Black History Month and the Republican legacy

February is Black History Month and today I am attending the Republican National Committee “Black Republican Trailblazers” luncheon at The Howard Theater in Washington DC.

I am proud not just this month, but every month of the accomplishments and achievements black Americans have contributed to these United States.

My own story is one connected to the legacy of the first black men to don the uniform of America, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, whose valor shined brilliantly at Fort Wagner during the Civil War. As well, prior to myself, the last black Republican Member of Congress from Florida was Rep. Josiah T. Walls. These are the stories we must continue to tell this month, and every day to our next generation of children and grandchildren so they may never forget the service and sacrifices that enable them to have the blessings of liberty and freedom.

At the same time, it is imperative for the Republican Party to tell its story, not just during this month alone, but to engage continuously with the black community.

The “Grand Ole Party” was established in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin for one single purpose: the abolition of slavery, a dark and heinous part of America’s history. The GOP was focused on the issue of individual freedom and ensuring the words of Thomas Jefferson came to fruition for America.

Sure, the start of the Civil War was not about the issue of slavery, but it was the first GOP president Abraham Lincoln, who realized after the stalemate victory at Antietam, that it had to be. The film “Lincoln” beautifully portrayed the dedication — and a little nefarious actions –of one man, of one party of men, to rectify a great wrong. They set in motion the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments that would begin to make our America a better country. The first black Members of Congress were Republicans. The first attempts to institute civil rights legislation came from Republicans.

The black community must never forget trailblazing men like Hiram Revels, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington. And today’s GOP needs to remember their history and connection to the black community as well.

Unfortunately, it was one person and one poor decision that altered the relationship between the black community and the GOP. That person was Richard Nixon. If Nixon had listened to prominent black Republicans such as Jackie Robinson rather than his coterie of white advisors, and supported Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he had been jailed — history may have been a bit different.

Instead, for fear of upsetting white Southerners — mostly Democrats – Nixon did not reach out to King, while John Kennedy did. From then on, during that generation in the South, there were three pictures in black homes (including my own): Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., and President Kennedy. In that one moment, the bond, the connection of the GOP to the black community, was severed.

From then on, the black community has put all its political eggs in one basket. But let me ask, how many of you invest your hard-earned capital in only one account? I believe most people diversify their capital in several investment accounts.

So, why is it that the black community invested all its political capital in one party? Liberal progressive detractors will vehemently throw themselves into a tizzy about this, but clearly in America, the black community has become almost politically irrelevant to one party and taken for granted by the other, to whom they have given blind allegiance.

The history of the black community at the hands of the Democrat party has been one of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests. America’s first “progressive” President Woodrow Wilson even praised the racist film “Birth of a Nation.” Another American progressive president, Lyndon Johnson, put the black community on the road to decimation with the welfare nanny-state, and just look at the destruction of the black family.

The current progressive president, Barack Obama, cancelled the DC school voucher program in 2009 for deserving young black children, caving to pressure from the National Education Association, a Democrat teacher’s union. My liberal colleague at Fox News Channel, Juan Williams, called the decision to end the program, “Obama’s outrageous sin against our kids.”

So today we shall remember and honor the Black Republican Trailblazers of the past as we develop the Black Republican Pathfinders of the future. Those who will clear a new path for the black community to restore our inner cities, our families, our faith in God, and ring in the harmony of liberty. I am proud to be a black conservative Republican. Hate on me all you want, but my community has survived much worse from Democrats and progressives. And we shall persevere.

303 COMMENTS

  1. Well said COL West. I salute you for your service to our nation, as a highly respected Officer, with your service as a Congressman and now as a strong conservative voice.

    • The only ‘affect’ Nixon could have had on colored citizens would have been his rhetoric during the Kennedy-Nixon presidential campaign.

      Kennedy was given the election based on questionable voting results in a couple of key states; not dis-similar to the last election when Romney purportedly lost.

      How did the colored citizens respond when Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, I am certain with the knowledge and authorization of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, wiretaped and secretly surveilled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

      How did this reality affect the colored citizens and their love toward the party of slavery, the democrat party?

  2. Thank you Col. West, you present an upbeat black perspective. I wish the majority of blacks understood history like you do. It is tiresome to hear some of the hatred they still harbor for whites. Yes the republican party abolished slavery but it was a political fire storm. None of us here and now own slaves, I do not hate black people and I believe if they would improve their lives if they spent less time hating and more time , working to improve themselves, helping each other, and finding pride in their heritage.

  3. You are my Hero! I understand you, and have felt the same way my whole adult life. I am not Black, but I am mixed race, Hawaiian, Asian, White, from Hawaii originally. If anybody knows anything about Hawaii, they know that left wing, Democrats have had strong dominance in that state for as long as I can remember. Luckily, I moved to Alaska when I was a teen, and learned what it is like to be in a much free-er state. After serving with the 82nd Airborne, I came back to Alaska and decided to make it my permanent home state, as opposed to Hawaii. I don’t regret it one bit. Yes it’s colder here, but I’d rather freeze a free man, then be in a warm and fuzzy prison. Thanks so much for the service you are doing for our cause!

  4. The first black man elected in the Georgia Congress was Republican Jefferson Long out of Macon Georgia. One of the few votes he made in the 41st congress 1871 was to vote against the seating of my Confederate Ancestor, Captain SA Corker. My ancestor was challenged by Thomas Beard a black republican saying that racial violence by white democrats prevented black people from voting for him. The vote to prevent my ancestor from being seated was defeated yet the contested election was sent to the election committee and testimony was gathered and presented. Turns out it was black radical republicans who were intimidating blacks from voting democrat. A former slave testified that they did not like the uppity blacks who the republican party had put in position to run for office.http://books.google.com/books?id=bZwFAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA75&lpg=RA1-PA75&dq=Thomas+p+beard+colored+house+of+representatives+georgia&source=bl&ots=UfgSotgTaw&sig=vLNhyn7GfoYg3NHwQiGz2d6Hmh4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gheRUdnzD4vK9gT-gYHgCA&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20p%20beard%20colored%20house%20of%20representatives%20georgia&f=false

  5. It would seem that many have forgotten that the Progressive Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, captured the Black vote with many promises (1912) but did not keep his promises — “Although considered a modern liberal visionary giant as President,
    Wilson was “deeply racist in his thoughts and politics” and his
    administration racially segregated federal employees and the Navy.”
    Above source is Wikipedia but they cite
    ^ Gerstle, Gary (2008). John Milton Cooper Jr., ed. Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace. Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars. pp. 93–94.
    Jump up ^ Weiss, Nancy J. (1969). “The Negro and the New Freedom: Fighting Wilsonian Segregation”. Political Science Quarterly 84 (1): 61–79 [p. 63]. JSTOR 2147047
    One can find other source citations but not unlike others sources one can find convenient omission of such information in some.

  6. Nothing I can say here means anything because of the color of my skin. Nothing I can say would matter at all, so I will ask a favor. I want a combat veteran as President. I have looked at all of the perspective candidates, and only one stands out. Sir will you please put some honor back into the white house? We need a leader. The reason I ask this of you, is because I have to live here for the rest of my life, and right now the light at the end of the tunnel looks like an on coming train. Of all the other people the press are looking at, I feel you are the only one who has proven you would stand between the defenseless and the wolf at the door. I know it’s a lot to ask, but this Marine wants a leader for a change. You put your career on the line to protect your men. I can only wish that the person in the white house would have that kind of honor. So I will ask please become our president. Semper Fi

    • I’m with you, William Fuzi! Our Marines and the rest of this great country”s military are the best and we owe them everything! I’m a Republican. Never been racist. Have the greatest respect for Col. West……his honor, dignity and honesty is so refreshing. He has outstanding instincts and intelligence. If you don’t mind I will say Semper Fi in honor of my Marine Viet Nam vet and brother!! If not President I would love to see Col. West as head of the Dept. of Defense!! You bet he has my vote!

    • I would like to know what you mean by your first sentence? Are you also a “black American”? I hope that you are not saying that it would mean you do not count??? I don’t care what color you are, you are an American, you served OUR/MY Country———-that makes you more than relevant, that makes you my hero. And, I too will echo your favor, as a white woman, an American.

  7. Why don’t African Americans realize how they been put upon by this evil Gimmecrat Party! Look please at some things LBJ SAID about Black People . Outright Racist!

    • Ron, take a tip from Allen’s article above—-note that he refers to himself as a “black American”, not an “African American”———-now that’s a true American.

  8. Col.Alan West,first let me and my family say Thank You for your service to our country and love of God. Please continue the out reach to the uneducated and the uninformed minorities Black and Latino who truly share so many of ;your beliefs. .

      • Bunny , just like most White people , dismissive if we don’t agree with you … Good luck with that ! Just ask WEST how many minorities voted for him last election LOL

      • It seems like people are pretty hung up on the Democratic Party as constituted in the 19th century, and forgetting the wave of history of the past 30 years when the white southerners abandoned the Democrats and started voting for Republicans, who had become staunchly opposed to civil rights, led by Nixon, and cemented by RWR, who actually launched his formal campaign from Philadelphia Mississippi and trumpeting “states rights” no less. I’d say the GOP got its message across and won those voters over while the rest of the Democratic Party realized they couldn’t keep them and also move on from a pretty hateful past. The curious thing about politics is that it’s about what the party stands for NOW that matters to voters. KKK was a creature of the Democrats of yore, but twisting that fact into a characterization of its beliefs now is perverse and ignorant. Kind of like saying the civil war was not about slavery. Never understood what that argument is supposed to do, make us think that southerners didn’t really care about slavery?

      • Nixon was the one that shepherded the Civil Rights act of 1957 through Congress and urged Eisenhower to sign it. Odd thing for someone so opposed to civil rights to do. And what’s racist about state’s rights? Is that some sort of dog whistle I can’t hear? I believe the Tenth Amendment addresses that issue. Is the constitution racist then?

        And as a native Texan, I grew up around a lot of older southerners (my grandparents included) who were of the pre-segregation era, and voted straight ticket democrat their whole lives (Carter in 80, Mondale, and Dukakis included) because of FDR. No party switching there. My boomer parents, who always roundly rejected their parents worldview on the races, were Republicans from Nixon on).

      • The Constitution embedded slavery. So yeah, prior to the 13th, 14th, 15th, amendments paid for with 620,000 war dead, i think we can safely say it protected the most racist thing there ever was. And maybe you’re too young to know what states rights meant, but the southerners who carried around the stars and bars knew, and Reagan and Goldwater knew. States rights meant that no federal power to interfere with civil rights or abuse thereof under color of law or by local custom and practice. Nixon was a shrewd and hard headed politician. He saw the effect that Wallace had in 68 on the south. Pat Buchanan wrote him a memo outlining how the GOP could get white southern males. It worked. But America was and is a bigger and better place than those people and their constituencies wanted her to be, and I thank God very day for that. God bless America!

    • William, you are historically incorrect. Go read the books. The democrats supported slavery. The democrats were the party of the south. The KKK was formed by democrats. The KKK not only attacked blacks but republicans. But that’s ok you can believe lies. You have that privilege.

      • Never said that , i guess since the KKK are democrats they voted in droves for Obama ? .. Please i could teach you history ….

      • The KKK was formed by former confederate soldiers and officers, also known as traitors to the flag. They despised the GOP almost as much as they despised their former chattel slavery now legal equals. Of course, once Hayes made his deal to end reconstruction, and take the presidency, the blacks found their new freedoms short lived. Jim Crow, and massive disenfranchisement was the result. Do you suppose that those white southerners would be Democrats now?

  9. Absolutely love this man. I have so much respect and admiration. Rarely has there ever been a man, of any color, who can just stand in a room, not utter a word, and be the most imposing force ever. This is the man I want to lead MY Country in 2016. I sure hope he plans on running and that many of you will agree. Probably one of the best reasons I have so much respect is that he is not afraid to chastise blacks and whites, Democrats and Republicans alike. He refers to himself as a “black American man”. I refer to him as an “American”, period. And, this was an amazing and very informative article, as usual, by Allen West. Too bad I didn’t have him for a history teacher; and he would be an awesome history teacher today. But, perhaps he can help to rewrite history and show this world that color does matter, as long as it is red, white and blue. I think instead of Col. West, President West has a much nicer ring.

    • You might want to tell Mr. West that it was a demo pres, Truman, that desegregated the military in 1948. Making it possible for Mr. West to accomplished solider.

      • “Democrats are the only group in history to use Atomic Bomb weapon of mass destruction on mankind – Harry Truman, Democrat (340,00 Innocent Civilians killed)”

        “• Got us in the Korean War – Harry Truman, Democrat (50,000 Americans killed)”

      • By 1945, Germany was in no position to fight a war. They were bankrupt and unable to get supplies to continue the development of the bomb. They sent most of their research to the Japanese by sub before V-E Day.

      • Did I say we did not develop the bomb? No I did not. I corrected your statement about the Nazis and their atomic research. Next question…then who left what????

      • philantry the reason the military was integrated was the black troops would run away when engaged in a battle because they were afraid. it was thought this action would make them stand and fight.

      • Unfortunately I have to agree with what you said. But I do know that’s not true. Black troops fought valiantly in all the wars. Just another way for the white man to discredit the black man. During WW2, the military would tell the European people not to trust US black troops . The french didn’t believe them. That’s why so many black troops stayed in France after the war.

  10. If only more blacks would listen to you Col. West. Democrats have only hurt the black people and they don’t understand that. GOP have not always been smart about this and they need to learn how to get the black voters back to them. I know most blacks just like whites and everyone else would rather earn the pay check than have it handed to them.

  11. How can you say the civil war wasn’t over slavery?

    That is a whitewash (no pun intended) of untold dimensions foisted upon us by the academia who desire the clean up our past and make it more palatable! It’s pure hogwash. It’s spin to lessen the brutality and hatred perpetrated by the privileged against the under privileged. Namely the democrats against the blacks. How else could they have absconded the black vote? How else could they have become champions of the black community? How else could they even have survived as a party?

    If the civil war was about state’s rights, and academia says it’s so, it must also be acknowledged that those rights were about the expansion of slavery! Therefore the root of the civil war was about slavery.

    We need to stand upon truth and honesty. Unfortunately the world prefers lies over truth!

    • The War Between The States was NOT about slavery. That was a later issue Lincoln used when he could not get and keep soldiers to fight. The basis of the war was the Southern States wanted to sell their products (especially cotton) to England and bypass the Northern factories. Worried about the shortage of cotton and the higher prices they would be forced to pay, factory owners lobbied for and got trade sanctions against the South. If the south had been able to harvest cotton with the newly invented cotton gin instead of slaves, it would have saved them money. The North could not let that happen. That was where the issue of Federal versus State rights came into play.

      • Now Mary, you do know that the Confederacy was formed not just to defend slavery (or they used the phrase their peculiar institution, but more so to advance it throughout the West and the Caribbean. You don’t need to look far for proof, and by all means don’t take my words for it. Look up Jeff Davis’s inaugural address, look up the writs of secession, look up the speeches in Congress and throughout the South in the 1850s. The South was terrified of Lincoln’s victory, despite his many statements that he would not perturb slavery where it existed, expressly (and the historical record is incontrovertible) due to their fear that slavery would be outlawed. The Civil War was waged by the North to defend the union, and really secession could not have prevented some warfare, given the utter incompatibility of slaveholding jurisdictions contiguous with free states. You really should check into the history here. It’s quite fascinating.

      • I learned history before the revisionists got their hands on it. When the Southern states withdrew from the Union. it was their RIGHT to do so. The north did not take kindly to the loss of most of their food staples and tried to rescind their rights of free expression. The loss of the south would also mean the loss of the tax revenues from the agricultural exports to other countries. If you take the time to look it up, you will see that basically the south was the financial support for the north. Slavery was, as I said, a side issue, only pushed when Lincoln’s army was losing men due to those not reenlisting and those just walking away. The Dred Scott decision, which was made by northern courts, should show you that the north did not give a chit about whether the south had slaves or not.

      • Uh, Dred Scott decision? Wildly unpopular in the north, and throughout the free states, people were up in arms, sometimes literally. they decried it as effectively a nullification of the American Revolution, particularly whereas it also declared that Congress had no right to prohibit slavery in the federal territories. The reason the South so feared the a Republican presidency and Congress in 1860, which then was led by Abolitionist Northerners, is because they were told they would try to end slavery. Dred Scott, an abomination of a decision, mobilized voters in the North and South, in predictable ways. The GOP grew in the north, the Democratic Party grew in the South. Of course, this case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which, btw, under the U.S. Constitution establishes as a national court, not a “Northern” court. The Chief Justice Roger Taney, from Maryland, presiding in D.C., is forever tainted with one of the court’s most detestable decisions. But the North cared. The town of Lawrence Kansas was founded with money and support from the cloth mills of Lawrence Massachusetts expressly for the purpose of establishing an anti-slavery base in Kansas. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by a woman who had traveled and lived in the South, came from the abolitionist ilk that of Garrison, Emerson, Douglas, and other heroes of the day. Without their passion, and the south’s dedication to slavery continuation, no war. Just because you didn’t learn it that way back in the day, don’t make it less so. It is possible to relearn things we were taught that were wrong, I have found, sometimes to my discomfort, sometimes to my great pleasure. I highly recommend it either way.

      • You are free to wallow in your ignorance, but please don’t try to tell me what I have been doing. You don’t know me. Phony cries of racism, however subtle you might word them, have no effect on me. If you want to be a victim, continue supporting the Democrat Party, the party that was established specifically to perpetuate slavery.

      • I didn’t invent the Southern strategy. I didn’t invent Willie Horton. I didn’t invent Welfare Queens. I did not invent voter ID laws, or laws to curtail early voting. I did not make up all the crap about the President’s birth certificate. I certainly did not make Georges Zimmerman into a hero. That’s all in the past 30 years AKA my lifetime. Slavery is in the past so get over it.

      • What is racist about the voter ID law? Or are you contending that minorities are too lazy, or stupid, or something to go to the DMV, price they are who they say they are, get their picture taken and get a FREE ID? That sounds racist to me.

      • When looking at efforts to change, like voter ID, I always ask, Qui Bono? The widespread fear of massive voter fraud is push on people who aren’t good at math or don’t know how to think. Is there any evidence that this is a problem? No, there isn’t. None. Is there evidence that the poor, the elderly, the marginalized and those who most in need are not able to manage getting an id? Yes, there is some. Do those voters probably vote Democratic. Yes. Qui Bono from voter ID/voter suppression efforts? Republicans. So, you want to make it harder for people to vote. We’ve already seen this movie. Southern precincts did it for generations just as they’re trying to get it back now.

      • There is ample evidence that voter fraud occurs, and can be decisive in closely contested elections. It doesn’t have to be massive, a few hundred or thousand votes can swing a close election, and would easily be achievable by a small group of determined fraudsters. The Franken/Coleman contest in MN in 2008 is a prime example, where you have a close race, Coleman leads, and absentee votes miraculously turn up in the trunk of an election workers car weeks after the election, all strangely leaning Franken’s way. The Black Panthers case in Philadelphia in 2008 is another, more blatant fraud. The 2000 presidential election came down to 500 or so votes in Florida, again an easy sway for a determined small group. No one is instituting a poll tax, or literacy test. No one is standing outside a polling place with truncheons and dogs (except the aforementioned Black Panthers). I’ll reverse your logic on you. If Republicans stand to benefit from fairer elections where the voter has to prove who he is and where he lives, who benefits from the absence of these fraud checks?

      • Good question, except that the premise assumes proof of the totally unsubstantiated–, Franken got it over on all those election commissioners and a panel of federal judges, but he couldn’t fool you, is that it?– and the utter fabrication of problems that never happened–I mean, you’re putting me on right? The New Black Panthers affected exactly zero people that anyone could find. You betcha, pretty darn menacing. For No One. except the usual paranoids, of course.
        But look where I’m trolling: the site of a has been politician and his sycophantic wack jobs

      • As of 2012 177 people had been convicted of voting fraudulently in that election with 66 more awaiting trial. A MN watchdog group identified 1099 felons who illegally voted in that election. Not a figment of my paranoid imagination. Frankens margin was about 250 votes.

      • So, just for the record, you are saying that minorities are not capable of getting a free state issued ID, or showing up to a polling place, therefore any laws aiming to prevent voter fraud are racist, do I have that right?

      • Liberals have been wailing about the Southern strategy for so long, they’ve failed to notice that it’s been disproved. Even funnier, gather two or three liberals and ask them about the Southern strategy and they won’t even agree who started it or when. It’s a myth, like the tooth fairy. Republicans went after Southern voters with conservative principles, and as Southern voters abandoned racism – the only common ground they had with the Democrat Party – they started switching to the Republican Party. Simple as that.

      • “as Southern voters abandoned racism – the only common ground they had with the Democrat Party – they started switching to the Republican Party. Simple as that.” And I have a bridge to sell you in Alaska.

      • After the mulitple votes of Melowese Richardson we NEED voter ID law. Your “president” got IN through massive voter fraud starting with ACORN registering illegals and the dead and ending with minons of Melowese’s voting 5 times or more for obama in 2012. According to the Constitution and the law only bona fide CITIZENS are qualified and allowed to vote and only ONE vote per person. Of course Melowese finally got her come uppins and is about to serve a 5 year prison sentence. But her actions speak loudly to the facts of 110% turn out for BO in Ohio and Florida over and above registered voters per precinct. Hugo Chavez would be proud of Barry.

      • We HOPE…..”obama is on his way out”. I smell a coup brewing on his side. Yes…he IS that stupid to think he can pull off a communist overthrow and become dicator.

      • Nixon, when it came down to it, did the honorable thing and resigned. The crimes of his cronies do not come anywhere near what the IRS, NSA,DHS, and the Liar in Chief have been committing since 2009. No one claims that the Republicans are saints, but I would rather have a Nixon than what we have now.

      • Nixon and honorable. There’s two words that aren’t seen together in the same sentence very often. Of all Tricky Dicky’s traits, honor was never one people expected. Or got.

      • Yes Nixon was honorable. During WWII he could of claimed an exemption from service due to his religion (he is Quaker) but he went in the Navy as a medic in a combat zone. And even though he was not told in advance about Watergate, and yes he did try to cover it up, when it came down to it, he took the blame and resigned in the best interest of the country. He was a good man that made a couple bad decisions. He was a damn good person otherwise.

      • Nixon was excoriated for merely off-handedly joking about siccing the IRS on political enemies on tape. The current administration has actually done it. I wouldn’t get into an honor discussion in reference to the current occupant of the WH.

      • According to the Nixon Library’s former director, Nixon ordered an audit of 200 people on his enemies list. The commissioner refused and took it to George Schulz, saying he didn’t want to go to jail. Real funny old cat that Nixon. In the IRS field office scandal, someone decided that they would give extra scrutiny to 501(c)4 filers, who were subject to limitations on activities if they wanted that status, I.e., anonymous donors. No tax deductions were ever in play and not a single person paid one dollar more in taxes. No audits, no nothing except an extra pain in the neck questionnaire. No White House conspiracy, no crimes, just typical hysteria from the paranoids that populate the right wing. Nixon was dirty top to bottom, was deeply involved in cover-up and ordering wiretapping and illegal surveillance of his political enemies using FBI and political operatives. This stuff is all written down, you know. Do you have a library card?

      • Funny….then there’s Clinton doing the same thing in his first term. Targetting many Republican owned businesses in Los Angeles for audit.

    • “It should stun historians that the party of the KKK and segregation now has an undeniable stranglehold on black America.

      In fact, a quick Google search will yield thousands of results claiming the mantel of moral superiority in the name of Democrats. The Left’s self-righteous proclamation of compassion is matched only by their insatiable eagerness to twist history. It was the Republican Party – the party established on the abolitionist platform – that passed the Civil Rights acts of 1866 and 1875. The founders of the NAACP were all registered Republicans. Dwight Eisenhower (a Republican) is the president who sent troops to Arkansas to de-segregate schools. Republicans carried the Civil Rights acts of the ‘50s and 60’s to the President’s desk. Richard Nixon wrote the US commission on Civil Rights in 1975. It was George W Bush who appointed more minorities to his cabinet than any President before him.

      And despite the fact that the Democrat party supported the KKK, instituted Jim Crow laws, fought for “separate but equal” southern laws, and opposed Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, they claim to be the party of the downtrodden. Perusing through websites like Salon, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post, one can find an endless number of articles describing the GOP as a party of rich, and racist, white men.

      Today’s Party of Barack Obama and Harry Reid, ignores FDR’s history of opposing anti-lynching laws. They ignore John F Kennedy’s vote, as a Senator, against the 1950’s era civil rights laws. They even ignore the egregious violence and lawlessness that plague some of America’s most Democrat cities. (Such as Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles.)

      In a raging display that resembles the clinical definition of “denial”, the American left claims that Republicans have abandoned their civil-rights-minded past. They assert that the right wing of America is nothing more than racist, backward thinking rednecks who “cling to their guns, religion, and an antipathy toward people not like them.” (Remember Obama saying that?) But nothing could be further from the truth.

      Conservative values – values that were intrinsic in American democracy long before the Republican Party – have always been the core of the right wing. Limited government, individualism, and equality are three values that helped spur the Republicans onto the national scene; and ultimately lead to their success in the fight for civil liberties. Today’s conservative causes continue the traditionally Republican heritage of promoting a better life for every American. Democrats claim to fight for the oppressed minorities in violence plagued urban cities. But, how dare we point out the failure of the Democrat leadership, Liberal initiatives, Leftist gun control, progressive teacher unions, and socialist rhetoric in those very same urban areas.

      It’s not as if Republicans are responsible for the woes of Detroit. . . There are no Republicans in charge.

      It’s not as if Conservatives are to blame for Chicago. . . Liberals run it.

      It’s not as if the Right Wing was engaged in voter fraud in Philly. . . Democrats won 100 percent of the vote in multiple districts.

      Democrats, the left, and progressives have always been the party of permanent class status. Where would the Democrat’s be without the “exploited” worker? Where would they be without the “struggling” man? The American left has exploited, plundered, and manipulated their way into power since they first justified laws that banned freed slaves from owning weapons for self-defense. Democrats have built their image off of class warfare, race-based-politics, and envy. They promise, in every election, to better the lives of the afflicted by afflicting the affluent. Their entire philosophy is based, not off of individual empowerment, but off of gaining comfort through government dependency.In short: Conservatism proudly declares that rights are granted by God, and every human being is capable of prosperity. Government’s role, is to protect the individual from oppression, and guard our individual rights to life, liberty and property.

      Liberalism declares rights are gifts from Government. The American Left appeals to those who identify themselves as victims in the same way socialists and communists appealed to the oppressed masses of Europe and Russia. The truth is, their policies only promise the destruction of the powerful, not the empowerment of the oppressed. And thus, the “victims” will forever remain “victims” of urban violence, failing schools, deteriorating infrastructure and welfare dependency.

      The Republican Party hasn’t changed. Only the way it is perceived has evolved over the decades.

      And likewise for the Party of the KKK.”

      Historians say the KKK consisted of a groups of southern whites after the Civil War who were Democrats. They also had the anti-black Democratic Party of the 1860s and 1870s.

      For you idiots who still play the expired “Bush Card”…read it and WEEP!

      Democrat WarMongers

      • Started the Civil War when democrats refused to free their slaves – Jefferson Davis, Democrat (620,000 Americans killed)

      • Got us into World War I – Woodrow Wilson, Democrat (120,000 Americans killed)

      • Got us into World War II – Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat (500,000 Americans killed)

      • Democrats were the racist war criminals that locked up all Japanese Americans in the U.S., for no reason other than their race – Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat

      • Democrats are the only group in history to use Atomic Bomb weapon of mass destruction on mankind – Harry Truman, Democrat (340,00 Innocent Civilians killed)

      • Started the Korean War – Harry Truman, Democrat (50,000 Americans killed)

      • Got us in the Vietnam War – Lyndon Johnson, Democrat (58,000 Americans killed)

      • Bosnian War – Proved to be one of the worst foreign policy debacles in American history – Bill Clinton, Democrat

      • Obama called Afghanistan the “good war” and is now responsible for 90% of all the spending in Afghanistan and also 85% of all U.S. military fatalities have occurred since May 15, 2009, when the first wave of his troop surge arrived in Afghanistan.

      • Started the Drone War on “Suspected” terrorists and civilians – Barack Obama, Democrat (over 3,000 “Suspected” terrorists, innocent civilians and at least 150 known children slaughtered so far). Blown to pieces because they were “S-u-s-p-e-c-t-e-d” of wrong doing.

      • Attacked Somalia without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

      • Attacked Libya without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

      • Attacked Yemen without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

      • Will attack Syria with or without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

      • Looking back on history, the Democrats, since losing their battle for keeping slavery intact, have decided to enslave (control) ALL people in the USA by giving them this, and giving them that until such time as the people became totally dependent on the Government to provide them with whatever they wanted at taxpayer expense, bringing us to the current Democrat-in-Chief. The citizens of the USA are about to fall off the cliff of Freedom, Liberty and Independence because of the current crowd of Constitution violating Democrats, and their minions, in the District of Corruption and many states. Everybody, regardless of their race, will be enslaved to (controlled by) the Federal Government.
        This bickering back and forth is EXACTLY what the core Democrat party wants us to do because it allows them to play the race card, which they do at every turn they make. Do the names Hitler, Marx, Alinsky, Mussolini, Soros and now, Obama ring any bells?
        Most importantly, they are shredding our Constitution to pieces for the sake of the UN Agenda 21 for One World Order! Once that is gone…..well, you should be able to figure that out……I hope.

  12. Allen B West woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and found out he was black. Now that this is clear. Tell me what do you propose, what solutions are you ready to recommend like you did for Coca-Cola. I understand the issue about school vouchers but it does not affect me personally. Don’t tell me not to vote democrat we got that covered. Tell me why I should vote for you. As far as I’m concerned at this point democrats and republican cancel each other historically. I’m looking toward the future.

    • Like Hilary said ” What difference does it make” you’re going to vote Democrat no matter what anybody else says. Any other black people or any other person as a matter of fact, who oppose your view, you would call them “racist” or an “uncle tom”. It is you who needs to wake up.

    • Vlad99, I would ask that you go out on youtube and listen to many of the speeches given by Col. West. He also writes daily in his name sake paper here on-line and well as is guest-speaker on many radio & TV programs. Mr. West has offered up MANY solutions after pointing out the problems. While we can’t list them all here for you, I would urge you to go ahead and read some of his works as well as the program for youth of America that he formed. Get informed before just checking a (D) box on the ballot!

      • I am on this site everyday and had some enlighting discussions with the commenters on here. Col. West does three things, bash Obama, bash liberal black leaders, bash the media.

      • he was just on Greta and spoke about the problems in the black community and named several things that need to be done… guess you aren’t hearing him after he highlights the “problem”! He does offer up “solutions” too

  13. You left out the part about JFK as a senator voted against the civil rights act. According to Dr. Alveda C. King he told Martin Luther King senior if he was elected he would get MLK jr. out of jail.

  14. So you’re saying, I, as a liberal demo, should return to the party that my black forefathers believed in. Cool, can I bring my friends Nancy, Hilary, Bill, the Obama’s, Jesse, Rev. Al and the rest?

    • Nancy, Hilary, and Bill are not your friends. They are only pandering for power,. Years of Democrat policies have destroyed generations of people.
      Rev. All and the Rev. Jackson, should drop the religious titles from their names. I have not heard either of them preach the gospel. Oh wait, I did hear a very old copy of a sermon that Jesse Jackson preached as a very young man. It was on the back of a gospel record. That shows you how old it was.

      • No, that was not my meaning. Only that people have different agendas, and they are not always doing things for the right reasons. I don’t place much faith in politics or politicians for that matter. You are using racist terms and applying them to me, yet we don’t really know one another. People are not defined by their skin color or their politics. Character is what matters.

      • Democrates OPPOSED the 13th, 14th & 16th Amendments: Abolish Slavery (23% Dems/100% Rep), Citizenship to freed slaves (0% Dems/94% Rep) and the right to vote for all (0% Dems/100% Rep). These are “HISTORICAL FACTS” that can be confirmed via the Congressional RECORD. The Democratic Party’s outright racism did not abate until the 1960s, when they figured that they needed the minority support to win ANY election.

      • And the Southerners despised the GOP for promoting the rights of the newly freed men and women. The GOP lost its way shortly after the Democrats found theirs. Coincidence? Or is it the people electing the politician actually have a say in what the politician thinks and does. The party changed, so the voters went elsewhere. It’s really not that complicated jagragg.

      • If Nixon ruined it for reps, why didn’t the reps after him reverse the party. After Ford, Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush2.

      • Read again my post- it said if Nixon changed the party’s position on the races, when why didn’t other presidents change it back? Like Reagan, Ford and the Bush’s. I hope I made myself clear the second time around . Again, your party hears what is wants to. I didn’t call anyone racist.

      • Go back and read the original story. All I said was the reps had plenty of opountunies go back to their original racial positions

      • You said I couldn’t ‘to bring my demo friends. If I can’t, what are your requirements for black membership?

      • Didn’t say you couldn’t bring them, only that they are not really your friends. They are full time politicians. Not that a life of service is problematic, but I have difficulty trusting their motives. That may be seen as a flaw to some, but I would rather trust in the Lord. At least He does not lie. All men are sinners in need of the Savior. I think anyone who still believes that the Democrat party as a whole has the best interest of minorities at heart are being gullible. It’s still all about the power.

      • Philanthropussy is just instigating an idiotic argument without merit. A true troll for her side. Her type answers questions with inane questions and double-speak. Better off ignoring it! It might go away if we don’t feed it.

    • You argument would have merit if it wasn’t based on the straw man racist argument pushed by liberals for 50 years. Please tell me how the black community has benefitted in the past 50 years of liberal policy

      • I am certain your “friends” would be welcome if they had a change of philosphical heart. Though I believe the sun will burn out before that happens. You seem to be making the point that the Republican party has morphed into a racist party over the past 50 years, which I contend is a straw man. Care to back your view up with facts?

      • I never mentioned racism. That’s your side usual MO. Deflect . I said that was the past . We have progressed. The more you know , the better you do.

      • Actually you said ” History is full of people who thought one way, then changed their position.” Hence, if Republicans in the past supported civil rights and opposed slavery (i.e. non-racist things), one would infer, since you claim to be a liberal, that you would be indicating that Republicans today have changed their positions to racist ones. I was merely asking for proof of your supposition. Am I mistaken in this?

      • So if the reps aren’t currently racist and the demos aren’t currently racist, so are all one happy family. You, me , West, Nancy, the Obama’s, the Clinton!’s.

      • I thought progressive libs thought, there was nothing wrong with that. Doesn’t “anything goes” for you guys anymore?

      • I don’t think adultery is very good for anybody . I don ‘t know if you have ever been cheated on, but it’s not very good feeling .

  15. “If you listen to the Democrats talk, you would think that they were Saints. Well I’m going to name
    some wars that the Democrats have started or gotten America involved in.

    1. Democrat got America in the Vietnam War.
    A. Democrat President John Kennedy sent money and advisors to South Vietnam.
    B. Democrat president Lyndon Johnson sent American troops into Vietnam.
    C. 2 Million people died in the Vietnam war.
    4. 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam, and another 350,000 were injured.

    2. Democrats got America involved in the Korean war.
    A. It was Democrat president Harry Truman that sent Americans to fight in the Korean war.
    B. 33,000 Americans were killed in that war.

    3. Democrats used nuclear weapons on Japan.
    A. It was Democrat president Harry Truman that dropped 2 nuclear bombs on innocent
    women and children in Japan, killing over 200,000 innocent civilians.

    4. Democrats got America involved in World War 1.
    A. It was Democrat president Woodrow Wilson that got America involved in World War 1.
    B. 37 million people died in that war.
    C. 117,000 Americans were killed in that war.

    5. Democrats got America involved in World War 2.
    A. It was Democrat president Franklin Roosevelt that got America involved in World War 2.
    B. 70 million people died in that war.
    C. 406,000 Americans died in that war.

    6. Democrats started the Bay of Pigs.
    A. It was Democrat president John F Kennedy that started the Bay of Pigs, which was a war
    against Cuba.

    7. Democrats bombed Libya.
    A. It was Democrat president Barack Obama that bombed Libya killing 1000’s of innocent women and children.”

    http://s1.zetaboards.com/Express_Yourself/topic/4225164/1/

    • 8. Democrats ended to Cuban missile crisis.
      9. Democrats killed Osama Bin Laden.
      10. Democrats reformed welfare.
      11. Democrats signed civil-rights into law.

      • WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT OBAMA BIN LADEN WAS KILLED BY HIS BROTHER OSAMA O BAMA… ABSOLUTLY NO PROOF WHAT SO EVER…

      • JFK ENDED the “Bay of Pigs” invasion, denied them ANY “American air support.” That operation was started by “War Pigs” in the pentagon, which hatched that plan under the previous administration, and they NEVER GOT “Presidential approval” to launch it in the first place.

        Democrats had NOTHING TO DO with the killing of Osama Bin Laden. That was carried out by the US Military, under previous operational plans concerning him.

        Democrats didn’t “reform welfare,” they just opened the floodgates and quadrupled the costs to the American public. It was actually Ronald Reagen that made the first substantive “reforms” in welfare,

        Democrats may have “signed civil rights into law,” but they did it only to hide their previous RACISTS history. Which the party (lead by Southern Democrats) itself fought against what JFK & LBJ did in their approval of the “civil rights Act,” which was actually carried in Congress by a REPUBLICAN MAJORITY.

        Next time you want to become a “cheerleader” for the DNC, you just might want to know FACTUAL AMERICAN HISTORY just a bit better.

      • JFK didn’t start nor approve of the “Bay of Pigs” invasion by free Cuban nationals. He stopped it, cold in its tracks, which is exactly why the invaders NEVER GOT ANY “US air support.” Gen. Curtis Lemay and others under the previous administration cooked that one up. They did it WITHOUT “Presidential approval.”

      • Republican votes put the civil rights act over the top, over the objections of Al Gore Sr, et al. Republicans passed welfare reform (Clinton just signed it).

      • Kennedy’s weakness in foreign policy emboldened Khruschev to place missiles in Cuba in the first place. It only ended after we caved and removed missiles from Turkey. Navy Seals killed Bin Laden. I doubt many of them are Democrats.

      • Democrats NEVER killed Osama Bin Laden… what a joke of a LIE!
        The policies which made it possible to gather the intelligence (which Obozo was against, REMEMBER?) was thanks to President Bush…
        REPUBLICAN!
        Being able to have our troops over there (which Obozo SAID he was against BEFORE he was elected, REMEMBER?) to carry out the mission was again thanks to President Bush…
        REPUBLICAN!!
        The man who actually pulled the trigger… like almost ALL of the brave men and women in the military….
        REPUBLICAN!!!
        What a joke to credit Osama’s death to Obozo! As the reports showed, Obozo could barely drag himself in from the golf course long enough to sit for those situation room photo ops. Looking at the other points on your list, I see ALL of them are lies, or half-lies! (for example, you cannot applaud democrats for Cuban missile crisis resolution when the DEMOCRATS were the instigators of the Bay of Pigs!). Let me guess, you didn’t do well in American History class did you Vlad? Maybe you were out Choom ganging it like your snorting hero, The Fraud-in-Chief. Here’s a real quick read to inform you of a few facts you missed out on during that hazy period of your life. I suggest you read it so you don’t sound quite so misinformed. >>> http://www.nbra.info/dyk-historytest

      • Lets play the blame game Vlad, there’s plenty to go around for all party’s and all of mankind. The first crime of murder was a man killing his own brother, and we have become very good at killing each other.

        Now as you mention the Democrats ended the Cuban missile crisis. Your really sure about that are you, had some inside info I bet. I live through it so let me ell you what really happen. We the good old USA had missiles and listening post all over Turkey aimed at RUSSIA. They got just a little pissed. So yeah Kennedy started it and then back door-ed a deal to remove the missiles.

        OBL, well the verdict is still out on that one. Some say he was already dead. You may recall he was a rather ill man with diabetes. Who, when, or what killed him will be as ineffectually argued as the JFK shooting. We will never know for sure what happen. That is simple reality. What we do know is it took many people a long time and years of work to track him down. If the SEALS did kill him, they should have be given that respect. Your President gloated over it as a political advantage point in tennis. A good leader would have pointed out his team as the ones to have accomplished this mission. Obama came off as if he had pulled the trigger.

        As to the rest of your misunderstanding, do more research. Who was majority party when the “democrats” voted on civil rights. Remember it takes a majority of votes to pass this into law.

        One other tid bit you democrats get wrong, surplus under Clinton. Clinton s a President submits a budget, it’s congress which decides to spend or save. Newt was in charge of Congress and is a Republican. ooppps another one bites the dust !

      • George W. Bush had the same Seals at his disposal. He started the freaking for the purpose of getting that guy. It doesn’t matter who’s the quaterback if the coach can’t call the play. George W. Bush was the first person Obama called after it was done his words where: “Good Call” I believe he was eating souffle with his wife. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386784/Osama-Bin-Laden-dead-George-W-Bush-eating-souffle-Obama-rang.html. One of the Seals wrote a book and they had a movie made about them. They plenty of hype even though there are supposed to be in the shadows. I’m sure Colonel West if familiar with Code Name Geronimo. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095605/ I do plenty of research but thanks for the tip.

        Great movie by the way.

      • Until Osama shows up in another video. Like he did every other month when GWB was our fearless leader. I’ll take the word of our President.

      • If Osama were to go upside your head and tell you Chicago Jesus was a liar, you’d still take the word of the son of satan.

      • 8. Democrats ended to Cuban missile crisis.
        By the hair of their chinny chin chin.

        9. Democrats killed Osama Bin Laden.
        Taking credit for something Bush started. How convenient.

        10. Democrats reformed welfare.
        Only to keep the black man on it and wholly dependent on government.

        11. Democrats signed civil-rights into law.
        Yep…LBJ said..”we’ll have all the niggers voting democrat from now on”.

        Democrats also started the KKK after the civil war and instituted Jim Crow.

      • I’ll assume you’re referring to Oblunder. There have been a lot of horn-blowers in that office, just none quite as over-the-top as he is.

      • Oh… we provoked Japan?
        How?
        With our evil trade embargo?… which was in response to their brutal invasion of China.
        We made them attack Pearl Harbor and invade the Philippines?

        Also… are you one of those hippies who thinks using atom bombs to end the war in Japan was a bad idea?

      • Not only was Japan provoked, FDR new well in advance that Pearl Harbor would be attacked and did nothing to stop it. I said nothing about “we made” or anything about the Philippines. Now sonny boy, take a good look at my photo and tell me if I look anything remotely like a hippie.

    • Reagan also bombed Libya.
      But as to your complaining that dems got us into WW2…
      are you suggesting we should have stayed out and let Hitler win?

      • Funny….it’s the dem side that thinks we should have stayed out of Iraq and let Sadaam slaughter more of his own people. Dictator Hussein was the same crazy mindset as Hitler. Mass graves of over 300,000 killed by him.

      • Comparing the threat of Saddam to the threat of Hitler just shows you don’t know history.
        After getting stomped in 1991, what threat did Saddam pose outside of his borders?
        After Hitler declared war on us when we went to war with Japan, Hitler occupied all of continental Western Europe and was preparing to invade England

      • Saddam was rattling his saber at the UN bragging about his WMD’s for years, and saying he was the next “Nebucanezar”. I’m saying Sadaam did or tried to do the same to his countrymen as Hitler did to German jews. So the idea of leaving Sadaam alone to continue his blood bath and condemn Hitler is obnoxious.

      • You still show a lack of understanding history, especially if you think our motives for war with Hitler had anything to do with the Holocaust.

      • Brendan why don’t you go live in one of the ‘ free ‘ nations. You seem to have nothing good to say about ours.

      • What are you babbling about?
        I love this nation and I fought for it.
        And how in the world did you come up with that comment?
        You think that me saying that comparing Saddam to Hitler is a bad comparison… is me saying nothing good about America???
        What???
        Can you read?

      • It was a Republican that stomped him in 91. Where do you think the WOMD that were recently used in the same manner as Saddam, came from?

  16. I just noticed a huge error at the beginning of this article. It was the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and not the “55th” that fought at Ft. Wagner during the Civil War. William Carney was the first black man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in protecting and returning with the Regimental flag after being shot five times during the engagement. He would have to wait several years after the war to receive his well deserved medal.

  17. Two words… “Southern Strategy”. It’s funny how that is always purposefully left out by Republicans when discussing race and the Democrat party in (relatively recent) history.

      • It shouldn’t be, because that would be a VERY POTENT “weapon” against these CRAZY “progressives” that have taken over the Democratic Party. That information could very well “split” that party.

    • How many whites were killed in the south by the KKK, protecting blacks?
      The People in the South were not so much Democrat as the leaders were. Ignorance coupled with dominance, produces acceptance and tolerance. When people were able to break out of the ownership mindset (many poor whites in the south worked for the landlord and had little education) they realized the blacks were not the only ones under the Dems thumb. That is when it changed. A few States slower than others but it did happen because we could see being a Democrat is nothing about individual Sovereignty it’s about ownership.

      • Do you have any facts to back up what you are trying to say? Of course not. Now, go review what *actually* happened by looking at voting records and various political campaigns around the country at that time (particularly for POTUS elections) and the admissions of Lee Atwater, himself. See who voted for which parties and who those same people voted for over that period of time. The information and facts are out there. Go look for yourself.

  18. This stuff goes all the way back to the civil war, and didn’t change in this country until JFK stepped in enforcing Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. And LBJ put it on steroids with “The war on poverty.” Which LBJ did to alter the image of the Democratic party for minorities ever since. To bad I can’t post pictures, cause I got some real doozies on this subject.

      • West/Cain……or West/Keyes……. of course that’s a big IF we’re “allowed” to vote at all in 2016. I still think BO will try something drastic to get himself into a dictatorship.

      • I would like to see Walter Williams in a conservative administration. I love to hear him as fill-in for Rush, and he has more knowledge and common-sense than most. He loves and respects our constitution and knows the limits that were placed on government.

      • Huckabee has too much contact and admiration for the Progressive types holding office now and in the past. He wanted to “fix” the Health Care Law not repeal it. When that went over like a lead balloon he changed his tune to repeal, but I don’t believe him. He’s also not into the hard work to change how things work. He likes the status quo and wants to keep playing the Dem game from 60 years ago.

      • “Contact and admiration” are not the same things as compliance. Ronald Reagan had regular contact, and even admiration with some Democrats. He had regular, weekly drinks with Tip O’Neill. They certainly didn’t agree on everything, but they had a mutual respect for each other. If you want someone who is never wrong and refuses to compromise on anything, hell, you should be more than thrilled with King Barry.

      • And by the way, if Allen West had achieved the rank of general, I would support him 100% as a candidate for president. I think he would make an outstanding president. But this is a factor. If he is nominated, he will have my full support. But I still believe that Huckabee’s experience as a successful governor, and his level-headed demeanor make him the best possible candidate.

  19. Theodore Wafer did not get that much media coverage either. Don’t see LTC West complain about that. But it’s not about race it’s about the media.

  20. 2 of my favorite quotes come from Frederick Douglass. 1. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. 2. The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man that will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes the sturdiest manhood. But there can be no independence without a large share of self dependence, and this virtue cannot be bestowed. It must be developed from within.

    • Garvey is an excellent person to bring up for black history month. He was a true leader for black separation and self improvement. He developed the black star line and the negro factory corporation to help uplift the race and help blacks improve their econimic independence and power by selling, buying and making products all in a circle of black owners, producers and consumers in a global idea. He also saught to repatriate Africa. He produced a newspaper in the early 1900s to promote black history and distinguished black people who could help develop pride in blacks.
      Great choice Steil!

  21. WHOSE
    THE RACIST??? repub party was started by whigs & abolitionist(who
    wanted to abolish slavery) because they were furious with the “dread
    Scott act(which said a black man is considered a piece of property),
    that’s what the civil war was about, the north/republicans against the
    south/democrats. We WON! then dems began stripping away all the voting
    rights from blacks in the south, then into segregation, but repubs fought for the next 100yrs
    for civil rights, then dems began to morph into progressive/communist
    party early 1900’s with the strategy to collapse the nation (by
    overloading the system with govt programs/new deal) to create their
    marxist utopia and saw blacks as a tool to help that happen(overload
    system w/govt programs). Then Goldwater had a stance on civil rights in
    60’s, he felt it was a state’s issue not federal(which was stupid
    because all the democrat states in the south would never vote on it).
    Dems saw it as an opportunity and said to blacks, “Repubs have deserted
    you, you are a victim, we want to help you” then got blacks on
    welfare(great society-lbj), not all blacks got sucked in, many were too
    proud to take a handout & would rather work, many became middle
    class, millionaires and multi-millionaires-Herman Cain, but many got
    sucked into the beggar level income of welfare(whites too) and that was the best
    attack the black hating kkk democrats ever had against blacks,
    destroying their family unit, when a man doesn’t work he usually sits around drinks, drugs, ect,, loses all pride from working and providing, doesnt teach his children work ethic…that was best dem attack on blacks except for their very strategic slaughter
    of 20 million black babies through abortion,,and dems fight vehemently
    today to keep blacks down in poverty/welfare, living like beggars and
    dems worship their god of baby murder and want to make sure they keep
    that killing machine going. lying libtards lie about everything, one
    thing you can trust about a libtard, “They will lie every time”, dont believe anything they say, including the media (CBS,NBC,ABC,CNN,AP,NYTimes–all are team obama/dems/lib/progressives–time for repubs to attack all the media everyday and call them for what they are, everyday, relentlessly attack until everyone questions every report they make.

  22. COLONEL WEST, WHEN I LOOK AT YOU I SEE A GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT. I ONLY WISH YOU WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AS OUR PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF OBAMA! GOD BLESS YOU!

  23. Typical revisionist historian.
    All the facts of the history of the Republicans and Democrats are absolutely correct.

    BUT…

    Like so many revisionist Republicans, is omitting the shift that happened in the last half century when so many of the southern dixiecrats abandoned the democrat party to embrace the republican party, as the two parties switched their beliefs on race and civil rights.

    It is a deliberately misleading to pretend the GOP of 2014 shares the values of the GOP of decades ago… and the same for the democrats.
    You can not tell the history of democrat and republican views of civil rights leading up to the present if you deliberately omit the drastic shift both parties took a few decades ago.

    • It’s pretty willful disregard of history. Not surprising I am afraid, and totally self serving, but a perversion of the facts nevertheless.

      • Panors77, I recall being before a Dem politician that thought everyone was one of his ‘good party men.’ He said, ‘Keep them stupid and keep them voting Democratic.’ I actually don’t think he meant it in just a racial context but more broadly. They claim to be ‘for the people’ but I have never seen a true instance of that. If it were true, there wouldn’t be places like Detroit, etc. today that remain impoverished and bankrupt in more than the financial context. As to the ‘one liner assertions (not facts)’ we are seeing, it is typical of a liberal follower who has bought into the liberal progressive propaganda while waiting for the promises that never come. Talk of ‘typical revisionist history’ followed by more ‘assertions.’ Some would have you believe that the Dems cleaned up their act after Tammeny Hall when nothing changed except omissions in biographies, i.e. the Clintons. Then there is Biden’s 5 student draft deferments followed by being reclassified as unfit for service because of ‘teenage asthma.’ Fortunately, that condition did not prevent or interfere with his football and baseball playing. He was also not much of an academic yet he got into law school where he was caught plagiarizing at least a third of a paper. He claimed that he did not understand the rules of citation at the time. Then there are Hillary’s problems, i.e. being fired from the Watergate impeachment staff for unethical legal conduct by a life long Dem, Jerry Zeifman and other things such as the ‘White Water Scandal’ as well as up through present day. Those who ignore such things are, in fact, ‘deliberately’ misleading themselves and others.

  24. Mr Allen West, I would vote for you today, lets get the ball rolling and get you in the White House and bring our country back from the brink that Obutt-head has put us in.

  25. There can be a case made for both parties. But the reason Black stay in the Demo camps is the at least get the scraps from the masters table, what does the Rep. party offer? Helping Black America develop it’s economic base would be a good place to start. We are not ready to be self-sufficient own our own again, but the first idea you have is to cut welfare, aren’t you suppose to teach a man to fish before you throw him out of the soup line?

    • no Vertis, the dems want to keep you living like a beggar on scraps so you keep coming to their table beggin to vote for them. They never want you to learn how to fish. Stand up, start fishin and be a man and take hold of opportunity, i know obama has made it worse, but the tide is turning. no one is gonna cut welfare, but just like gop did with newt when they forced clinton to sign welfare reform and millions came off of it, they will do again..a time table will be set, opportunities will be made available and those who are ready to get out of poverty, work and pursue dreams will be able

      .

    • Pray amnesty for illegals doesn’t happen..it will just screw hard working mid class by giving their jobs to illegals for a lower wage. This will really hurt the black community who work bcuz they don’t want to live like beggars …thnx again osama & dems and any stupid repubs that join that train bcuz it will b the end of the gop..With 20 million more votes for dems we will end up like venezuela

      • If there were 40 million illegals in the USA in 2008, do you really think there are only 20 million here now? And do you realize if they get their amnesty, they will bring all their families here..cousins nieces, and nephews, Grand parents and so on…That will be about a 100 million in 10 years. And that is not just Mexicans…but people from all over the world..including Islamic jihadists.

    • Get the Fed out of the schools, would be a good start. the way it is now the kids get nothing but garbage. That’d be a start.

    • There were such programs, but they went away with the requirement to work for your welfare…Clinton signed the bil, Obama unilaterally decided to change it by decree. Not legal, but who will stop him when he owns the Justice Department?
      RMCS(SS) USN(Ret.)

  26. It is hard to convince the poorer black community with the likes of Al Sharpton race baiting on the main stream media MSNBC. History has been both ways. But it has been the republicans leading in free individualism and civil rights. If a man/woman is faced with challenges and necessity’s. It is in our nature to overcome them with innovation and ideas.

    We do need a leader that can show is how to overcome, than to just feed us like a pack of animals. Every job in America was built on challenges and necessity’s. That is what made this country exceptional. This includes all races.

      • “dem inspired”
        hahaha… you attack me for making a blanket statement by making a blanket statement yourself.

