WASHINGTON – Could it be true? Is it possible the biggest and most glowing assumptions most Americans have about the Democratic Party are just lies?
What if, instead of being the party of civil rights, the champion of minorities and advocates for equality and dignity under the law, the Democrats were actually the historical institution of hate, bigotry, slavery, Jim Crow discrimination, segregation and racist violence?
It’s true. Just as Hillary Clinton is touting her party’s appeal to minorities, just as she’s blasting the GOP for not reaching out to those voters, just as activists are trying to eliminate voter ID plans that simply assure votes are cast by Americans, by claiming they discriminate against minorities, three prominent voices are joining in a chorus of truth.
That Hillary probably won’t like.
For example, author Ben Kinchlow has revealed that the KKK was the military wing of the Democratic Party and was not only infamous for lynching blacks through the early part of the 20th century, but for lynching Republicans.
And filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has affirmed all major civil rights legislation through the mid-1960s was passed with Republican votes and Democrat opposition.
And commentator William Federer has exposed a long list of shockers, including that Southern Democrats attempted to keep former slaves from voting. He writes that on Jan. 8, 1867, Republicans granted voting rights to former slaves in the District of Columbia by overriding President Andrew Johnson’s veto. On July 19, 1867, Republicans passed more legislation protecting voting rights of all freed slaves after overriding again President Andrew Johnson’s veto. On March 30, 1868, Republicans began impeachment proceedings of President Andrew Johnson.
The voices include one black American, Kinchlow, the WND columnist and endearing former co-host of “The 700 Club” whose book, “Black Yellow Dogs,” took off earlier this year after a riveting television interview.
And an Indian-American, D’Souza, who has the hottest documentary of the year, and a bestselling book, titled “Hillary’s America.”
And the historian, Federer, a prolific author and columnist who took on the topic of Democratic racism in his popular “American Minute” daily feature in WND.
The historical narrative they provide is basically unchallenged and well documented.
But are the facts they present in books and a new movie enough to make a difference in the presidential election?
“The progressive Democrats dominate three institutions: academia, Hollywood and the media, and those are the three largest megaphones in culture,” said D’Souza, writer and director of the explosive new documentary “Hillary’s America” and author of the accompanying book. “And so you can get away with a lot of propaganda if you control those three levers of power.
“So the Democrats have been able to concoct this story about their own history and sell it through the textbooks and through the media, and no one has really had a big enough voice to contest them, and that’s why I’m thrilled to be doing it in this film.”
The true story of the Democratic Party and minorities is much different than what mainstream academia, Hollywood and the media would have us believe. As D’Souza documents in “Hillary’s America,” the party was founded by Andrew Jackson, a slave owner who publicly defended the institution of slavery while also violently forcing Native Americans off their lands. The Republican Party, meanwhile, was founded by a group of Wisconsin citizens to stop the spread of slavery into the federal territories.
See a stunning snippet from the footage assembled for the movie:
In 1857, the Supreme Court infamously decided Dred Scott was not an American citizen, but his master’s property. Seven of the nine justices at the time were Democrat appointees, and one of them, Chief Justice Roger Taney, stated in his decision that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.”
After the Civil War, it was Republicans who pushed through the 13th Amendment officially abolishing slavery. Southern Democrats then tried to re-enslave the newly freed blacks by passing black codes and Jim Crow laws.
Federer, a nationally known speaker, bestselling author and historian, recently chronicled “The Ugly History of Democratic Suppression of Blacks” in a WND column.
According to Federer: “On Feb. 5, 1866, Republican Rep. Thaddeus Stevens introduced legislation to give former slaves ’40 acres and a mule,’ but Democrats opposed it, led by President Andrew Johnson. On April 9, 1866, Republicans in Congress overrode President Johnson’s veto and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on freed slaves.
“To force Southern states to extend state citizenship rights to former slaves, Republicans in the U.S. House passed the 14th Amendment, May 10, 1866, as did the Senate, June 8, 1866. One hundred percent of Democrats voted against it.”
