What do you remember about the history of the United States civil rights movement? Can you recall when America began to advance protection of rights for African-Americans, Indians, women's suffrage and Japanese-Americans? And, what political party do you associate with leading the civil rights movement?
Good questions. Yet, sometimes American's memory is clouded by the here and now, and not by fact and reason.
What if I told you the Republican party has led the fight for civil rights for over 150 years? What if I told you the Democrats resisted civil rights for blacks, Indians and Japanese Americans?
History, facts and the truth, something hard to get through amidst the fog of Obama and the progressive media. Yet, the truth is, the Republican party has been the defenders of civil rights as long as their founding in 1856. In fact, the Grand Old Party, was primarily created that year to oppose the pro-slavery movement heralded by the Democrat party.
Doesn't fit the narrative you were led to believe, huh? Well, hang on for the best factual chronology about how throughout history Republicans have led a hard fought battle against the Democrats to assure civil rights for all Americans.
For due credit for excellent research and clarity on this topic, I refer you to two well sourced, credible blogs that lay out the facts and history of the civil rights movement. Gateway Pundit and Maggie's Notebook will walk you through the timeline and history of how Republicans stood tall for civil rights. Here are the links for their extensive work:
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Maggie's Notebook: The History of Democrat Racism
Gateway Pundit: The Real History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Bottom line: Know your history. Don't let time and politics cloud your judgement. Know the facts and stand strong for freedom, for all.
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