre of the movement and the site of the 1954 bus boycott - by 50,000 supporters, who were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fmlk-kpp01.stanford.edu%2Findex.php%2Fencyclopedia%2Fdocumentsentry%2Fdoc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march%2F&amp;t=ODFiYTlmNTUzMDBkNDZlNDZmNWY3ZmRlMzUxZmFlM2IwZTFhYjJjMCxmektqZnFpQQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AK8nQSpQKtfYKCWU81c9qzQ&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Ftodayinhistory.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F112966559746%2Fmarch-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this&amp;m=1">addressed by King</a>. Their efforts were rewarded when, in August of that year, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act that ensured all Americans could vote. This was one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Selma to Montgomery march is commemorated as one of the most important moments of the struggle.</small></p><blockquote><p><b><i><small>“We are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now…not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom”</small></i></b><br/><small>- King’s &lsquo;Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March’ - 25th March, 1965</small></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Racism: 15
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<p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/158118559340/march-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2><b>March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in Selma</b><br/></h2><p><small>On 
this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to 
Birmingham, Alabama; it became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. At this stage, 
the Civil Rights Movement had been in motion for over a decade and 
already achieved legislative success with the Civil Rights Act. However 
the focus of the movement now became making the promise of equal 
franchise guaranteed in the Fifteenth Amendment a reality. While 
African-Americans exercised the right to vote in the years after the 
amendment’s passage in 1870, discriminatory measures like literacy 
tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were soon implemented across 
the country to deprive them of the vote. Thus in 1965 civil rights 
leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. made voter registration the core of 
their efforts, centering the campaign on the particularly discriminatory
 Selma, AL. On March 7th - ‘Bloody Sunday’ - as the six hundred unarmed 
marchers were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were descended 
upon by state troopers who viciously beat the protestors. The violence 
encountered by these peaceful marchers, which was captured on television
 and broadcast around the world, led to national outcry and caused 
President Johnson to publicly call for the passage of his 
administration’s proposed voting rights bill. After securing the support
 of federal troops, another march was held on March 21st, and with the 
protection of soldiers the marchers managed to arrive in Montgomery 
after three days. The marchers were met in Montgomery - the epicentre of
 the movement and the site of the 1954 bus boycott - by 50,000 
supporters, who were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fmlk-kpp01.stanford.edu%2Findex.php%2Fencyclopedia%2Fdocumentsentry%2Fdoc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march%2F&amp;t=ODFiYTlmNTUzMDBkNDZlNDZmNWY3ZmRlMzUxZmFlM2IwZTFhYjJjMCxmektqZnFpQQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AK8nQSpQKtfYKCWU81c9qzQ&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Ftodayinhistory.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F112966559746%2Fmarch-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this&amp;m=1">addressed by King</a>.
 Their efforts were rewarded when, in August of that year, Congress 
passed the Voting Rights Act that ensured all Americans could vote. This
 was one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, and 
the Selma to Montgomery march is commemorated as one of the most 
important moments of the struggle.</small></p><blockquote><p><b><i><small>“We are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us.
 The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes
 will not dissuade us. We are on the move now…not even the marching of 
mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom”</small></i></b><br/><small>- King’s &lsquo;Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March’ - 25th March, 1965</small></p></blockquote></blockquote>

todayinhistory: March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in SelmaOn this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to Birmingham, Alab...