      • You sir, have not been on this earth long enough to know real history. I lived it. The democrats stood on the school house steps with national guard and guns, not the republicans. Every useful thing that has come out of congress to benefit the minorities has come via the republicans. In 26 years in the Navy, I was constantly called to put out democrat brush fires. It is really easy to sit around and prate about the dem talking points, and not so easy to put your a$$ on the line to fix them.
        RMCS(SS) USN(Ret.)

      • You make wrong headed presumptions about both my age and whether or not I put my a$$ on the line.

        But you miss the irony in the example you presented.
        Yes, it was a Democrat governor in 1957 who blocked the Little Rock Nine… Governor Faubus.
        You missed one crucial detail in your blaming democrats and mocking what I wrote.
        The Republicans and the Democrats switched positions on civil rights in the 60’s.
        Governor Faubus, the evil democrat you pointed out, later switched parties to the Republicans after the southern strategy when the Republicans turned away from civil rights to counter the democrats’ embrace of it.

      • September 24, 1957
        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 Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

        May 6, 1960
        President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

        May 2, 1963
        Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

        September 29, 1963
        Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

        June 9, 1964
        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

        June 10, 1964
        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.

        August 4, 1965
        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

        February 19, 1976
        President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

      • The Democrats up north resisted integration too. They were rolling busses and blocking access to schools up there as well. Democrats have always been trouble for the black people all over this country. Remember the Unions are Democrats and were all about keeping the Southern Blacks where they belonged, and not up north taking their jobs.
        Down here in the South in the 70’s the white schools had been integrated for years but when the black schools were forced to integrate, there were protests and lots of threats and trouble from the black community who didn’t want their schools integrated. Much wasn’t reported or reported well on what actually happened back then. Also many poor people didn’t have television back then either to know or see what was happening.

      • They do. They are called the Tea party. The rinos just want to be power hungry. Therefore the split in the party. Democrats have evolved into progressive socialism. Just short of communism socialist. Our 2nd amendment stops that in its tracks. Read up on this term and party from the 1700’s “Democratic-Republican” and Whig party. Funny how history repeats itself when it comes to politics.

    • America is the exception in the world, not because we are better than anyone at anything necessarily, but because we are the only country in the World, were the Individual is Sovereign. There is no other Government created, for the People, by the People.
      We gave the Government their Power, and no other Country on earth is Governed that way. I personally believe we have lost our Individual Sovereignty, but I think we can get it back if we fight for the same thing. Those of us on all sides want our Individual Sovereignty.
      The Progressives on both sides want big Government ruling and to break the Shackles the Constitution places on them. When Government breaks those shackles they shackle us.

  27. Everything Allen West stated is TRUE. The history of Democrats against the black man has been a heinous long drawn out act!. The Republicans have given more to advance our people than we have been lead to believe….reflect this month on the positive acts to bring our conscience of pride and dignity to it’s highest level. Let those thoughts be your guide to a better society, a society that we can be proud of and stand tall with our brothers!

      • Here are some values for you IRS, NSA, Obama-care, And Benghazi, just to name a few of the ‘values’ of the present democratic administration.

      • Would you please state you source for the comment (the Republican party had strong values…. many decades ago.
        Too bad they lost them.) As a person interested history I like to know what people think and how they come to their conclusions. No I am not trying to be divisive I am truly interested in your ideas.

  28. The irony here is that Republicans like to point out how they are champions of civil rights because of their beliefs many years ago… when they should be ashamed that they can’t think of anything they’ve done for civil rights in the last half century.

    • Lately I’ve been seeing and reading where so many Black citizens are turning against Obama because he has not keep his promise to them. They are not looking for a handout, they are looking for a helping hand. They want jobs, they want to improve their lifestyles. They don’t want to be pawns for one party just for their vote. They don’t won’t their children living and growing up in slums. They want what every good citizen wants, a chance to make a better future for their children. Not to be trapped in Government slavery any longer.

      • Unfortunately blacks voted for obama just bcuz he was black& I would loved to have a black president just to stick the finger in the eye of dems whose complete history until civil rights were passed was slavery, kkk, segregation, proggressive, marxist ( and civil rights passed only by a Republican majority), but osama wasn’t the right man & why is everybody got their panties up their butts about racism. Osama ain’t even black, his momma is white, he’s mixed..now Allen West, he’s real black, he grew up close to where MLK did and is a man I would follow into battle &give my life and dream of the day he sits in the Oval Office and helps restore the Republic.

    • We have stood for the most part as one to fight for the civil rights of the unborn. Amid derision and slander from those who prosper on the blood and lives of the innocent. Never fool yourself money is tha main reason abortion has gone on. It is a money pool.

      • I also oppose abortion… but that has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, which is the history of the black civil rights movement as it relates to the Republicans and the Democrats.

    • is this 50 years or so enough for ya? How did Johnson’s assalt on the Black family help anyone?

      June 24, 1940
      Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

      August 8, 1945
      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.”

      September 30, 1953
      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

      November 25, 1955
      Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

      March 12, 1956
      Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

      June 5, 1956
      Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

      November 6, 1956
      African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

      September 9, 1957
      President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

      September 24, 1957
      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 Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

      May 6, 1960
      President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

      May 2, 1963
      Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

      September 29, 1963
      Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

      June 9, 1964
      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

      June 10, 1964
      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.

      August 4, 1965
      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

      February 19, 1976
      President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

      September 15, 1981
      President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

      June 29, 1982
      President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

      August 10, 1988
      President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

      November 21, 1991
      President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

      August 20, 1996
      Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

  29. {Run of the mill career politicians need not apply.}
    True Leaders Needed

    As a child I heard a great men speak;
    of serving others, rather than ourselves.
    My young heart was moved with aspirations;
    his murder put my dreams upon a shelf.

    Another stood tall on the podium,
    he taught love and the brotherhood of man.
    I longed to go join in the marches, then
    they shot the man who wrote from Birmingham.

    Another sought to rise up and lead us,
    and he shared the ideals of his brother.
    From the darkness, a lone sniper shot him.
    So most lost hope there would be another.

    Look upon the shameless way of many.
    Deception seems their only stratagem.
    Children seeking leaders, don’t find any.
    Where are the giants to inspire them?

    I weep for the future generations.
    Those who search for a reason to believe.
    Where’s the honored ones to lead this nation?
    From this current shameful state bring reprieve.

    Listen all who aim to serve in office.
    Check hearts as only you and God can do.
    America needs those willing to serve her.
    The children of the land are watching you.

    c.d.m. 1/27/14

  30. Bill O’Reilly asked Obama if he would give D.C. school vouchers another chance. Obama said it was a failure. The truth is just as mentioned in this article. The school voucher program was defeated by the National Education Association because it gave parents a choice as to where their children are educated. Again Obama lied.

  31. “It should stun historians that the party of the KKK and segregation now has an undeniable stranglehold on black America.

    In fact, a quick Google search will yield thousands of results claiming the mantel of moral superiority in the name of Democrats. The Left’s self-righteous proclamation of compassion is matched only by their insatiable eagerness to twist history. It was the Republican Party – the party established on the abolitionist platform – that passed the Civil Rights acts of 1866 and 1875. The founders of the NAACP were all registered Republicans. Dwight Eisenhower (a Republican) is the president who sent troops to Arkansas to de-segregate schools. Republicans carried the Civil Rights acts of the ‘50s and 60’s to the President’s desk. Richard Nixon wrote the US commission on Civil Rights in 1975. It was George W Bush who appointed more minorities to his cabinet than any President before him.

    And despite the fact that the Democrat party supported the KKK, instituted Jim Crow laws, fought for “separate but equal” southern laws, and opposed Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, they claim to be the party of the downtrodden. Perusing through websites like Salon, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post, one can find an endless number of articles describing the GOP as a party of rich, and racist, white men.

    Today’s Party of Barack Obama and Harry Reid, ignores FDR’s history of opposing anti-lynching laws. They ignore John F Kennedy’s vote, as a Senator, against the 1950’s era civil rights laws. They even ignore the egregious violence and lawlessness that plague some of America’s most Democrat cities. (Such as Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles.)

    In a raging display that resembles the clinical definition of “denial”, the American left claims that Republicans have abandoned their civil-rights-minded past. They assert that the right wing of America is nothing more than racist, backward thinking rednecks who “cling to their guns, religion, and an antipathy toward people not like them.” (Remember Obama saying that?) But nothing could be further from the truth.

    Conservative values – values that were intrinsic in American democracy long before the Republican Party – have always been the core of the right wing. Limited government, individualism, and equality are three values that helped spur the Republicans onto the national scene; and ultimately lead to their success in the fight for civil liberties. Today’s conservative causes continue the traditionally Republican heritage of promoting a better life for every American. Democrats claim to fight for the oppressed minorities in violence plagued urban cities. But, how dare we point out the failure of the Democrat leadership, Liberal initiatives, Leftist gun control, progressive teacher unions, and socialist rhetoric in those very same urban areas.

    It’s not as if Republicans are responsible for the woes of Detroit. . . There are no Republicans in charge.

    It’s not as if Conservatives are to blame for Chicago. . . Liberals run it.

    It’s not as if the Right Wing was engaged in voter fraud in Philly. . . Democrats won 100 percent of the vote in multiple districts.

    Democrats, the left, and progressives have always been the party of permanent class status. Where would the Democrat’s be without the “exploited” worker? Where would they be without the “struggling” man? The American left has exploited, plundered, and manipulated their way into power since they first justified laws that banned freed slaves from owning weapons for self-defense. Democrats have built their image off of class warfare, race-based-politics, and envy. They promise, in every election, to better the lives of the afflicted by afflicting the affluent. Their entire philosophy is based, not off of individual empowerment, but off of gaining comfort through government dependency.In short: Conservatism proudly declares that rights are granted by God, and every human being is capable of prosperity. Government’s role, is to protect the individual from oppression, and guard our individual rights to life, liberty and property.

    Liberalism declares rights are gifts from Government. The American Left appeals to those who identify themselves as victims in the same way socialists and communists appealed to the oppressed masses of Europe and Russia. The truth is, their policies only promise the destruction of the powerful, not the empowerment of the oppressed. And thus, the “victims” will forever remain “victims” of urban violence, failing schools, deteriorating infrastructure and welfare dependency.

    The Republican Party hasn’t changed. Only the way it is perceived has evolved over the decades.

    And likewise for the Party of the KKK.”

    Historians say the KKK consisted of a groups of southern whites after the Civil War who were Democrats. They also had the anti-black Democratic Party of the 1860s and 1870s.

    For you idiots who still play the expired “Bush Card”…read it and WEEP!

    Democrat WarMongers

    • Started the Civil War when democrats refused to free their slaves – Jefferson Davis, Democrat (620,000 Americans killed)

    • Got us into World War I – Woodrow Wilson, Democrat (120,000 Americans killed)

    • Got us into World War II – Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat (500,000 Americans killed)

    • Democrats were the racist war criminals that locked up all Japanese Americans in the U.S., for no reason other than their race – Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat

    • Democrats are the only group in history to use Atomic Bomb weapon of mass destruction on mankind – Harry Truman, Democrat (340,00 Innocent Civilians killed)

    • Started the Korean War – Harry Truman, Democrat (50,000 Americans killed)

    • Got us in the Vietnam War – Lyndon Johnson, Democrat (58,000 Americans killed)

    • Bosnian War – Proved to be one of the worst foreign policy debacles in American history – Bill Clinton, Democrat

    • Obama called Afghanistan the “good war” and is now responsible for 90% of all the spending in Afghanistan and also 85% of all U.S. military fatalities have occurred since May 15, 2009, when the first wave of his troop surge arrived in Afghanistan.

    • Started the Drone War on “Suspected” terrorists and civilians – Barack Obama, Democrat (over 3,000 “Suspected” terrorists, innocent civilians and at least 150 known children slaughtered so far). Blown to pieces because they were “S-u-s-p-e-c-t-e-d” of wrong doing.

    • Attacked Somalia without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

    • Attacked Libya without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

    • Attacked Yemen without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

    • Will attack Syria with or without Congressional Approval – Barack Obama, Democrat

    When Dr. King was killed riots broke out in many cities, Democrat president Lyndon Johnson sent 5000 U.S. troops into the street of Chicago and told them to use tear gas on the people.

    Democrat mayor Richard Daley to the police to SHOOT TO KILL

  32. Thank you Congressman for sharing this vital history with us Americans. We can restore the GOP by remembering its great anti-slavery history, its Civil Rights legacy that was started with Frederick Douglass and Abe Lincoln. We are not the party of slavery, segregation, the KKK, we are the party that opposed and still opposes that. We are the party that freed, that gave voting rights to blacks and women. But we have let wimps in our party tear us down by their fear of insulting or losing votes. Better we lose votes because we freed people and we believe n liberty to all then caving and gaining friends because we go along with wrong.

  33. With all due respect, the African-American Community turned its collective back on the GOP in 1913 due to an incident in Brownsville, Texas. Nixon may have rubbed salt into the wound 60 years later, but up until 1913, the African-American Community were big supporters of the Republican Party.

    • I absolutely hate this is a part of our history. I believe this kind of stuff still happens though, sadly. There is corruption in man/woman. Greed and power drive people to do bad things. Being a middle-aged white woman I have been able to see how far we have come but am hopeful it gets better in our futures. All people should be free and have the chance to live a good and prosperous life as God would have for us. Man can be so evil and do his best to mess that up for his own self gain. Praying our futures all get better just as Martin Luther King, Jr hoped for. Hard work and success available for all is the answer. Our country isn’t thriving. I am afraid we going in the wrong direction. Backwards.

    • Hmmm. If that is true, then how mas MLK a Republican? “It should stun historians that the party of the KKK and segregation now has an undeniable stranglehold on black America.

