Last week I offered the compelling words of three federally elected Black Congressional Representatives who spoke out against the Democrat Party during the period of Reconstruction following the Civil War. In other words, these three Black men are Founding Fathers to contemporary African-Americans who had serious issues with the Democrat party! In my opinion, their views hold true today!
Confirming my view, the Bible declares:
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”
This scripture declares we ought not to remove the ancient “landmark” which our fathers have set. The word “landmark” means boundary. Tragically, by following the Democrat Party, many contemporary Blacks have departed from the “boundaries” our Black Founding Fathers have set!!
In the last tidbit, the three Black Congressmen commented on the House Bill to squash the KKK violence. Black Republican Representative John Roy Lynch1* spoke to the same piece of legislation:
“In conclusion Mr. Speaker, I say to the Republican Members of the House that the passage of this bill is expected by you. If any of our Democratic friends will vote for it, we will be agreeably surprised. But if Republicans should vote against it, we will be sorely disappointed…But I have no fears whatever in this respect. You (Republicans) have stood by the colored people of this country when it was more unpopular to do so than it is to pass this bill. You have fulfilled every promise thus far, and I have no reason to believe you will not fulfill this one.”2*
Subsequently, on a different occasion, Black Representative James Rapier, a Republican elected to office from Alabama declared:
“They (Democrats) were hunting me down as the partridge on the mount, night and day with their Ku Klux Klan, simply because I was a Republican and refused to bow at the foot of their Baal.”3*
The celebrated Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass joined in the chorus of Blacks crying out against Democrats--who were ‘THE’ oppressors of Blacks. I repeat, it was not Whites who oppressed Blacks, but Democrat Whites who oppressed Blacks!
“In all the southern States, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the Constitution are practically of no force or effect…By means of the shotgun and midnight raid, the old master class has triumphed over the newly enfranchised citizen and put the Constitution under their feet….The colored people, who largely outnumber the whites and who are Republican in politics, have been banished from the ballot box and robbed of representation in the councils of the nation, and…the social condition of the colored people in that section is but little above what it was in the time of slavery.”4*
And yet another time Douglas also decried:
"The Republican Party is the ship, all else the sea." 5*
Returning again to Black South Carolina Representative Joseph Haynes Rainey, speaking to Congress on a bill to strengthen the education system for “all” students, he declared:
“I shall remind the House of one more thing...the youth now springing up to manhood will be the future lawmakers and rulers of our country. That they should be intelligent and thoroughly educated is a prime necessity and of great importance, which is admitted by all and denied by none. All that may be done with this end in view will be returned with increased interest. I truly hope that those Democrats who oppose this bill will reconsider their opposition and give it their vote when the question shall again be before the House. For one, I shall give it my hearty support, believing it to be just and beneficial in its provisions.”6*
I know this information may be painful for many contemporary Blacks, but my suggestion to you is to let the truth set you free!
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Put up the dream. Put in the knowledge. Put out the effort.
– Denis Waitley
1*John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) was born a slave, a member of the House elected as a Black Republican from Mississippi. He also served as the Speaker of the Mississippi House.
2*Congressional Record, 43rd Congress, 2nd Session, pg947, Rep. Joh R. Lynch speech on the Civil Rights Bill, February 3, 1875
3* Congressional Record, 43rd Congress, 1st Session, Vol2. Pg4785, Rep. James T. Rapier’s speech on the Civil Rights Bill, June 9, 1874.
4*Douglas, The Frederick Douglas Papers, Vol.4, pg565, from “The Lessons of Emancipation to the New Generation: An address Delivered in Elmira, New York, on 3 August, 1880.”
6* Congressional Record, 42nd Congress, 2nd Session, Pg17, (Appendix), February 3,1872.
A special thanks to David Barton, ‘Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White’, Wallbuilders Press, 2004, for the hard work of digging out this information.
The ‘Reconstruction Period’ is the period of 10 years after the end of the Civil War from 1866-1876. During this period, Blacks were elected to political offices all over the south at both the federal and state levels. What is most interesting are the views of the following duly elected Black officials concerning the Democrat Party. In other words, the following are opinions of American Black Fathers on the Democrat Party!!
The Bible declares:
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”
The following views of historical Black heroes* ought to be considered by contemporary Blacks in their continued irrational support of the Democrat Party!!!
