Liberals love to revise American history because they are ashamed of their past. Maybe it is time to set the record straight on things. Here is a timeline of the two parties from beginning until now. For those of you who may not be aware; in the year 2016 the term Liberal is synonymous with Democrat.
The 13th Democratic President was Jimmy Carter, elected in 1977, is another contender for the worst president trophy. Mainly known for bowing to the Russians in the midst of the Cold War, failing to recover 20 American hostages from Iran, and accomplishing practically nothing to recover from the recession he was in. What many people don’t know is that Jimmy Carter set the stage for the Bank Crash and Great Recession of 2008.
The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 sought to address discrimination in loans made to individuals and businesses from low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The Act mandates that all banking institutions that receive Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance be evaluated by Federal banking agencies to determine if the bank offers credit in all communities in which they are chartered to do business. Basically, this was an extension of the “Great Society” ideology that banks needed to be forced to give loans to those who couldn’t afford it.
Now, after Jimmy Carter, there were some more accomplishments for Civil Rights that were brought to you by the Republican Party. On September 15, 1981 President Ronald Reagan established the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs, and on June 29, 1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act.
On August 10, 1988 President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR. One cannot forget that on November 21, 1991 President George H. W. Bush signed the Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen the existing federal civil rights legislation.
This brings us to the 14th Democrat President; William Jefferson Clinton, who was elected in 1993. Clinton was constantly joked about as being our “first black president”, though he his record isn’t exactly stellar. One of his biggest mistakes as president concerning the black community was potentially The Violent Crime Control Act of 1991. To quote the former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, this bill was to deal with urban youth she referred to as “super predators” with “no conscience, no empathy” who were needed to be “brought to heel”.
The second thing that Bill Clinton did that was bolster the Community Reinvestment Act that Jimmy Carter put into law. Because of this, regulators in the mid-nineties, began to hold banks accountable in serious ways. Banks responded to this new accountability by increasing the CRA loans they made, a move that entailed relaxing their lending standards even to the point of “predatory lending”. All under the guise of equality and bringing up the poor, banks were forced to give loans that the poor couldn’t afford, which played a very large part of one of the worst recessions in our nation’s history.
This brings us to the 15th and most recent Democrat President; Barack Obama. In what was supposed to be a historic moment for the nation that used to have Blacks in the chains of slavery, Barack Obama became the first Black President. Unfortunately, his legacy has much to be desired in the matter of race. He has spent his entire presidency interjecting himself into local issues, demonizing the police force, continuously stating how African Americans cannot succeed without the Government, and instilling multiple programs to bolster that thought process.
The President that was supposed to show that “racism is dead” in America, has done more to set race relations in this country back, than both Lyndon Johnson and Andrew Johnson combined. Optimists hoped Obama would usher in a new age of racial harmony. Pessimists feared a surge in racial strife. Unfortunately, the Pessimists were correct. Multiple race riots, dead police officers, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and an extremely disappointed African American community is all that Obama has for a legacy.
The Obama presidency has played out as a cruel joke on members of the African American community who, despite providing indispensable votes, critical support and unstinting loyalty, find themselves largely shut out from the nation’s post-Great Recession economic recovery. Blacks have, traded away substantive policy demands for the largely symbolic, psychological, and emotional victory of having a black president and first family in the White House for eight years.
In Conclusion, let’s go over some quick facts and talking points.
Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery.
Fact: During the Civil War era, the “Radical Republicans” were given that name because they wanted to not only end slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights.
Fact: The Ku Klux Klan was originally and primarily an arm of the Southern Democratic Party. Its mission was to terrorize freed slaves and “ni**er-loving” (their words) Republicans who sympathized with them.
Fact: Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never “switched” on racism. The Democrats just switched from overt racism to a subversive strategy of getting blacks as dependent as possible on government to secure their votes. At the same time, they began a cynical smear campaign to label anyone who opposes their devious strategy as greedy racists.
So the next time a Liberal tries to tell you that Republicans are racist, or that the Democrats have done many positive things to help the Black Community in this country. Just refer them to some actual history. Knowledge is power! History matters! Knowledge of history is just as important as current events, especially when history just continuously repeats itself. To understand history, to remain current, and to utilize common sense is vital for the future of the people of America.
African Americans, and all other minorities should NEVER vote for the Democrat Party. It’s Common Sense!