      In fact, a quick Google search will yield thousands of results claiming the mantel of moral superiority in the name of Democrats. The Left’s self-righteous proclamation of compassion is matched only by their insatiable eagerness to twist history. It was the Republican Party – the party established on the abolitionist platform – that passed the Civil Rights acts of 1866 and 1875. The founders of the NAACP were all registered Republicans. Dwight Eisenhower (a Republican) is the president who sent troops to Arkansas to de-segregate schools. Republicans carried the Civil Rights acts of the ‘50s and 60’s to the President’s desk. Richard Nixon wrote the US commission on Civil Rights in 1975. It was George W Bush who appointed more minorities to his cabinet than any President before him.

      And despite the fact that the Democrat party supported the KKK, instituted Jim Crow laws, fought for “separate but equal” southern laws, and opposed Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, they claim to be the party of the downtrodden. Perusing through websites like Salon, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post, one can find an endless number of articles describing the GOP as a party of rich, and racist, white men.

      Today’s Party of Barack Obama and Harry Reid, ignores FDR’s history of opposing anti-lynching laws. They ignore John F Kennedy’s vote, as a Senator, against the 1950’s era civil rights laws. They even ignore the egregious violence and lawlessness that plague some of America’s most Democrat cities. (Such as Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles.)

      In a raging display that resembles the clinical definition of “denial”, the American left claims that Republicans have abandoned their civil-rights-minded past. They assert that the right wing of America is nothing more than racist, backward thinking rednecks who “cling to their guns, religion, and an antipathy toward people not like them.” (Remember Obama saying that?) But nothing could be further from the truth.

      Conservative values – values that were intrinsic in American democracy long before the Republican Party – have always been the core of the right wing. Limited government, individualism, and equality are three values that helped spur the Republicans onto the national scene; and ultimately lead to their success in the fight for civil liberties. Today’s conservative causes continue the traditionally Republican heritage of promoting a better life for every American. Democrats claim to fight for the oppressed minorities in violence plagued urban cities. But, how dare we point out the failure of the Democrat leadership, Liberal initiatives, Leftist gun control, progressive teacher unions, and socialist rhetoric in those very same urban areas.

      It’s not as if Republicans are responsible for the woes of Detroit. . . There are no Republicans in charge.

      It’s not as if Conservatives are to blame for Chicago. . . Liberals run it.

      It’s not as if the Right Wing was engaged in voter fraud in Philly. . . Democrats won 100 percent of the vote in multiple districts.

      Democrats, the left, and progressives have always been the party of permanent class status. Where would the Democrat’s be without the “exploited” worker? Where would they be without the “struggling” man? The American left has exploited, plundered, and manipulated their way into power since they first justified laws that banned freed slaves from owning weapons for self-defense. Democrats have built their image off of class warfare, race-based-politics, and envy. They promise, in every election, to better the lives of the afflicted by afflicting the affluent. Their entire philosophy is based, not off of individual empowerment, but off of gaining comfort through government dependency.In short: Conservatism proudly declares that rights are granted by God, and every human being is capable of prosperity. Government’s role, is to protect the individual from oppression, and guard our individual rights to life, liberty and property.

      Liberalism declares rights are gifts from Government. The American Left appeals to those who identify themselves as victims in the same way socialists and communists appealed to the oppressed masses of Europe and Russia. The truth is, their policies only promise the destruction of the powerful, not the empowerment of the oppressed. And thus, the “victims” will forever remain “victims” of urban violence, failing schools, deteriorating infrastructure and welfare dependency.

      The Republican Party hasn’t changed. Only the way it is perceived has evolved over the decades.

      And likewise for the Party of the KKK.”

      Historians say the KKK consisted of a groups of southern whites after the Civil War who were Democrats. They also had the anti-black Democratic Party of the 1860s and 1870s. When Dr. King was killed riots broke out in many cities, Democrat president Lyndon Johnson sent 5000 U.S. troops into the street of Chicago and told them to use tear gas on the people. Democrat mayor Richard Daley to the police to SHOOT TO KILL.

      http://www.nbra.info/

      http://www.jpattitude.com/DemocratPartyTimeline.php

      http://www.jofreeman.com/photos/Kingfuneral.html

  34. Thank you for providing this information. I did not know the detail that Jackie Robinson had approached President Nixon to ask him to intervene on behalf of Dr. King and others in the Civil Rights Movement. The values of the children and families I worked with in Atlanta were far more similar to those that are now best represented by the Republican party, so I have wondered how things have changed so very much in such a short time…I think I am starting to get it.

  35. Being a middle-aged white woman who has fostered many black children, along with white ones have loved every one of them and it saddens me so that slavery was ever a part of our history. It is my prayer that healing continues in the right direction. NONE of us can change any of our past but we can move forward with hopes and dreams of a life in America that many have given their lives to have. The Democrat’s thinking seems to be to make us all slaves to Government, taking our freedoms one by one. We must get back to being governed by Our Constitution. We need people elected that care for our way of life and not politician’s power and greed. And that is for both parties. We have to look at the individual. Thank you, Mr. West for all your commitment to bring truth.

  36. Thank you, Lt. Col West for your service and your continue service to this great country. Thanks you for this article and for telling the truth. Slavery was and will always be wrong and evil. However, we cannot live in the past and there is no country as great as the United States to offer opportunities for the poorest of families to obtain and education and prosper. My life is an example of this. My mother was widowed at age 42 with ten children, no welfare, and for a long time no social security. When she did get SS, it was 37.50 for herself and four children and when she died, it had finally increased to 88.00. Her children and her own hard work feed and clothed our family. Each child worked and gave most of their earnings to their mother to help feed the family. Three of the ten children earned degrees, two masters and all had families who did not receive entitlements. My belief is that true widows and orphans should receive assistance from the government. Those with families should be supported by their families. The cradle to grave mentality of the current administration and past administrations has crippled self-reliance, hard work and personal responsibility. According to the effort is the reward. We should all be entitled to opportunity, responsibility and accountability. Only in America can a poor orphaned kid with nothing except the will and desire to overcome poverty can become a millionaire.

    • The Biblical injunction is that we should take care of one another, and it promises a blessing in return. The government has stolen the blessing by usurping that responsibility, and has promoted indolence by creating a system with no accountability. The government has no business involving itself in charity.

  37. Wonderful article, Col. West. Thank you for your service to our country and your continuing efforts to help our country return to the traditional values that made this nation great.

    One aspect the history of civil rights that needs to be set straight is the misconception about who facilitated the release of Dr. Martin Luther King from jail.

    President John F. Kennedy never made the call. Instead, it was Kennedy’s Civil Rights Advisor, Harris Wofford, who was a personal friend of the Kings. Wofford said
    Kennedy was angry that he made the call and thought that he, Kennedy, would
    lose the Southern vote because of the call. However the call worked in Kennedy’s favor.

    Information about the truth of who made the call to get Dr. King out of jail can be found on page 64 of the book: The “Drama of Obama” by Rev. Wayne Perryman. The actual quote in Rev. Perryman’s book came from pages 14-23 of Harris Wofford’s book: “Of Kennedys and Kings.”

    Richard Nixon understood that if he, a Republican presidential candidate, had attempted to make the racist Southern Democrats release Dr. King, he would have been ignored. Sadly, Democrats, with the complicity of the liberal press, have re-written history to give Kennedy credit for getting Dr. King out of jail, while depicting Nixon as catering to racist Southern Democrats.

    Democrats also attack Nixon by condemning him for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” These same Democrats expressed no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years, while deriding Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party.

    The “Southern Strategy” that began in the 1970’s was an effort by Nixon to
    get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not
    share their values and were discriminating against blacks. Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Bobby Jindal, a person of color, as governor in 2007.

    As the co-architect of Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, Pat Buchanan provided a first-hand account of the origin and intent of that strategy in a 2002 article posted on the Internet. Buchanan wrote that Nixon declared that the Republican Party would be built on a foundation of states’ rights, human rights, small government and a strong national defense. Nixon said he would leave it to the Democratic Party to squeeze the last ounce of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice.

    The Claremont Institute published an eye-opening article by Gerard Alexander entitled “The Myth of the Racist Republicans”, an analysis of the decades-long shift of the South from the racist Democratic Party to the racially tolerant Republican Party. That article can be found on the Internet. Another article on this subject by Mr. Alexander is entitled “Conservatism does not equal racism. So why do many liberals
    assume it does?” that is posted on the Internet.

  38. http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/09/theodore-roosevelt-progressive-crusader

    “As President, he pushed executive powers to new limits, arguing that the rise of industrial capitalism had rendered limited government obsolete.

    He took on the captains of industry and argued for greater government control over the economy, pursuing a two-pronged strategy of antitrust prosecutions and regulatory control.

    He pushed through legislation that gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) new powers to set railroad rates, laying the foundation for the modern administrative state.

    Casting himself as steward of the nation’s natural resources, he presided over the birth of the conservation movement.”
    as likable character as he was, there is much to hate him for.

    I like to post this every now and again. It is important to spread it around and keep it going. It is factual from what I could ascertain when I started using it in about 2006.

    The Racist Party
    “Democrats 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… On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”

    October 13, 1858
    During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee.

    April 16, 1862
    President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

    July 17, 1862
    Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

    January 31, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

    April 8, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

    November 22, 1865
    Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

    February 5, 1866
    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

    April 9, 1866
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

    May 10, 1866
    U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

    June 8, 1866
    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

    January 8, 1867
    Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

    July 19, 1867
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

    March 30, 1868
    Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

    September 3, 1868
    25 African-Americans in Georgia legislature, all Republicans, expelled by Democrat majority; later reinstated by Republican Congress

    September 12, 1868
    Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and all other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

    October 7, 1868
    Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

    October 22, 1868
    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

    December 10, 1869
    Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

    February 3, 1870
    After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

    May 31, 1870
    President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

    June 22, 1870
    Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

    September 6, 1870
    Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

    February 28, 1871
    Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

    April 20, 1871
    Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

    October 10, 1871
    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

    October 18, 1871
    After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

    November 18, 1872
    Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

    January 17, 1874
    Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

    September 14, 1874
    Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

    March 1, 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, 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

    January 10, 1878
    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

    February 8, 1894
    Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

    January 15, 1901
    Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

    May 29, 1902
    Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

    February 12, 1909
    On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

    May 21, 1919…
    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

    August 18, 1920
    Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

    January 26, 1922
    House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

    June 2, 1924
    Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

    October 3, 1924
    Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

    June 12, 1929
    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

    August 17, 1937
    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

    June 24, 1940
    Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

    August 8, 1945
    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.”

    September 30, 1953
    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

    November 25, 1955
    Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

    March 12, 1956
    Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

    June 5, 1956
    Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

    November 6, 1956
    African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

    September 9, 1957
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

    September 24, 1957
    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 Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

    May 6, 1960
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

    May 2, 1963
    Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

    September 29, 1963
    Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

    June 9, 1964
    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

    June 10, 1964
    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.

    August 4, 1965
    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

    February 19, 1976
    President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

    September 15, 1981
    President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

    June 29, 1982
    President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

    August 10, 1988
    President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

    November 21, 1991
    President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

    August 20, 1996
    Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

    And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…

    “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….”
    **************************************
    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 I’m tired of the recitation that Southern Democrats became racist Republicans and took those tendencies with them. It didn’t take the Clintons and Barack Obama (Democrats) long to trade race cards, did it?

    The lie is drummed into the childrens heads..
    “Democrats 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… On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”

    (borrowed from Jonny 2006)

    • As a lifelong Republican and student of history (unlike current “students”), I am well aware of this GOP history. It is not only for the return of the US to more constitutional roots that I belong to the Tea Party, but also for the GOP to be re-educated on its own history and a return to its roots! Once the GOP has regrasped its roots, then I look forward to educating the “ignorant masses” to counter the destruction of the republic by the regressive “Progressives”.

      • That is why I share the above. I have left the Republican Party, it doesn’t even know where it came from. Doesn’t even know who were scam Republicans and who are true. People allow our leaders to label themselves without even looking at their actions.
        I am a proponent of the Tea Party but a member of no collective. I want my individual sovereignty that made this country exceptional and I want you to have yours too.

      • Though I am, as I mentioned above, a lifelong Republican, I consider myself more a Constitutionalist. I have not changed my voter registration due to the antiquated election laws of the state I reside in. The Communist Party, the Green Party, The Libertarian Party are all recognized (along with several others of that ilk) but NOT the Constitution Party!. I choose to retain Republican registration so I can have greater input in the primaries.

      • AZ just last year made it next to impossible for any party but R or D to even get onto a ballot, and you can only vote in the primaries for which you’re registered {R or D, the others don’t have them}. So I know how you feel.

      • Because GOP strategists KNOW that southern red states will NOT support a black man and in order to win the electoral college southern red states are a must. It is sad but true. I look forward to the day when ALL bigotry in this country has disappeared. Unfortunately, that time is not now.

      • Respectfully disagree. In that the South is more Christian than the rest of the nation you’d be suprised just how many folks there would be grateful to have him or one like him serving this nation as its president. Quite unlike the man currently occupying the slot. No one cares about skin color, it’s the policies and plans to fundamentally transform America that is strongly opposed in the South and across the country. And if you recall, another black man, Mr. Herman Cain did very well throughout the land till the other side threw dirt in his face to ensure this Christian and strong conservative would not be the one facing off with what would in time become America’s idol..

      • Chet, I would love it if that were true. Sadly, my friend, it is not. The number of death threats for a President went up by 400% on the FIRST DAY of Obama’s Presidency. That was not because of his policies…lol.

        The number of racial slurs, epithets, and insinuations is unbelievable. Monkey pictures, black face, nooses, being called the N word, insisting he is not American or Christian and many other things are ALL because of his skin color…not his policies. These disgraceful insults and attacks were and are from the right. That would not change if there was a black Republican. Herman Cain was a strategic plant that strategists “allowed” in order to try to fight all of the allegations of racism in the GOP. He was a token…just like West would be if he were in the primaries…but I would bet a year’s pay they West wouldn’t win the nomination.