Abraham Lincoln, Politics, and Tumblr: fortictb Congress of the dlnited States of 3merica Sessisn, RESOLUTION เลื่ xin Md 2tata aA.hsc a..MALAd ewe..+- な//u entd.a acan.ヴAu k.cout ta 4, wiltad, nt ut ee elat ちlundu ef ik.xnue effehu tatia- <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/109972439397/february-3rd-1870-fifteenth-amendment-ratified">todayinhistory</a>:</p><blockquote><h2><b>February 3rd 1870: Fifteenth Amendment ratified</b><br/></h2><p><small>On this day in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This measure came as the third and last of the so-called ‘Reconstruction amendments’, passed after the end of the Civil War by the Radical Republicans in Congress. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the country, expanding on President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the Confederacy. The second Reconstruction Amendment, the Fourteenth, provided citizenship and equal protection for freedmen. The Fifteenth granted African-American men the right to vote. It was passed by Congress in February 1869, and received ratification from the requisite number of states the following year, being formally adopted in March 1870. For many abolitionists, this was the most important measure of the Reconstruction effort. In the words of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass, <b><i>&ldquo;slavery is not abolished until the black man has the ballot&rdquo;</i></b>. Black enfranchisement meant that for the first time in American history, African-Americans were elected to political office. These included first black Senator, Hiram Rhodes Revels, Representative Joseph Rainey, and Governor P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana (who until 1990 was the only black state governor in U.S. history). In states such as South Carolina, slaves made up a majority of the population, meaning that once enfranchised they dominated state politics. Despite being enshrined in constitutional law, African-Americans were prevented from voting through discriminatory measures like poll taxes, literacy tests, and grandfather clauses, as well as by the violent intimidation of the recently formed Ku Klux Klan. The 1965 Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, finally provided for the full registration of black voters in the U.S. This measure came in the larger context of the Civil Rights Movement, which also targetted post-Reconstruction injustices such as Jim Crow segregation.</small><br/></p><blockquote><b><i>&ldquo;The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude&rdquo;</i></b><br/></blockquote></blockquote>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/109972439397/february-3rd-1870-fifteenth-amendment-ratified">todayinhistory</a>:</p><blockquote><h2><b>February 3rd 1870: Fifteenth Amendment ratified</b><br/></h2><p><small>On this day in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This measure came as the third and last of the so-called ‘Reconstruction amendments’, passed after the end of the Civil War by the Radical Republicans in Congress. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the country, expanding on President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the Confederacy. The second Reconstruction Amendment, the Fourteenth, provided citizenship and equal protection for freedmen. The Fifteenth granted African-American men the right to vote. It was passed by Congress in February 1869, and received ratification from the requisite number of states the following year, being formally adopted in March 1870. For many abolitionists, this was the most important measure of the Reconstruction effort. In the words of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass, <b><i>&ldquo;slavery is not abolished until the black man has the ballot&rdquo;</i></b>. Black enfranchisement meant that for the first time in American history, African-Americans were elected to political office. These included first black Senator, Hiram Rhodes Revels, Representative Joseph Rainey, and Governor P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana (who until 1990 was the only black state governor in U.S. history). In states such as South Carolina, slaves made up a majority of the population, meaning that once enfranchised they dominated state politics. Despite being enshrined in constitutional law, African-Americans were prevented from voting through discriminatory measures like poll taxes, literacy tests, and grandfather clauses, as well as by the violent intimidation of the recently formed Ku Klux Klan. The 1965 Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, finally provided for the full registration of black voters in the U.S. This measure came in the larger context of the Civil Rights Movement, which also targetted post-Reconstruction injustices such as Jim Crow segregation.</small><br/></p><blockquote><b><i>&ldquo;The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude&rdquo;</i></b><br/></blockquote></blockquote>

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Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, and America: DEMOCRATS HARRY TRUMAMARGARETBANGER THE PARTY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS FDR PLANNED PARENTHOOD ITHINE ONEMANG0OD SI ACCEP TO TALK REFUSED TO SUPPORT ANTI-LYNCHINGLAMS LBJ ANOTHER AS LONG ASHES NOT ANGGEROR CHINAMAN SENATORROBERTBYRD TO THEWOMANS BRANCHOFTHE KKK BILL CLINTON ON BYRD KLANSMAN I'LLHAVE THO SE V" G GERS VOTING DEMOCRATIC FOR 200 YEARS I SHALLNEVER FIGHT IN THE ARMED FORCES TWITH ANEGROEBY MY SIDE HE WAS TRYING TO GETELE CTED BEING LIBERAL IGNORANCE oF HI WHEN EXCUSES AND STORY MATTER MORE THAN THE FACTS www.facebook.com/SockPuppetProphets <p><a href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/38361846083/prior-to-2010-the-following-is-what-readers-got" class="tumblr_blog">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Prior to 2010, the following is what readers got when they clicked on the Democrats.org “History” button….</p> <blockquote> <p>Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws</strong>, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act.</p> <p><strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.