To those who are so intent on eradicating all vestiges, symbols and institutions that are rooted in the Civil War and thus whitewashing history, they need to look beyond Civil War Monuments and take aim at the Democratic Party.
Fact: No Republican ever owned a slave. The Republican Party was born out of the Abolitionist Movement in 1856.
Fact: Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, emancipated the slaves in his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Fact: The overwhelming majority of Democrats supported slavery.
Fact: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, were passed by Republican Congresses following the Civil War. These amendments were opposed by the Democrats. These amendments abolished slavery, gave citizenship rights to all former slaves and guaranteed former slaves the right to vote.
Fact: Southern Democrats instituted Jim Crow laws and poll taxes that prevented Blacks from voting.
Fact: The KKK was created as a front group for the Democratic Party to terrorize Blacks.
Fact: President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, was a proponent of “eugenics”, aka racial purity.
Fact: Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was also a proponent of “eugenics” and set up PP locations in the areas of inner cities populated by Blacks.
Fact: Senator Robert Byrd, US Senator from WV from 1959 to 2010 and a Democrat, was a Klansman. He has over 40 buildings, bridges and roads named after him.
Fact: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed because over 80% of Republicans in both the Senate and House voted for the legislation, providing the margin to push the Act through Congress. The Democrats had overwhelming majorities in both houses, but could not pass the legislation.
Just the facts folks!!!!