        Romney had much more dirt on him in putting people out of work than Cain did with allegations of insignificant sexual impropriety, and Romney still got the nomination. The playing fields are not level yet…hopefully one day they will be.

      • You preach a good message, Andre, some of which I agree with and some not so. G.W.Bush was called all the same names and then some, day in and day out. Yet, he uttered not a word in his own defense and the media was eating him alive, daily. There was even a movie made in which he was assassinated which was hailed a masterpiece. Death threats and the vilest of insults were on this proclaimed Christian man’s plate daily. Regarding any man’s Christianity, that’s between him and the good Lord.

        However, the Word says by their fruits ye shall know them. When a president, irregardless of his color, declares himself a Christian and willfully defies the written Word (Holy Bible) something’s out of whack. When supporting and yea, promoting sexual promiscuity (fornication and adultery) via taxpayer subsidized rubbers and birth control pills and pushing funding for abortion mills, something’s wrong. And when the same man, any man, determines he knows best when it comes to marriage and throws the Almighty’s design of marriage (man to woman) out the door to bring in and herald homosexual marriage, as something wonderful, something’s not in synch. Anyway, thanks for the exchange of views.

      • Nobody called Bush a N——, A Muslim, a Slave, coon, jiggaboo, spear chucker, and other things that were ONLY about Obama’s skin color…not his policies or actions.

        It seems Obama is making an effort to separate church and state as what intended by the founders. I don’t understand how people who say they are patriots have a problem with that. I don’t care one way or the other about emotional nonsense. But, I understand your beliefs are your beliefs. That’s fine. But, you shouldn’t…nor should our President…force beliefs on everyone else by way of taking away rights because of a religion that everyone doesn’t subscribe to.

        Take care.

      • You may be right, Andre, about the Obama name calling, I don’t know. I do know that Bush was called a monkey, a dunce, stupid and a buffoon who couldn’t string two sentences together. And I recall when Reagan was told to go to Hell by a preacher named Desmond Tutu. Now, imagine that coming from a man of God.I heard all such slurs on the news daily.

        When one becomes a Christian, Christ enters his heart via the Holy Ghost, who abides within the man till death. The Spirit of God living within effects necessary changes in the man’s life as the man yields to him and as the man begins to study his Word, the Holy Bible. The man then begins to see the world as God sees it, i.e., Sin and its horrendous results on the man and society in general.

        And of course you’re right, everyone does not subscribe to the true and the living God of all flesh and his resurrected Son, Christ Jesus who died for all men on Calvary’s Cruel Cross. Christ cannot be forced on anyone as every man has a freewill and must come to him personally and on his terms. In the bottom line, no man can claim to be a follower of Christ and willfully despise his word and willfully defy his teachings and be a true blood washed Christian.

        When any man comes to Christ, his life will change and for the better. I know as I was once lost in my Sins and trespasses till coming to the Lord. By no means am I now perfect in my own strength but by no means am I like the man I used to be. Praise the Lord and thanks again for the exchange of views. Peace be to you, Andre… Jesus Saves!

      • I’m happy for you. But, my experience has been the most immoral, corrupt, malicious, felonious, and evil men I have ever encountered have been men who claim they are men of God. That includes Presidents like Bush and Obama. Of course you will say they are not “real” Christians then. Well, they claim they believe in Jesus as their lord and savior, so that is all I can go by. So, the only possibilities are: A) There are a HUGE number of people (the majority) who “falsely claim” they are Christians just for appearances, monetary gain, or respect. or B) Christianity does not transform people like you believe it does. Either way, I don’t want my President or any of my congressman making decisions based on their “Christianity”, because I have seen what that can mean for people in the U.S and the world.

        With all that being said, my original statement that the GOP is not ready for a black Presidential candidate.

      • Hello again Andre. If I might leave you with one last point. When you think about the Almighty try to focus on Jesus Christ as he will never fail you or let you down. If we keep our eyes on men we will see Sin as even those who might in fact really be saved do on occasion Sin but they do not make a practice of it. In other words, I cannot allow myself to engage too closely with the ladies as I am yet a man and now I know better than to compromise myself and set myself up to fail God and Sin. So, I keep my distance from them and from the bottle which I also used to love.

        Such is why I try to focus on the good Lord, alone, as all men will fail you as all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Please also know that if a child of God continues to Sin, willfully, God will judge and chastise him the same as you or I would do with our own wayward son to keep him out of trouble. If one calls himself a christian and continually lives contrary to God and is not chastised or otherwise corrected to straighten up, then, that man is not saved. God does not tolerate Sin whether in a lost man or a saved man. He loves the Sinner but hates the Sin.

        In closing, if Allen West, Ben Carson, Lee Elder, Herman Cain, J.C. Watts, Ken Blackwell, Niger Innis, Ward Connerly or Alan Keyes is running for anything, they’ve got my vote. Same for Deneen Borelli, Mia Love and Star Parker. Far as I know, all the above are Christians and strong conservatives with a good message and a good life to back them up. God bless you and goodby. Remember, Jesus Saves and his precious blood washes even the vilest Sinner clean. I know, cause I used to be one by nature and practice… Only a Sinner saved by Grace, that’s me…

      • I’m sure these ladies and gentlemen would get your vote, but they would not get the votes of the bigots in red southern states. The thing is…THEY know they wouldn’t win a Presidential election for the GOP. I am not sure if it is you being blind because of politics or just naïve, but racism still exists on the right. Sorry.

        Take Care.

      • Andre, I’m sorry you feel so strongly about racism. I personally don’t care what a man looks like, white, black, short, tall.. It makes no difference to me and quite frankly I’m a 5th generation Texan from Texas farmers, Vets, and “RedNecks”. My friends are from all cultures and backgrounds and what I look for in a friend is Character, Strength, and Integrity. And as for Mr. West he has these attributes and I would have been honored to serve under him in the Military. I’m sure you have seen ugliness as have I due to race, but I believe that’s only from ignorance and fear. Judge each man by his actions not his looks. For you might find that a best friend could come from those who would surprise you. I heard something as a young man I never forgot not sure where, “If you get rid of all the spicks, kikes, wops, chinks, and negros all you would have left would be a bunch of brain dead rednecks and what fun would that be?” 🙂

      • Vet, that is great for you. I wish all people felt the way that you feel. But, let’s be honest, we have a long way to go to get to that point.

        I don’t judge anyone or anything by how it looks. Looks can be deceiving. That is EXACTLY why I expect the same of everyone. Making excuse for and ignoring bigotry of any type is not who I am nor is it who I want to be. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. So, we should ALL fight for justice…and require it from everyone.

      • Andre, a man may say he’s something but it’s not always true. I may tell you that I am a Christian but if I hate my brother (mankind) then the truth is not in me. For Jesus said in the end times people will come to Him and say, “Lord did we not prophesy and do many mighty works in your name?” And Jesus will say, “Depart from me for I never knew you!” As a Christian I am the servant/leader. I look after the needs of others even those I do not know, for Jesus said, “that what you do unto the least of these you do unto me.”

        As for the Separation of Church and State this was a misunderstood quote in a letter from Thomas Jefferson not law.

        The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… Meaning the gov’t can’t fool with the Church not the other way around. This is law..

        One Founding Father quote I like that I deem to be true…

        Our second President, John Adams stated: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

        A Moral and Religious people will run the gov’t not for what they can get but what they can do for others.

        And Andre, I like the way you respond in your posts, respectful and intelligently. Even if I don’t agree with everything you say..

        Mike

      • There days there is no such thing as a moral and religious politician. Their careers and their ability to make money ALWAYS come first. They just use religion as political capital.

        What kind of nation pushes “Christian” values on Atheists, Agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists, or other people who don’t subscribe to your religion?

      • You might be surprised.. “Christian values on others” 1st and the obvious the Nation that would want God “the Creator” on their side. 2nd What Christian values are a hindrance? “Pray for those that persecute you?” “Bless those who curse you?” “Forgive those who ask for forgiveness?”, “Love your enemy?” “If someone asks for your coat give it to them?” or “If someone asks you to go a mile go two?” ” I know, feed the hungry and help the poor”
        Jesus said, “Even if you do not believe in Me, believe in what I do.”
        The choice is yours to accept or reject the God of the Universe, I have been a Christian for many years, I too asked what of all the other Religions? What makes this one special?
        Because a man made religion you must work for “nirvana, salvation, god-hood, multiple virgins” but with the true God who created you and loves you He reaches out to you. He say’s salvation is a Free Gift bought and paid for by His not our efforts.
        But don’t believe me, open your heart to Christ and ask Him to show you the truth. With Him all things are possible..

      • I am a Progressive Independent who doesn’t know West personally…so I can’t dislike him. But, I do know emotional rhetoric when I read it…and he like Ann, Glenn, Rush, Bill, and others say things they don’t believe just for political careers.

        That is common among ALL politicians…left, right, or otherwise…so it is not why I say he won’t have a shot. He won’t have a shot because of his skin color…sorry.

      • So how did Obama become president? His skin color? I don’t want Col. West to become president because of his skin color, I want him because he’s a patriot, unlike our current president, and he believes in American values, again, unlike our current president.
        Col. West served about 20 years in the military. He was honorably discharged, not by choice, for interrogating a prisoner in a manner not becoming a soldier. In doing so, he saved the lives of between 12-20 fellow soldiers. The man has honor and dignity, unlike this current president and I would gladly do my part to elect this man.

      • Kaiser, I understand your position. I wouldn’t vote for West, but I understand why YOU would. But, this is not about me and you. This is about the fact that the right is not prepared to elect a black President. Can you tell me why you do believe southern republicans would elect a black man?

      • That’s where we’re different. I don’t care where Col. West is from. I don’t look at candidates to see if they are North,East, South, or West. I could care less if Col. West is from Florida, California, or New York. I do care what he believes and his core principles are. My thoughts are Americans will choose Col. West over a RINO any day. Or at least I hope they will. I would love to see something like an Allen West for VP and maybe Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann for President. I would be happy for any of the West, Bachmann, Palin, Cruz, Lee to be president and any of the above as Vice President. Just not Hillary, she will bring this country down farther than our current president.
        We have to go back to the founding principles of this country. The democrats want to become Europe. 30% unemployment is the norm there. Our Great Depression was only 25%.

      • Kaier, The thing is, West, Bachmann, Palin, Cruz, and Lee are all LYING TO YOU and the country about what their principles are. They just say things they THINK you all want to hear to further their careers and/or get votes. It is all smoke and mirrors to keep people emotional. It is the same for Democrats also. Until we can get the poor and middle class to understand that ALL of these politicians are on the same side and just use this FAKE FIGHT to manipulate and distract the public, we will continue to be pawns in their game of chess.

        Let me tell you what some of the founding principles were and see if it is REALLY what you want.

        1.70% tax rate for the richest Americans.
        2. It was CRIMINAL for corporations to participate in politics in any way.
        3. Slavery was condoned and Slaves were 3/5ths of a person
        4. There were NO illegal narcotics.
        5. Military spending was less than 10% of GDP (when not in a war) …now it is almost 30%
        6. The Gold Standard controlled our Money Supply
        7. There was no central bank (one of the biggest fears of the founders, along with corporate tyranny)
        8. It was criminal for politicians to take bribes (what lobbyists do now)
        9. Sweat shops were legal
        10. Poverty rate was almost 30%.

        Are you SURE you want to return to those things? I would love to return to the Gold Standard, Regulations on Corporations, No illegal narcotics, and Military spending less than 10% of GDP, and Putting politicians behind bars. How about you?

      • I don’t know where you got 70% tax rate. Slavery was fought for by the Democrats. The Republicans wanted to end slavery. It was the democrats strategy to classify blacks as 3/5 of a person, not Republicans. They thought that allowing blacks only 3/5 status, they could vote and keep slavery. Jefferson didn’t want a central bank for the reason that he didn’t want government to determine how you control your money. We tried Socialism’ when the pilgrims arrived. Once they determined that everyone got an equal share of the pie, regardless of how hard you worked. The people started to get lazy and let “everyone else” do the work. Mr. Bradford(I think that’s his name) changed the rules and gave everyone a plot of land and allowed them to do as they please. They got to keep the rewards of their labor, hence the birth of Capitalism. This is our founding. If you work hard, you get to keep the rewards of your labor. Obama wants you to work hard so he can give it to someone who doesn’t want to work. That is wrong.
        All politicians, to some degree, give us a song and dance. I agree. But we need to determine, by their ACTIONS what they believe. Bachmann, Lee, Cruz, West all voted to allow you and I to be responsible for our actions, good or bad. Palin went after Democrats and Republicans as Governor to eliminate waste and corruption. Democrats seems to promote and encourage corruption.
        Yea, I want to go back to our founding principles where FDR promised only 3% of you income will go to Social Security and the government won’t touch your money. Your money is YOUR MONEY. Not the governments money. Obama is going after everyone’s IRA. Redistribution of wealth.

      • FDR was not a founder. I am trying to determine if you are a real conservative, or this made up neo-conservative of the Reagan era. If we return to the FOUNDING principles we return to slavery…I don’t care which party was for it or against it. It was part of our founding. There are host of other CONSTITUTIONAL things that were HORRIBLE in our founding. The question is, do you want to really return to our founding?

