Daniel John Sobieski
History, someone once said, is a lie agreed upon and nowhere is that more self-evident than in accounts of America’s racial history as told by Democrats. Republicans are the party of racism and slavery when the historical record shows just the opposite to be true.
As black economist Thomas Sowell notes, Democrats value black votes but not black voters.
Democrats need black voters to be fearful, angry, resentful and paranoid. Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined.
That is what Democrats are terrified of. That can only happen if blacks are denied the truth about their past, present and future. It is Democrats who owned the slaves, founded the KKK, and wrote the Jim Crow laws. It is Democrats who stood in the schoolhouse door and still do, opposing school choice. It is Democrats who turned on the fire hoses and unleashed the dogs. I was Democrats who blocked the bridge in Selma. The improvement of black lives under A higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than Democrats Trump and a free market economy is no mirage but a portent of things to come that has the Democratic Party running scared.
The Democrat’s historical amnesia omits the fact that it was Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia and former “Grand Kleagle” with the Ku Klux Klan, who holds the distinction of being the only Senator to have opposed the only two black nominees to the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, and led a 52-day filibuster against this legislation.
Sen. Al Gore, father of the former vice president, voted against the act, as did Sen. J. William Fulbright, to whom Bill Clinton dedicated a memorial, current senior Senator from South Carolina Ernest Hollings, Sen. Richard Russell and, of course, Sen. Strom Thurmond,who was a Democrat at that time. Only six GOP Senators voted against the act, compared with 21 Democrats. The party of Abraham Lincoln and Jeff Sessions beat back the fire hoses and dogs of the party of Robert Byrd, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris.
“Harriet”, just released in theatre, tells the story of Harriet Tubman, an African-Americn slave who frees herself and then returns south to retrieve 70 others and bring them to freedom. Oh, yeah, Harrirt Tubman was a gun-toying Republicas and the people she liberated these slaves from were Democrats.
She was a heroine of the Underground Railroad and plans were being made under President Obama to place Tunbman’s image on a new twenty dollar bill, replacing the current version depicting former slave owner and President Andrew Jackson. Plans stalled however, perhaps when someone notice that Harriet Tubman was a gun-toting Republican who believed that firearms were the best guarantor of freedom and equality ever invented.
Recently Congressman John Katko, R-New York, has revived the idea of replacing President Andrew Jackson, one of those old white guys, on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, an African-American woman who was a heroine in the battle against slavery: