Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LET FREEDOM RING?

If you love well researched articles, have an open mind, enjoy intellectual stimulation and have a yearning for the truth, there is a wonderful place to visit called: On Racism and Republicans.

This is by one of my favorite bloggers whose regular blog is called, "Important Stuff--or Not".

From time-to-time I will post from his excellent research, and I hope you will often visit, not only this well researched posting, but his regular blog as well.

Here are some important and revealing quotes from his research:

Blacks "are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind." --Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)President, 1801-09

"I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good--a positive good." --Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837. Vice President, 1825-32. His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

"If blacks were given the right to vote, that would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man." --Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844. President, 1865-69

"Resolved, That the Democratic Party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made." --Platform of the Democratic Party, 1852

Blacks are "a subordinate and inferior class of beings who had been subjugated by the dominant race." --Chief Justice Roger Taney, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856
Appointed Attorney General by Andrew Jackson in 1831
Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Andrew Jackson in 1833
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Andrew Jackson in 1836

"Resolved, That claiming fellowship with, and desiring the co-operation of all who regard the preservation of the Union under the Constitution as the paramount issue--and repudiating all sectional parties and platforms concerning domestic slavery, which seek to embroil the States and incite to treason and armed resistance to law in the Territories; and whose avowed purposes, if consummated, must end in civil war and disunion, the American Democracy recognize and adopt the principles contained in the organic laws establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as embodying the only sound and safe solution of the 'slavery question' upon which the great national idea of the people of this whole country can repose in its determined conservatism of the Union--NON-INTERFERENCE BY CONGRESS WITH SLAVERY IN STATE AND TERRITORY, OR IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" (emphasis in original). --Platform of the Democratic Party, 1856

"I hold that a Negro is not and never ought to be a citizen of the United States. I hold that this government was made on the white basis; made by the white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever, and should be administered by white men and none others." --Sen. Stephen A. Douglas (D., Ill.), 1858
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1860

"Resolved, That the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect." --Platform of the Democratic Party, 1860

"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and, sir, by no legislation, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction." --Rep. Fernando Wood (D., N.Y.), 1865. Mayor of New York City, 1855-58, 1860-62

"My fellow citizens, I have said that the contest before us was one for the restoration of our government; it is also one for the restoration of our race. It is to prevent the people of our race from being exiled from their homes--exiled from the government which they formed and created for themselves and for their children, and to prevent them from being driven out of the country or trodden under foot by an inferior and barbarous race."--Francis P. Blair Jr., accepting the Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1868
Democratic Senator from Missouri, 1869-72. His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

Oh...there are many, many more quotes to come.

The interesting response of some liberal/progressives is along the lines of  "But this is not the same Democratic Party as we have today."

Oh yeah?

Well, stay tuned, because future posts will feature Democrat quotes from as late as last week.

3 comments:

Mizz Anonymous said...

Amen Brother.

sue hanes said...

Hey jo jo - Add this to your list of famous quotes:

'All Men Are Created Equal'

~Thomas Jefferson
Slave Owner
Third President of the U.S.A
Founder of the U. of V.


Here's another quote:

'Thomas Jefferson speaks with forked tongue'


~Sue Hanes
The Mad Blogger

Lone Ranger said...

Slave owner co-founds democrat party.

Slave owner says all men are created equal.

Jefferson not only first democrat, but first democrat hypocrite.

TRADITION!