      • Why is it, all liberals automatically go to slavery? Slavery was wrong to the 100th degree. And thank you for stating that FDR was not a founder. I know that but my point was the promises that politicians make that are lies. Hindsight being 20-20, we can return to our founding PRINCIPLES. We don’t have to walk around and dress like pilgrims! We don’t have to go back to slavery. But we can go back to people being responsible for their own actions and their own lifestyle. If a member became infermed, the the rest of the families came together to take care of them. Honesty was huge. We could leave our houses unlocked at night without worrying about burglars. We didn’t have to worry about our kids getting kidnapped. You went to school, learned a career, got a job, raised a family, saved for your retirement. Where is the governments part in that scenario? You were responsible for yourself and you either succeeded or failed on your own. There was no whining about fairness. You knew it wasn’t fair from the start.
        And remember, slavery started by blacks from one tribe kidnapping blacks from another tribe and selling them to whoever wanted them. Slavery is alive and well in other countries today.

      • You have an idealistic and mistaken view of what this country used to be. Please tell me why you would want to return to 30% poverty all in the name of revisionist history. Yes, it was every man for himself for a long time, but that is not and should not be the way we move forward. This neo-conservatism that most people on the right subscribe to is a belief based on faith not facts. It is ideological rather than practical. It is fueled by a push to move backwards not forwards. The question then becomes which outdated or inadequate “principles” should we return to?

        We seem to agree not returning to Slavery or pilgrim garb are good things. You never commented on how high the taxes were for the wealthiest Americans, Corporate regulation, criminal charges for corruption and fraud in politics, a reasonable military budget, no illegal narcotics and a host of other things.

        All I am saying is it is disingenuous for those on the right to say the want to return to founding principles when A) Most people on the right have no idea what those REALLY were. and B) Those who do know what they were only want to cherry pick the ones they want based on faith.

        And why do people on the right bring up black people starting slavery as if that makes one bit of difference that we founded on and had a CONSTITUTION that condoned slavery….lol?

      • Obama wants us to go the way of Socialism/Marxism/Communism. You don’t sound like you have a problem with that. I do! Do you want the government to tell you where you can live, what you can eat, what kind of a car you can drive? Obamacare will, essentially tell you what kind of healthcare you will receive. Since Kathleen Sebillius will determine what kind of coverage you will receive. Now I’m a conservative and I can just imagine she will deny me coverage and if you want the same thing, if she realizes you are a liberal will probably get the care that will be denied me. No way to prove it but just look at what they did under the IRS scandal. Tea Party’ers were denied 501c3 status whereas liberal groups were give them right away. I can see this happening to us conservatives on healthcare. Holder will not find a problem with this.
        As far as your question “How much should the wealthy pay” the top 1% pay about 55% now! and the top 5% pay somewhere around 75%. The lower 25% pay, basically nothing. How much do you want them to pay? What I would like to see is small business owners be given big tax breaks so they can hire people, get equipment, pay decent wages. Corporations should get the same thing. If you punish people for starting a business then why gamble on starting a business only to have the government take away all your profits?

      • Again, you just keep repeating things that are untrue because you heard someone on the right say them. You are faithful to a movement..not our nation. The neo-conservative movement is NOT conservative. That is what I have been trying to show you. It is a political STRATEGY thought up in a board room based on Ayn Rand and Irvin Kristol rhetoric…not facts. Ayn Rand wrote COMPLETE FICTION and the right took it and ran a political strategy on it…and this is what you are repeating now, my friend.

        You are mistaken again. The top 1% control almost 80% of America’s wealth but they only pay about 47% of the tax burden. The next 59% percent control about 17% of America’s wealth and pay about 50% of the tax burden. The bottom 40% OF AMERICA splits 2.9% of the wealth and pays about 2% of the tax burden.

        Let me ask you this. If you shared a 100 room house with someone and you occupied 20 rooms and his family occupied 80 rooms do you think you should pay 50% of the mortgage? NO! He should pay 80% because his family occupies 80% of the rooms RIGHT? Everyone should be paying the portion of taxes based on the amount of benefit from this country that they get. If you control 80% of the wealth…YOU SHOULD PAY 80% OF THE TAXES. That is not socialism or wealth redistribution, that is people paying for the number of rooms they occupy.

        So, you are opposed to welfare for poor and middle class people…but you all for welfare for billion dollar Corporations? That is just nonsense.

        I am a business owner, and I help others start businesses. There is no punishment for opening small businesses. But there are special considerations for companies who get to a certain size. Corporations are NOT PEOPLE and shouldn’t be treated like them. We should also not get special treatment. We get PLENTY of benefit from building our companies…we don’t need extra government benefits that allows us to mistreat and exploit American labor so we can have bigger yachts while full time workers still need food stamps. That is asinine, and I can’t believe poor and middle class conservatives are promoting such immoral greed and mistreatment of other poor and middle class people.

      • Let’s see, where do I start. You say you’re a business owner and you say you shouldn’t get special treatment. But you also say you get benefits. Benefits = special treatment. As you like to point out, the poor don’t get benefits, then why should you? And corporations aren’t people? Who are corporations? Frogs? You think the “Rich” should pay more to pay for the poor and you use the 100 room house as an example. First of all, the rich actually pay more taxes that the poor. Secondly, the “Rich” work more hours than the poor. My wife started her business and she puts in an easy 100 hours a week. Do the poor work that hard? And the few “rich” that I know, don’t spend their money like what is portrayed on TV. They are very frugle with their money and any profits they make, they put right back into there business.

      • You are really reaching trying to justify why you want to protect rich people and marginalize poor people.

        When does benefits = special treatment? That is silly. People who get “benefits” at work like insurance, 401K etc. are not getting special treatment. People who get Snap “benefits” are not getting special treatment. Come on man don’t be disingenuous.

        Yes the rich pay more in taxes than the poor….duh! How and why on earth would or should poor people pay as much in taxes when they don’t have the wealth or income to pay taxes on?

        How can poor people with children work 100 hours a week? Should they not raise their children? 100 hours at 7.25 an hour is still only $800 a week after overtime and taxes. After they pay for all of the day AND NIGHT care for the children they are right back to the 40 hour work week money.

        Here is the simple question. Since the rich occupy 80 of the rooms in the 100 room house…should they pay for 80% of the mortgage?

      • The benefits=special treatment was repeating your last blog to me. Yes, the person who uses 80 rooms should pay for it. But he shouldn’t have to pay for the 20 room, just to redistribute wealth. That is what Obama wants to do. And you seem to be ok with that. And my wife working the 100 per week, probably didn’t make minimum wage. It was her business she was trying to set up. If you are a business owner, then you know, in the beginning, it is all outflow of money with no or next to no money coming in. If successful, eventually you will make a profit. If you agree with Obamas plan, then maybe you should live the dream, in Europe. As for me, I don’t want anything Obama is offering.

      • Why do you all make up things to be afraid of? Obama does not want the top 1% to pay for 100% of the tax burden. That is nonsense and you know it.

        You have chosen a side and decided to defend it at all costs, even if it means engaging in dishonest hyperbole in order to hold on to your beliefs.

        At least you were honest in saying that people who use 80 rooms should pay for the 80 rooms they occupy. Now, why are you calling the push to have the people who control 80% of the wealth to pay 80% of the tax burden “redistribution of wealth” and “socialism/communism”?

      • Why are you confusing wealth with income? If you work 100 hours week and make $20,000 and someone else work 40 hours a week and makes $2,000, are you saying that the 100 hour/week person should spread his income to the one whose not working as hard as the other? Because if you are, which appears to be the case, then that’s what this president wants to do. Now, if you want to redistribute wealth, as you talk about, why aren’t you going after Buffet, Gates, Kerry? Oh yea, there supporting Obamas redistribution plan. Just don’t touch their monies. Why don’t you redistribute your money? Your an evil corporation if your a business owner, as you say. That makes you a non-person again as you say.
        My point has always been, you work hard and make lots of money, you’ve earned it and deserve to keep most of it. And being Rich is a bonus because you DO redistribute it voluntarily. You buy things which create jobs. If you are on welfare and/or make minimum wage, how many people are you hiring? How many big screen TV, or cars are you buying. My guess is you are buying the bare necessities. Where as a rich person will buy multiple cars, TVs, houses, they will hire carpenters, auto mechanics, throw parties and maybe hire caterers. All that hires people, Obama wants to punish achevers and make them all poor so they will be on the government dole. That eliminates all those jobs that I’ve stated above. I want everyone to aspire to be the best they can be and get rich. What do you want?

      • You can’t answer the question honestly because you have to focus on nonsense that fuels your political views. I have said NOTHING about redistributing wealth. Neither has anyone else on the left. You all keep making up this boogyman scenario so you have have something to rail against.

        Please tell me how the rich redistribute wealth to the poor if the poor who only control 2.9% of the wealth are pay 2% in taxes?? They are paying what they should pay. Do you want them to pay more?

        Again you engage in nonsense by implying that I said all corporations or rich people are evil. I said NOR IMPLIED any such thing. What I said was rich people should pay for the AMOUNT OF BENEFIT they receive from our country. You are saying they shouldn’t. I am asking why shouldn’t they. The middle class should pay their fair share, the poor should pay theirs, and the rich should get “special treatment” because they got rich. That is not democracy.

        It is not punishing someone to make them pay for the portion of the house that they occupy. Why do you all keep saying that it is punishment? Why do you call keep saying it is redistribution of wealth…we the poor are getting poorer?

        I want everyone to aspire to be rich and pay their fair share when they get there, just like Gates, Buffett, the other 300 super rich people who signed the petition, and eventually me want to do! Nothing more…nothing less.

      • Two points.
        1. Define special treatment?
        2. Obama, when talking to Joe the plumber, talked about redistribution of wealth. That’s your guy, not mine.

      • Special treatment = 220 years of privilege just for having the right skin color. A 170 head start in equal protection under the law. Double the amount of interviews just for having a “white” sounding name on a resume. Nepotism. Good ole boy network. The benefit of the doubt in most situation. The luxury of being a part of the oppressive majority for 170 years. Being considered equal or better by 95% of our society.

        No, Obama talked about SHARING the wealth…not redistribution of wealth. And sharing the wealth means if you occupy 80% of the mansion we live in, you should pay 80% of the mortgage. That is NOT redistribution of wealth, that is paying for the benefit you derive. Why do you have a problem with that?

        And Obama is not my guy. He is a horrible President. If he had started 2 wars based on lies and allowed the economy to collapse when it was preventable he would be the worst President ever.

      • Wow, to me you just described all the Democrats in Congress. And by the way, Obama DID SAY REDISTRIBUTE THE WEALTH to Joe the plumber. And your Nepotism is perfect for the Kennedy, Rockefeller, and I just heard that the first link to our high speed rail system, here in California, went to…wait for it…Diane Feinstein husbands company.

      • I described the Democrats in Congress but not the Republicans?

        Some how you seem to think that I am in favor of Democrats over Republicans. They are all on the same team and reaping the same corrupt benefits for selling us cheap to make themselves rich. If you can’t see that, it is because you can’t be objective.

        At least you didn’t disagree with my definition of “special treatment”. I respect that.

        You still have not commented on people who occupy 80 rooms paying for 80 rooms. Isn’t that FAIR?

      • And it should be criminal for corporations to buy a politician. Joe Kennedy bought the presidency for JFK. That’s well known now.

  39. The current Republican party is as far away from Lincoln’s Republican party as current Democrats (Obama, Clinton, etc) are from Hugo Black. It is crazy how easily manipulated most partisan Americans are.

  40. A few years ago, a cousin of mine who is also a teacher, posted a Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) article about how the country should thank the Democratic Party for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. I responded by citing the vote counts, where 80% of House Republicans voted in favor, versus only 63% of House Democrats. In the Senate, it was 82% of Republicans, versus 69% of Democrats.

    While both the House and Senate were solidly under Democratic control (69% and 77% respectively), as was the White House, the 1964 Civil Rights Act would not have passed without solid Republican support.

    Among the Senate “Nays”, was Al Gore, Sr, by the way.

  41. Bravo. It seems like such a long time since we heard from a truly patriotic American! You have my vote if you choose to run for President!

  42. In the end it is the media, the socialist hold of our schools and the Leftist popular culture that disseminates disinformation and rewrites history to fit the Progressive agenda. This article shows us the path the GOP must take to regain control of our country. The way forward is to educate and inform the low information voters about historical truth and about those who are responsible for poverty in our country. Every ad put out by the GOP must inform the public and must also expose all the treasonous and illegal activities of the Obama administration.

  43. Hi Mr West, I agree why must we continually perpetrate separation between Americans on looks.. I mean why don’t we honor big, dumb, rednecks from Texas with a month??? What are we gonna do when everyone is the same color??? Damn!!! I might be segregated because I’m big, tall, and pretty.. 😉

  44. “Outside the Box”

    “I’ll have those niggars voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” — Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One Ronald Kessler’s “Inside The White House”

    “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” — LBJ

    Once Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” was set into place and its expect results proved to be equally effective, the political relevance of Blacks in America was on its way to the trash bin of political power.

    As Blacks stand now, every Democrat politician knows thats they and their party will always reap the benefit of the Black vote without ever having to lift a finger or concern for or about Blacks or their community. Look at how many Blacks that have spoken out about how Blacks have been and continue to be used and taken for granted by the Democrat party yet nothing changes.

    If there is a definition of twenty-first plantation living, this has to be it.

    Now with Blacks being out numbered by the voting Hispanic population, as far as the Democrat party is concerned, it’s not that important whether or not Blacks vote all. What is equally tragic is the fact that even though Hispanics both legal and illegal take jobs from Blacks and drive their wages lower and lower they both support and vote for the same party: thus, Blacks continue to vote their own social, political, and financial demise.

    But “What IF?”

    What if Blacks went back to their roots and used their vote to impact the Republican party?

    Think of the power they would command. Think of how much attention it would bring to the Black community. Even the Hispanics would have to reconsider their own political direction. The one big problem would be that Blacks would have to destroy their victim card and start to use their own brains and think for themselves. The power is there to be had. But give up the race-victim card? Aint gonna happen.

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