Civil Rights Bill of 1871
First up is Robert Brown Elliott, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1871 to 1874 from South Carolina. Speaking before the House on a bill to prosecute KKK violence,
Mr. Elliott declared:
“The Democratic Party of the South as evidenced in the utterances of its recognized organs (official writings) and leaders…exhibits the declared purpose to defeat the ballot with the bullet and other coercive means…I have presented a few of the manifold proofs….in support of the facts warranting the passage of this bill. I have sworn the declared purpose of the Ku Klux organization, and I refer to the official records of nearly every southern state during the past ten months to show how that bloody purpose has in part been executed. This bill will tend in some degree to prevent its full achievement.
I do not wish to be understood as speaking for the colored race alone when I demand instant protection for the loyal men of the south. No sir---my demand is not so restricted…The White Republican of the South is also hunted down and murdered or scourged for his opinion’s sake, and during the past two years, more than 600 men of the south of both races have perished in my State alone. Yet, sir, it is true that these masked murderers strike chiefly at the black race….Simply because he exercises his privileges as an American freeman, you (Democrats) would drive him into exile with the pitiless lash, or doom him to swift murder---seeking your revenge for political power lost by moving at midnight along the path of the assassin!
I trust sir, that this bill will pass quickly, and be quickly enforced,...lest the Democrat Party triumph in the States of the south through armed violence.”**
Let’s move forward to another Black U.S House Representative Joseph Haynes Rainey, also from South Carolina. Also speaking on the same bill against KKK violence, he declared:
“What we call to mind the fact that this (Klan) persecution is waged against men for the simple reason that they dare vote with the Republican Party that saved the Union intact,…the question is sometimes asked, “Why do not the courts of law afford redress?”…We answer, that the courts are in many instances under the control of those (Democrats) who are wholly inimical (enemies) to the impartial administration of law and equity. What benefit would result from an appeal to tribunals (courts) whose officers are secretly in sympathy with the very evil against which we are striving?...If the Negroes—numbering one-eighth of the population of these United States—would only cast their votes in the interest of the Democrat Party, all open measures of violence against them would be immediately suspended and their rights as American citizens recognized. But…I can only say that we love freedom more—vastly more—than slavery; consequently, we hope to keep clear of the Democrats!
…I will say that in the State of South Carolina, there is no disturbance of an alarming character in any one of the counties in which the Republicans have a majority. The troubles are usually in those sections in which the Democrats have pre-dominance in power, and, not content with this, desire to be supreme…I say…to the Gentlemen of Opposition, and to the entire membership of the Democratic Party, that upon your hands rests the blood of the loyal men of the South. Disclaim it as you will, the stain is there to prove your criminality before God and the world in the day of retribution that will surely come. I pity the man—who would seek to ride into power over the dead body of a legitimate opponent….I can say for my people that we ardently desire peace for ourselves and for the whole nation. Come what will, we are fully determined to stand by the Republican Party and the government….Be it as it may, we have resolved to be loyal and firm, “if we perish, we perish”, I earnestly hope this bill will pass.”***
In case you’re interested, this bill did pass, “but only over the united unanimous opposition of Democrats! Not one Democrat, north or south supported the civil rights bill to punish Klan violence.****
Civil Rights Bill of 1875
Third up is U.S. Representative from South Carolina, Reverend Richard Cain, bishop of the A.M.E. Church.
“I have sat in this house nearly nine months and I have listened to gentlemen recognized as the leaders on the other side (Democrats) attempting to demonstrate…the inferiority of a race of men whom they have so long outraged, and to cast a slur upon them because they have been helpless…And the gentlemen (Democrat)from Virginia calls in question the propriety of passing the civil rights bill. I cannot agree with him…Why not pass the civil rights bill?... The civil rights bill simply declares this: that there shall be no discrimination between citizens of this land so far as the laws of the land are concerned. I can find no fault with that.
The great living principle of the American government is that all men are free. We admit from every land and every nationality men to come here and, under the folds of that noble flag, reposed in peace and protection…Yet because, forsooth (in truth), God Almighty made the face of the Negro black, Democrats would deny him that right though he be a man…Mr Speaker, I regard the civil rights bill as among the best measures that ever came before Congress. Why, sir? It is at the foundation of good government…I have no fear for the future… I have faith in this country…The great principle which underlies our government—of liberty, of justice, of right---will eventually prevail in this land and we shall enjoy equal rights under laws…Let the laws of the country be just; let the laws of the country be equitable; this is all we ask, and we will take our chances under the laws in this land…Place all citizens upon one broad platform; and if the Negro is not qualified to hoe his row in this contest of life, then let him go down.