</strong> We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is the kind of BS spewed by Democrats on a daily basis, and unfortunately the media and other so-called watchdogs are so apparently ignorant of American history, Democrats continue to LIE through their teeth to their constituents, and via academia, to our kids. Despite the truth being out there for years, it’s probably not going to explode until some big shot news anchor gives us an “explosive expose” bringing us all those facts <em>first, </em>so he/she can proudly receive a Pulitzer…</p> <p>While I have only scratched the surface of civil rights history, here’s an except from yet <a href="http://stoprepublicans.blogspot.com/2006/05/history-of-republican-evil.html">another</a> list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support. As you read through it, remember, Democrats claim they <em>“are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws”</em>…</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 13, 1858</strong><br/> During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: <em>“I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”</em>; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee</p> <p><strong>April 16, 1862<br/></strong> President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>July 17, 1862<br/></strong> Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes <a href="http://www.civilwarhome.com/confiscationact1862.htm">Confiscation Act</a> stating that slaves of the Confederacy <em>“shall be forever free”</em></p> <p><strong>January 31, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>April 8, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>November 22, 1865<br/></strong> Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “<a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASblackcodes.htm">black codes</a>,” which institutionalized racial discrimination</p> <p><strong>February 5, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>April 9, 1866</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; <a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1866.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1866</a>, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law</p> <p><strong>May 10, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no</p> <p><strong>June 8, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>January 8, 1867<br/></strong> Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.</p> <p><strong>July 19, 1867</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans</p> <p><strong>March 30, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: <em>“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”</em></p> <p><strong>September 12, 1868</strong><br/> Civil rights activist <a href="http://www.footstepsmagazine.com/issues/2004/09/2004-09-more.html">Tunis Campbell</a> and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 7, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: <em>“This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”</em></p> <p><strong>October 22, 1868</strong><br/> While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan</p> <p><strong>December 10, 1869<br/></strong> Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office</p> <p><strong>February 3, 1870</strong><br/> After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>May 31, 1870<br/></strong> President U.S. Grant signs <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_enforce.html">Republicans’ Enforcement Act</a>, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights</p> <p><strong>June 22, 1870</strong><br/> Republican Congress creates <strong>U.S. Department of Justice</strong>, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South</p> <p><strong>September 6, 1870</strong><br/> Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell</p> <p><strong>February 28, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters</p> <p><strong>April 20, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 10, 1871</strong><br/> Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands</p> <p><strong>October 18, 1871</strong><br/> After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan</p> <p><strong>November 18, 1872</strong><br/> Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for <em>“the Republican ticket, straight”</em></p> <p><strong>January 17, 1874</strong><br/> Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government</p> <p><strong>September 14, 1874</strong><br/> Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>March 1, 1875</strong><br/><a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1875.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1875</a>, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>January 10, 1878</strong><br/> U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong</p> <p><strong>February 8, 1894</strong><br/> Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote</p> <p><strong>January 15, 1901</strong><br/> Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>May 29, 1902</strong><br/> Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%</p> <p><strong>February 12, 1909</strong><br/> On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP</p> <p><strong>May 21, 1919</strong><br/> Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no</p> <p><strong>August 18, 1920</strong><br/> Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures</p> <p><strong>January 26, 1922</strong><br/> House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong><br/></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>June 2, 1924</strong><br/> Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans</p> <p><strong>October 3, 1924</strong><br/> Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention</p> <p><strong>June 12, 1929</strong><br/> First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country</p> <p><strong>August 17, 1937</strong><br/> Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation</p> <p><strong>June 24, 1940</strong><br/> Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>August 8, 1945</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”</p> <p><strong>September 30, 1953</strong><br/> Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education</p> <p><strong>November 25, 1955</strong><br/> Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel</p> <p><strong>March 12, 1956</strong><br/> Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation</p> <p><strong>June 5, 1956</strong><br/> Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down <em>“blacks in the back of the bus”</em> law</p> <p><strong>November 6, 1956</strong><br/> African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President</p> <p><strong>September 9, 1957</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>September 24, 1957</strong><br/> Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orval_Faubus">Orval Faubus</a> to integrate public schools</p> <p><strong>May 6, 1960</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats</p> <p><strong>May 2, 1963</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights</p> <p><strong>September 29, 1963</strong><br/> Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School</p> <p><strong>June 9, 1964</strong><br/> Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>June 10, 1964</strong><br/> Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.