Some Democrats in the post-Civil War era did not believe black men were capable of much. Ben Kinchlow, a minister, broadcaster and businessman, uncovered an interesting nugget in his book “Black Yellowdogs.” Black congressman Robert Brown Elliott, a South Carolina Republican, once debated several Democratic opponents over a civil rights bill on the floor of the U.S. House. Democrats could not refute his argument on its merits, so they charged that Elliott had not actually written his floor speech. They argued a Negro by himself “could accomplish nothing of literary excellence.”
All of this helps explain why blacks voted overwhelmingly for Republicans in the post-Civil War years. In the 1876 presidential election, 99 percent of blacks voted Republican. According to Kinchlow, black Democrats were so rare that one congressman recorded his encounter with one in the Congressional Record in 1868.
Not many Americans know this history, and Kinchlow blames the media for failing to tell people the truth.
“Unfortunately, the media have become a leftist-leaning organization, and that’s why the American people do not know what the real facts are,” Kinchlow told WND. “What they’re getting is propaganda.”
Modern Democrats wail that any Republican attempt to pass voter ID laws is a “racist” attempt to suppress the minority vote, but Democrats have not always felt that way.
Federer explains: “The 15th Amendment, granting the right to vote to all men regardless of race, was passed Feb. 3, 1870, overcoming 97 percent Democrat opposition. Once Southern Democrats could no longer keep former slaves from voting, they attempted to intimidate them through KKK-type vigilante activities and lynchings.”
In fact, Kinchlow has revealed the KKK was a significant Democrat constituency group, helping to elect legislators, sheriffs, judges and mayors who went on to become Klan members. The Klan frequently targeted white Republicans for being “n-gger lovers” who wanted to help blacks secure their constitutionally guaranteed rights.
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While the KKK roamed across the South lynching blacks, the Democrats never allowed a single federal anti-lynching measure to become law, according to Kinchlow’s research. When the House passed an anti-lynching bill in 1922, Southern Democrats killed it, arguing it was unconstitutional because it interfered with state and local authority. House Democrats also filibustered to death anti-lynching measures in 1937 and 1940.
Woodrow Wilson, the progressive Democrat icon, did not hold such “progressive” views on race by modern standards. He segregated the U.S. Navy, and some of his Cabinet heads re-segregated facilities such as restrooms and cafeterias in their buildings.
When a group of black professionals came to the White House to complain to Wilson about these policies, the president rebuffed them, declaring, “Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.”
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democratic Party hero, is lauded for his New Deal, but it wasn’t always such a good deal for blacks, according to D’Souza. For example, the Federal Housing Administration, created in 1934, made home-ownership accessible for white people by guaranteeing their loans, but it explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even those who lived near black people.
Democrats continued to resist racial integration into the 1950s. According to Federer: “Republican President Eisenhower ordered the desegregation of Washington, D.C., public schools after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. When Southern Democrat governors resisted desegregation, Republican Eisenhower sent in federal troops. Eisenhower forced integration by having federal soldiers escort black students.”
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is widely misperceived as a Democrat law because it was signed by Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson. However, it was anything but, as Federer has explained.
In 1957 and 1959, President Eisenhower proposed civil rights bills to enforce the 15th Amendment, but Senate Democrats filibustered the bills and watered them down. When Southern Democrats demanded anyone who violated the 1959 civil rights bill should face trial before all-white Southern juries, Vice President Richard Nixon cast the deciding Senate vote to reject that amendment.
A few years later, President John F. Kennedy called for a bill emulating the Republican Civil Rights Act of 1875, but Southern Democrats fiercely opposed it. Democrat Sen. Richard Russell declared: “We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states.”
However, it was around this time the Democratic Party began to change the tactics it had been employing for 100 years. Federer explains:
“From the Civil War to Lyndon Johnson, Southern Democrats were accused of engaging in negative motivation and intimidation tactics to keep African-Americans from voting.
“As television and media coverage of these tactics grew, it resulted in bad press for the Democratic Party. Political strategists proposed a switch from ‘the bullet’ to ‘the bribe,’ from ‘intimidation’ to ‘entitlement.’