All we ask of this country is to put no barriers between us---to lay no stumbling blocks in our way, to give us freedom to accomplish our destiny…Do this, sir, and we shall ask nothing more.”*****
And I repeat, these are not my words, but these are the very words of Black U.S. elected officials during the Reconstruction Period (1866-1876) spoken on the floor of the U.S House of Representatives.
The final question is what will YOU do with this information? I see only two options:
Stay-tuned! Much more to come!
*a special thanks to David Barton, ‘Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White’, Wallbuilders Press, 2004, for the hard work of digging out this information.
**Congressional Globe, 42nd Congress, 1st Session (Washington, DC: Congressional Globe Office, 1871), pg 390-92, Rep Robert Brown Elliot addressing the KKK Bil, April 1, 1871.
*** Congressional Globe, 42nd Congress, 1st Session (Washington, DC: Congressional Globe Office, 1871), pg 394-395, Rep Joseph Haynes Rainey, addressing the KKK Bill, April 1, 1871.
****Congressional Globe, 42nd Congress, 1st Session (Washington, DC: Congressional Globe Office, 1871), pg 808-809, the KKK Bill, April 1, 1871.
Barton, David, ‘Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White’, Wallbuilders Press, 2004, pg73
***** Congressional Record, 43rd Congress, 2nd Session, pg956-957, Rep. Richard Cain speech on the Civil Rights Bill, February 3, 1875
We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want.
- Jim Rohn
Racism is sin, which is why as far as I am aware, for millenniums it has existed in almost every society and culture! Because Democrat origins extend back only as far as colonial America ensures that they did not invent racism; however, I do confidently declare that Democrats have certainly perfected it!
How can I justify such a statement? Speaking to the behavior of men who reject God, in Romans 1:28-30, the apostle Paul declares:
“Because they (mankind) did not retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate(depraved) mind to do those things which are not proper…inventors of evil things”
During Reconstruction (1865-1875), Blacks were able to achieve some incredible political advances winning many state and federal elections. These accomplishments came exclusively through ‘suffrage’, which means voting rights. Of course, White Democrats were not going to stand by idly and tolerate being governed by their former slaves, so they fought back against the Black vote using any and all available means. What I find most intriguing is the incredible evil creativity used by Democrats to wreak their havoc. The following list is a good illustration of the Democrats’ perverted genius to keep Black people from voting; or as Romans 1:30 declares, “inventors of evil”! All 11* of the following tactics were invented, codified as law, and then enforced…by Democrats!
However, I need to warn you, that many of the sources** that I site of these 11 tactics to keep Blacks from suffrage (Black voting) do not indicate they are the creation of the Democrat party. Yet, this is the deception of the contemporary liberal, both Black and White…who blame past atrocities against Blacks on…White people---rather than Democrat White people!
1.Poll tax.1* This was a tax levied against Blacks for them to vote. However, Blacks emerging from slavery were very poor and could not pay a tax. This Democrat-created law was not completely eliminated until 1971.
2.Literacy tests.2* Some tests were up to 20 pages long. The test required that a voter show a certain level of reading and comprehension before casting a vote. Black literacy was prohibited by law in the south therefore, it was obvious that a majority of blacks could not pass a test that was created and monitored by the Democrats, who rejected Blacks’ right to vote.
3.Grandfather clause.3* This Democrat ingenuity only permitted people whose father or grandfather had previously been registered to vote. Obviously, this excluded Blacks who were only given the right to vote with the recent passage of the 15th amendment.
4.Creative Election Methods.4* For example, Democrats created the idea of ‘multiple ballots.’ Only Republicans were required to vote at multiple locations to complete a ballot. If the ballot was incomplete, it was rejected. Often as many as 8 locations were necessary for a ballot to be official. Democrats would simply not inform Blacks of voting locations. In addition, they created the ‘Hide-and-seek’ method. Democrats would simply hide the polling locations and move the ballot boxes if discovered. Finally, a third method of restricting the Black vote was to post armed guards to ensure no votes were cast.
5.Black Codes (Jim Crow laws).5* Laws were enacted which allowed Blacks to vote only if they owned agricultural property. Other laws were passed prohibiting Blacks from entering a town or city without permission, which was the location of the ballot boxes. Furthermore, Blacks were not allowed to own weapons, leaving them unprotected against Klan violence. In addition, more laws were passed to force segregation6*, which replaced the anti-segregation laws passed by Republicans during Reconstruction.
