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Buster Hyde USMC/Ret @BusterUSMC
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1. An Open Letter, & History Lesson For Oprah Winfrey:

Dear Oprah,
When you think about "racial equality" and "civil rights",
which political party comes to mind?


Most people would probably say Democrats.
But this answer is incorrect. ...
2. Since its founding in 1829, the Democrat Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.
3.The Democrat Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.
4. In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an "anti-slavery" party. Its mission was "to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely."
5. This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.
In the 1857 case Dred Scott v Sandford, the court ruled slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property.

The 7 justices who voted in favor of slavery?
~All Democrats.
The 2justices who dissented?
~Both Republicans.
6. The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. The commander-in-chief during that war was the 1st Republican President, Abraham Lincoln

– the man who freed the slaves.
7. Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln.
8. Lincoln’s vice president, (a Democrat named Andrew Johnson), assumed the presidency.

~But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.
9. Johnson & the Democrat Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All 3 passed only because of "universal Republican support."
10. During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in south helped secure rights for newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as "Republicans", and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900.
11. Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.
12. But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South.They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region w/measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property & run bsns.
13. And then Democrats, imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote. Today it's what you wouls hear CNN screaming "VOTER SUPPRESSION!"
14. And how was all of this enforced?
By terror -much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

As historian Eric Foner-a Democrat-notes:
“In effect, the Klan was a military force
serving the interests of the Democrat Party.”
15. President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, shared many views with the Klan.
He re-segregated many federal agencies, and even screened the 1st movie ever played at the White House

-the racist film
“The Birth of a Nation,”
originally entitled
“The Clansman.”
16. A few decades later, the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats.
17. Eighty% of Republicans in Congress supported the bill.

~Less than 70% of Democrats did.
Democrat senators filibustered the bill for 75 days
...until "Republicans" mustered the few extra votes needed to break the logjam.
18. And when all of their efforts to enslave blacks, keep them enslaved, and then keep them from voting had failed, Democrats came up w/a new strategy: If black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats.
19. As President Lyndon Johnson (a Democrat) said about the Civil Rights Act,

“I’ll have them n*ggers voting Democrat for 200 years.”
20. So now, the Democrat Party demands from, and prospers upon,
the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing.
21. Oprah, it is people like you, a billionaire with a microphone and others like yourself & Democrats who try to re-write history falsely claiming in public that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality it’s failed policies of Dem Party that have kept blacks down.
22. Massive government welfare has decimated the black family.
Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools.
Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.
23. So, when you think about
"racial equality" and "civil rights",

which political party should come to mind?
24. You Need "Sources?"

Sure, They Are All Right Here…
25. So Oprah, Stop!
With Your 💰💰& Platform One Would Think You Would RESEARCH a Little History BEFORE Opening That Big 🕳️Under Your Nose.

👎🏽Race-Batin Ain't Cool

Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, for Prager University.

Oprah Cites History Of 'Lynchings' As Reason to Vote Democrat…
Oprah: “I'm here today bc of the men & bc of women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed & oppressed-I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain."
— NBCBLK (@NBCBLK) November 1, 2018
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