</p> <p><strong>August 4, 1965</strong><br/> Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor</p> <p><strong>February 19, 1976</strong><br/> President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII</p> <p><strong>September 15, 1981</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs</p> <p><strong>June 29, 1982</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act</p> <p><strong>August 10, 1988</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs <a href="http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/civilact.html">Civil Liberties Act of 1988</a>, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR</p> <p><strong>November 21, 1991</strong><br/> President George H. W. Bush signs <a href="http://www.legalarchiver.org/civil.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1991</a> to strengthen federal civil rights legislation</p> <p><strong>August 20, 1996</strong><br/> Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law</p> </blockquote> <p>And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>So the next time any Democrat claims they’ve been supportive of civil rights in America (and been so all along), ask them to explain their past. “We’ve grown” is not gonna cut it, considering they continue to lie about their past to this day, and only someone lacking in common sense would believe two distinct political parties could juxtaposition their stances on civil rights seemingly overnight.</p> <p>And I’m tired of the recitation that <a href="http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/03/19/the-dixiecrat-myth/">Southern Democrats became racist Republicans</a> and took those tendencies with them. Even today, it never takes long for a Democrat to play the race card purely for political advantage.</p></blockquote>
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<blockquote><p>Prior to 2010, the following is what readers got when they clicked on the Democrats.org “History” button….</p>
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<p>Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws</strong>, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act.</p>
<p><strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.</strong> We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America.</p>
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<p>This is the kind of BS spewed by Democrats on a daily basis, and unfortunately the media and other so-called watchdogs are so apparently ignorant of American history, Democrats continue to LIE through their teeth to their constituents, and via academia, to our kids. Despite the truth being out there for years, it’s probably not going to explode until some big shot news anchor gives us an “explosive expose” bringing us all those facts <em>first, </em>so he/she can proudly receive a Pulitzer…</p>
<p>While I have only scratched the surface of civil rights history, here’s an except from yet <a href="http://stoprepublicans.blogspot.com/2006/05/history-of-republican-evil.html">another</a> list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support. As you read through it, remember, Democrats claim they <em>“are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws”</em>…</p>
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<p><strong>October 13, 1858</strong><br/> During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: <em>“I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”</em>; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee</p>
<p><strong>April 16, 1862<br/></strong> President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>July 17, 1862<br/></strong> Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes <a href="http://www.civilwarhome.com/confiscationact1862.htm">Confiscation Act</a> stating that slaves of the Confederacy <em>“shall be forever free”</em></p>
<p><strong>January 31, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition</p>
<p><strong>April 8, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition</p>
<p><strong>November 22, 1865<br/></strong> Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “<a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASblackcodes.htm">black codes</a>,” which institutionalized racial discrimination</p>
<p><strong>February 5, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>April 9, 1866</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; <a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1866.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1866</a>, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law</p>
<p><strong>May 10, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no</p>
<p><strong>June 8, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>January 8, 1867<br/></strong> Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.</p>
<p><strong>July 19, 1867</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans</p>
<p><strong>March 30, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: <em>“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”</em></p>
<p><strong>September 12, 1868</strong><br/> Civil rights activist <a href="http://www.footstepsmagazine.com/issues/2004/09/2004-09-more.html">Tunis Campbell</a> and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>October 7, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: <em>“This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”</em></p>
<p><strong>October 22, 1868</strong><br/> While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan</p>
<p><strong>December 10, 1869<br/></strong> Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office</p>
