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Civil Rights in The South, How Republicans in the South Ended Segregation.

As a student of the Constitution, I studied it for most of my life. For me, the most inspiring quote from that document is "WE THE PEOPLE".

Paul Harvey | A Letter From GOD

#Van Hall #LFR Family

I really like Mr. Hall's video's on You Tube. I was doing research for an article I wanted to write. Came across his Video on 'Sweet Home Alabama' by 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' and I was hooked. If I said the things he says, I would be dismissed as a racist. But everything he says is true.

The Montgomery, AL Bus Boycott

On Dec 1, 1955, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks stopped at one of the few places she was allowed to shop at in Montgomery, AL, it was the closest one to a bus stop between her work and home. She had hers arms full of groceries and the back of the bus was full. She chose to sit down in the 'WHITES ONLY' section, or the front of the bus. She was arrested and fined for sitting where she did not belong, based solely on the color of her skin. The leaders of the African American A young African American Pastor, the Reverend Martin Luther King JR heard about her story, and in four days organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale U.S. demonstration against segregation. For 382 days most African Americans refused to ride the Busses in Montgomery, And many whites joined in solidarity with them. They committed no acts of violence, although they were viciously attacked by people who wanted the boycott to end. What did these Disciples of Christ do? They took the advice of their Lord and Savior, Jesus, that He gave to His followers in the versus below.

Matthew 5:43-45 NIV

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven.

As more and more White Christians saw how the African Americans responded to this violence, more and more of these Christians joined in there cause. Many of these whites, who offered support to those involved in the Boycott suffered the penalties as the boycotters; They were beaten by the police, when the fire department was called in to disperse the crowds with fire hoses on tight spray, they ended up on the ground as well. and when none of that worked, they often ended up as 'strange fruit hanging from a poplar tree'. Please listen to song below.




Billie Holiday-Srtange Fruit

What Liberals Truly Think of African Americans?

Amendment XIV- Ratified July 9, 1868

Section 3.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Origins of Civil Rights in the South

Since ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868 banned Southern Democrats, who previously held office, and taken an Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and then participated, or given aid to anyone who participated in, the recent Insurrection of the Confederacy was prohibited from holding any office at the Local. State, or Federal level. Since this led to many northern Republicans, known as 'Carpetbaggers sought allies with Scalawags and Freedmen to form the Republican Party in the South.' (Google search-Carpetbaggers)

The civil rights movement (1865–1896) aimed to eliminate racial discrimination against African Americans, improve their educational and employment opportunities, and establish their electoral power, just after the abolition of slavery in United States. (Wikipedia)


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The Return of Segregation and Discrimination to The South

After the Civil War, many white Democrats in the South were dispossessed of their lands, and because of the 14th Amendment, denied political power as well. This helped to fuel their hatred for the Carpetbaggers, Scalawags, and Freedmen who joined together to form the Republican Party in the South.

Unfortunately, it was not long after the Civil War ended that these deposed Dixiecrat Democrats started an infamous social organization known as the KKK, and the DNC has been running it ever since. Most famous member of the KKK in recent history, Senator Robert C. Byrd (D) from West Virginia. Who, 'In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia.' (Wikipedia)

Civil Rights - WWII to Present

After seeing first hand the Bravery and Dedication of African Americans in Combat situations during WWII. When the war ended, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces, Dwight D. Eisenhower (R), urged then President Harry S. Truman (D) to desegregate the U. S. Military forces. And despite fierce opposition from his own Party on July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981 to end Segregation in the Armed Services.

September 9, 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights. The law allows federal prosecution of those who suppress another’s right to vote.

Final passage

The bill passed 285–126 in the House of Representatives with a majority of both parties' support (Republicans 167–19, Democrats 118–107). It then passed 72–18 in the Senate, again with a majority of both parties (Republicans 43–0, Democrats 29–18). (Wikipedia)

As the above breakdown shows more Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for the the Act. In the Senate, all 43 Republicans voted in favor of this Act, while 18 Democrats voted against it.

According to an Article in 'The Independent Whig' by Dinesh Joseph D'Souza

The voting rolls of the Civil Rights laws speak for themselves. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed the House with 153 out of 244 Democrats voting for it, and 136 out of 171 Republicans. This means that 63 percent of Democrats and 80 percent of Republicans voted “yes.” In the Senate, 46 out of 67 Democrats (69 percent) and 27 out of 33 Republicans (82 percent) supported the measure.

I have researched this Article extensively, and I hope you find it informative.


Why are so Many Democrats Ignoring the Dramatic Increase in Crime Allegedly Perpetrated by Minorities?

On occasion you will have some Conservative News Outlet like Fox News or Newsmax bring up these facts.

You have D.A.s all over over the Country refusing to prosecute crimes, many of which are violent in nature.

Earlier in this Article I put in a YouTube link to 'Strange Fruit', It wasn't just African Americans hanging from those Poplar Trees. Those trees also held the bodies of any white person who helped support those African Americans in reaching their potential as Freedmen, now protected by our Constitution.

Think about it.

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