“In other words, if the African-American vote could no longer be suppressed, then maybe it could be manipulated and controlled through dependency on entitlement programs.”
To this end, even though Democrat senators filibustered the civil rights bill nonstop for 71 days in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson convinced the leaders of his party to accept a compromised bill, which he signed into law. However, as Kinchlow has written, Republicans still voted for the legislation at greater rates than Democrats did, in both the House and Senate.
Nevertheless, Johnson and the Democrats had scored a major coup. As the president explained privately to two Democratic Party governors, “I’ll have those n—ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
Of course, blacks have voted overwhelmingly Democrat for the past 50 years because of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Johnson’s Great Society. The Democrats have cited their support of generous welfare programs as evidence they are the party that cares about black people.
However, black conservative leader, radio host and WND columnist Jesse Lee Peterson, author of “The Antidote,” charges Democrats do not sincerely want blacks to improve their lot in life. As evidence, he noted many ways in which Democrats have cut off the lifeline for black Americans to make sure they can’t improve their lives.
“They destroyed the educational system for black Americans,” Peterson alleged. “That’s cutting off the lifeline. They made it impossible for blacks to start up businesses in the urban areas due to out-of-control crime and violence, and find jobs. They cut off the jobs by bringing in the illegal aliens. That’s cutting off the lifeline.
“And they have created hostility between the races, and so it’s almost impossible for white Americans, those who want to help blacks, it’s impossible for them to help them because blacks have believed the lie that white folks are against them. So that’s cut off the lifeline.
“They put them in the projects around the country – low-income homes. That’s cutting off the lifeline. So they definitely do not want blacks to improve in their lives, and they have made sure they can’t by cutting off their lifelines.”
See D’Souza’s works at the WND Superstore, including “Hillary’s America,” “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” “2016: Obama’s America,” “God Forsaken,” “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” and “What’s So Great About Christianity.”
D’Souza shares a similar view about what Democrats are trying to do to blacks. He explained Democrats have brainwashed black people into thinking ladders of opportunity don’t exist in America and only Democratic Party policies can improve black lives. He said it is as if Democrats are standing on top of a tall building and letting down a rope, promising to pull black people up if they only hang onto the rope. Many blacks, of course, hold on tight to the metaphorical rope.
“But what they don’t realize is the Democrats have no intention of pulling them up,” D’Souza revealed. “The Democrats want to pull them a few feet and then hold, and the reason they want to hold is because they want blacks to be eternally dependent on the Democratic Party.
“What the Democratic Party cares about is not blacks, but black votes. And so, in order to secure those black votes, they’ve got to make sure the blacks who are in poverty never get out of poverty, and that in fact is the strategy of the progressive Democrats.”
Democrats may accuse Republicans of being bigots and racists, but some modern Democrats are not the tolerant folks they claim to be.
When Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, the NAACP sued him for violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A three-judge panel in Arkansas ordered him to redraw electoral districts to allow blacks greater voting strength. This was the man considered “our first black president.”
Furthermore, D’Souza noted one of the recently leaked DNC emails revealed hypocritical party operatives mocking a black woman’s name.
However, far more significant than mere mockery is D’Souza’s observation that Democrats have essentially recreated the old rural slave plantations in present-day inner cities. He classifies ghettoes, slums and barrios as “urban plantations” that enslave blacks in lives of misery and dependency.
“If you look at the features of the old rural plantation, they have been replicated in the new urban plantation,” D’Souza said.
These common features, according to D’Souza, include ramshackle dwellings, broken families and a high degree of violence required to hold the “plantation” together. Everybody gets a meager provision, but no one really gets ahead. Hopelessness, nihilism and despair permeate the residents’ lives.
“These were the conditions that described the old slave plantations, and they’re exactly the same conditions that we find in inner city Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago and so on,” D’Souza reasoned. “And the same people that ran the old rural plantations are running the new urban plantations, so how much has really changed?”