<p><strong>February 3, 1870</strong><br/> After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>May 31, 1870<br/></strong> President U.S. Grant signs <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_enforce.html">Republicans’ Enforcement Act</a>, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights</p>
<p><strong>June 22, 1870</strong><br/> Republican Congress creates <strong>U.S. Department of Justice</strong>, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South</p>
<p><strong>September 6, 1870</strong><br/> Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell</p>
<p><strong>February 28, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters</p>
<p><strong>April 20, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>October 10, 1871</strong><br/> Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands</p>
<p><strong>October 18, 1871</strong><br/> After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan</p>
<p><strong>November 18, 1872</strong><br/> Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for <em>“the Republican ticket, straight”</em></p>
<p><strong>January 17, 1874</strong><br/> Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government</p>
<p><strong>September 14, 1874</strong><br/> Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>March 1, 1875</strong><br/><a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1875.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1875</a>, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition</p>
<p><strong>January 10, 1878</strong><br/> U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong</p>
<p><strong>February 8, 1894</strong><br/> Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote</p>
<p><strong>January 15, 1901</strong><br/> Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>May 29, 1902</strong><br/> Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%</p>
<p><strong>February 12, 1909</strong><br/> On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP</p>
<p><strong>May 21, 1919</strong><br/> Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no</p>
<p><strong>August 18, 1920</strong><br/> Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures</p>
<p><strong>January 26, 1922</strong><br/> House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong><br/></p>
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<p><strong>June 2, 1924</strong><br/> Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans</p>
<p><strong>October 3, 1924</strong><br/> Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention</p>
<p><strong>June 12, 1929</strong><br/> First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country</p>
<p><strong>August 17, 1937</strong><br/> Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation</p>
<p><strong>June 24, 1940</strong><br/> Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>August 8, 1945</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”</p>
<p><strong>September 30, 1953</strong><br/> Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education</p>
<p><strong>November 25, 1955</strong><br/> Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel</p>
<p><strong>March 12, 1956</strong><br/> Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation</p>
<p><strong>June 5, 1956</strong><br/> Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down <em>“blacks in the back of the bus”</em> law</p>
<p><strong>November 6, 1956</strong><br/> African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President</p>
<p><strong>September 9, 1957</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>September 24, 1957</strong><br/> Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orval_Faubus">Orval Faubus</a> to integrate public schools</p>
<p><strong>May 6, 1960</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats</p>
<p><strong>May 2, 1963</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights</p>
<p><strong>September 29, 1963</strong><br/> Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School</p>
<p><strong>June 9, 1964</strong><br/> Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate</p>
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<p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p>
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<p><strong>June 10, 1964</strong><br/> Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.</p>
<p><strong>August 4, 1965</strong><br/> Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor</p>
<p><strong>February 19, 1976</strong><br/> President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII</p>
<p><strong>September 15, 1981</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs</p>
<p><strong>June 29, 1982</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act</p>
<p><strong>August 10, 1988</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs <a href="http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/civilact.html">Civil Liberties Act of 1988</a>, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR</p>
<p><strong>November 21, 1991</strong><br/> President George H. W. Bush signs <a href="http://www.legalarchiver.org/civil.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1991</a> to strengthen federal civil rights legislation</p>
<p><strong>August 20, 1996</strong><br/> Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law</p>
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<p>And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…</p>
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<p><strong>We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….</strong></p>
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<p>So the next time any Democrat claims they’ve been supportive of civil rights in America (and been so all along), ask them to explain their past. “We’ve grown” is not gonna cut it, considering they continue to lie about their past to this day, and only someone lacking in common sense would believe two distinct political parties could juxtaposition their stances on civil rights seemingly overnight.</p>
<p>And I’m tired of the recitation that <a href="http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/03/19/the-dixiecrat-myth/">Southern Democrats became racist Republicans</a> and took those tendencies with them. Even today, it never takes long for a Democrat to play the race card purely for political advantage.</p></blockquote>

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