Martin Luther King’s struggle was against Democrats

January 15, 2009 at 11:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On this day in 1901, the Alabama Democratic Party called for a convention to write a new state constitution that would prohibit African-Americans from voting.  Despite vocal opposition from Booker T. Washington and other Republican civil rights activists, the Democrat scam succeeded.

Democrats dominated Alabama’s 1901 constitutional convention, and its chairman was a Democrat.  In his opening address, he said:

“If we would have white supremacy, we must establish it by law — not by force or fraud… The negro is descended from a race lowest in intelligence and moral precepts of all the races of men.”

Alabama’s African-American citizens would not vote in appreciable numbers again until the 1950s.  It was a Republican federal judge, Frank Johnson, who in 1956 ruled in favor of Rosa Parks and who in 1965 ordered the Democrat governor, George Wallace, to permit Martin Luther King’s voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

At the 2000 Republican National Convention, Condoleezza Rice said:

“The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire.  He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote.  The Republicans did.  My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.”

Democrats do not want Americans to remember that Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act much more than did the Democrats.

Michael Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations around the country.  He is the author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party, cited by Clarence Thomas in a Supreme Court decision.  Each day, the Grand Old Partisan blog celebrates 155 years of Republican heroes and heroics.  See for more information.

h/t: Grand Old Partisan


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