6.Gerrymandering.7* Named after Elbridge Gerry, who in order to ensure victory during an 1812 election in the state of Massachusetts, redrew district lines to resemble a salamander. Both adopted and perfected by the southern Democrats who used this method to ensure that districts remained a White majority.
7.White-only primaries.8* Democrats enacted laws to prohibit blacks from voting in primaries by ensuring that no Black was placed on the ballot.
8.Physical Intimidation and Violence. Church burning, cross burning, rapes, beatings, incarceration. Black South Carolina Representative Robert Brown Elliot declared, “the declared purpose [of the Democratic Party is] to defeat the ballot with the bullet and other coercive means.”9*
9.State Constitution revision. During Reconstruction(1866-1876), states were forced to re-write their constitutions to include civil rights and voting rights for Blacks. For example, North Carolina.10* However, as soon as Democrats re-assumed political power after Reconstruction (1876 and forward), they simply rewrote the state constitutions to exclude Blacks. For example, North Carolina.11*
10.Property ownership. Blacks could only vote if they owned land or property. For example, in 1901, a voter had own land or property in excess of $300.0012* (equivalent to $6500 today) in order to vote. Obviously, this meant that Blacks could not vote, who as just released from slavery, owned little or nothing.
11.Crimes & Eligibility Requirements. For example, Florida withheld voting rights for committing a crime of violating any list of petty offenses, such as unemployed Blacks would be charged with vagrancy for looking for work.13* Or, Blacks would be required to reside in a state for two years to become eligible to vote.14*
And I repeat, the contemporary liberal trick is to blame the creation and enforcement of these draconian racist laws, which have been familiar to historians for over a century, on White people--instead of their actual source--Democrat Whites!!
*All the credit goes to David Barton of Wallbuilders.com for digging out these 11 tactics in his incredible work, ‘Setting the Record Straight, American History in Black and White’.
**Any google search will reveal multiple sources verifying the existence of these different laws, i.e.tactics.
1* Tennessee: Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: American’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (New York, Harper & Row, 1988), pg422. AND, Texas: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/african-americans-and-politics
4*Wilson, Woodrow, A History of the American People, (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902), Vol.5, p137. Perhaps the greatest of all historical evidence is known as ‘Enemy attestation’. President Wilson was a rabid racist, and an enemy of Black people, indicting his own party, i.e.the Democrats, writing on page 137: “Every device known to politicians, every plan that could be hit upon that politicians had never before been driven to resort to was made use of to reduce or nullify the negro vote.” “no man any longer found it hard to learn methods of mastery which were not the methods of law or honor or fair play.” “Voting places were often fixed at points so remote from the centers of population that only a small proportion of the negroes could reach them during the hours for voting.” “In some cases, separate ballot boxes were used for the several offices to be filled at the elections, so lettered that the illiterate negroes distinguished them with difficulty and so shifted in their order from time to time that the sequence in which they stood was constantly being changed, and no vote was counted which was not put into the right box. In districts where the negroes mustered in unusual numbers too few voting places were provided, and the voters were prevented from casting their ballots rapidly by premeditated delays of all sorts so that the full vote of the district could not be cast”
6* http://www.cnn.com/fyi/interactive/specials/bhm/story/timeline.html. Tennessee was the first state to do so in 1881.
7* Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: American’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (New York, Harper & Row, 1988), pg590.
9*Congressional Globe, 42nd Congress, 1st Session, pg.390, Rep.Robert Brown Elliott addressing the KKK Bill, April 1, 1871
10*The Federal and State Constitutions, Vol.V, pp.2800-2803, 2814, 1868 North Carolina Constitution. “Declaration of Rights, “ #1, #10, #33, Article 6, Section 1.
11*The Federal and State Constitutions, Vol.V, pp.2822-2823, 2834-2835, 1876 North Carolina Constitution. “Declaration of Rights, “ #1, #10, Article 5, Section 1; Article 6. Section 4
12*For The Federal and State Constitutions, Vol.I, pp210, 1901 Alabama Carolina Constitution. Article 8, #181
13*Debois, Black Reconstruction in America, p.167; Florida History, People & Politics, “Black Codes”
14*Alabama Public Television, “History of the 1901 Alabama Constitution”
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