One hundred fifty years ago, just after the end of the Civil war, the Republican Party was the party of equal justice for African Americans. The Democrat Party was the party of holding onto slavery and discrimination.
Take a look:
*December 6, 1865: Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified
1865: The KKK launches as the “Terrorist Arm” of the Democratic Party (The KKK was considered a domestic terror group by President Grant)
1866: The Republican Party passes the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to protect the rights of newly freed slaves
February 5, 1866: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson (who took over after Lincoln’s assassination), 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
July 16, 1866: Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of Freedman’s Bureau Act, which protected former slaves from “black codes” denying their rights
July 28, 1866: Republican Congress authorizes formation of the Buffalo Soldiers, two regiments of African-American cavalrymen
July 30, 1866: Democrat-controlled City of New Orleans orders police to storm racially-integrated Republican meeting; raid kills 40 and wounds more than 150
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
Four years later, Republican President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Enforcement Act of 1871. This act was also known as the Civil Rights act, or the (anti) Ku Klux Klan Act. The bill was voted and signed in order to stop attacks by the Klan and other white supremacist groups on the voting rights of African Americans.
“Under the Klan Act during Reconstruction, federal troops were used to enforce the law, and Klansmen were prosecuted in federal court, where juries were often predominantly black. Hundreds of Klan members were fined or imprisoned. These efforts were so successful that the Klan was destroyed in South Carolina and decimated throughout the rest of the former Confederacy.” Wikipedia, Second Enforcement Act of 1871
And here we are today, with KKK members as a whole, among other white supremacist groups like Posse Comitatus and the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, supporting Donald Trump because they feel he supports their cause.
“Only Trump can turn back the brown tide, and thinking Whites know this. He is the last hope for Whites before American turns brown. ‘African-American’ is pretty for ‘jungle savage.’ We normal whites move away from these jungle creatures whenever we can. But the murderous hands of government, guided by Big Jew, again and again and again push us back in with the savages.” Alex Linder, founder Vanguard News Network, neo-Nazi website (also writes for The Aryan Alternative)
Trump has said the election is rigged, calling for his supporters to “monitor certain areas” in urban election sites, something the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) was cited for doing in federal court in 1982. They were issued a “Consent Decree” due to their efforts to intimidate registered voters in predominantly African American precincts by requiring voters in these poor and minority precincts to present photo identification before they voted. The thing is, these “monitors” didn’t ask for white voter IDs.
The Consent Decree of 1982 was to be in effect for 35 years – ending in 2017 – IF the RNC abstained from intimidation efforts during this time. Unfortunately, Trump’s mission has caused a motion to be filed in federal court by the DNC that this Consent Decree has been violated.
If the court decides it has, in fact, been violated, the RNC will likely remain beholden to the Decree for another long length of time. The DNC has also asked the federal court to look at whether or not the RNC has violated the Klan Act of 1871, which remains on the books.
Even now, African American voters are being purged from registrations rolls.
Hmm. Maybe the election is rigged after all.