Civil Rights laws and the social programs have all happened because of Democratic push.
That's factually false. Historically and legislatively false regarding Civil Rights laws!
And note that she said in the plural "Civil Rights laws." Here's a little history lesson for her. Republicans have championed Civil Rights and supported freedom and liberties for minorities for over a 140 years.
First, it was the Republicans who brought forth a series of Civil Rights Acts to the forefront beginning in 1866. And then you have the 1870, 1871, 1875, 1957, 1960 and 1964 Civil Rights Acts. A century worth of hate by Democrats who pretty much didn't want to do anything with black people and sought ways to lessen any liberties given to blacks by Republicans in Congress during the late 19th century and part of the early 20th century. This is true during a period of time when you had Democrat controlled Congress in much of the 20th century who sought ways to strike down or restrict previous Civil Rights Acts by passing laws and such that restricted the freedom and liberties of black Americans by reversing what Republicans in Congress have tried to do right beginning in 1866. It was only during the 1960s that Democrats began to do the right thing and to uphold the civil rights for minorities
It was the Republicans in Congress and even Republican presidents have tried to do the right thing in the 19th and 20th century but only to see that Democrats have reversed their efforts to limits any freedom given to blacks and minorities.
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And then you then have more Democrats joining with Republicans and help contribute to the 1964 and 1968 Civil Rights Acts. Before any of this was possible Congress had to abolish slavery first by passing the 13th Amendment on April 8, 1865. 100% of the Republicans in Congress voted for the Amendment while 63% of the Democrats were against it in the Senate vote. This Amendment set the stage for future Civil Rights Acts and other Amendments.
13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
- the first Civil Rights Act passed by all Republicans while most of the Democrats voted against it the Senate bill #61.
TO PASS S. 61. -- GovTrack.us
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The Senate passed the 14th Amendment on June 8, 1866, by a vote of 33 to 11 (33 Republicans voted yes, while 3 Republicans and 8 Democrats voted no).
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
TO PASS H. J. RES. 127. (P. 3042-2) -- GovTrack.us
Then in 1869 in a Republican-controlled 40th Congress voted for the 15th Amendment giving blacks the right to vote. Nearly all Republicans in Congress voted in favor, though a few abstained, saying it did not go far enough. Nearly all Democrats in Congress voted against the 15th Amendment.
The House of Representatives passed the 15th Amendment on February 25, 1869, by a vote of 144 to 44, and the Senate passed the 15th Amendment on February 26, 1869, by a vote of 39 to 13. On March 30, 1870, Secretary of State Hamilton Fish issued a proclamation certifying the ratification of the 15th Amendment by the states.
15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
1870, 1871, and 1875 Civil Rights Act - All passed mostly by Republicans in Congress. Special note on the 1871 Civil Rights Act:
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1871- Republicans Outlawed the Ku Klux Klan. In 1871, the Republican-controlled 42nd Congress passed a Civil Rights Act aimed at the Ku Klux Klan. Guilty of murdering hundreds of African-Americans, this terrorist organization had also eradicated the Republican Party throughout most of the South. The law empowered the Republican administration of Ulysses Grant to protect the civil rights of the former slaves in federal court, bypassing the Democrat-controlled state courts.
The 1871 Civil Rights Act, along with the GOP’s 1870 Civil Rights Act, effectively banned the Klan and enabled Republican officials to arrest hundreds of Klansmen. Though the U.S. Supreme Court would eventually strike down most of the 1871 Civil Rights Act, the Ku Klux Klan was crushed. The KKK did not rise again until the Democratic administration of President Woodrow Wilson.
1957 Civil Rights Act was passed where all of the Republicans voted for it while a substantial number of Democrats were against it in the Senate chamber.
HR. 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957. PASSED. -- GovTrack.us
1960 Civil Rights Act - 83% of the Republicans in the Senate voted for it while 64% of the Democrats voted for the HR #8601 bill. And this was a Democratically controlled Congress (65 Democrats vs 35 Republicans).
HR. 8601. PASSAGE OF AMENDED BILL. -- GovTrack.us
1964 Civil Rights Act - 81% of the Senate Republicans voted for the bill while 64% of the Democrats voted for the bill. This was a Democratically controlled Congress as well with 64 Democrats vs 32 at the time of the vote (4 Senate seats were vacant).
HR. 7152. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964. MANSFIELD MOTION THAT THE SENATE TAKE UP THE BILL. -- GovTrack.us
Simply put, the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, secession, and segregation and is now the party of socialism. Remember "Obama money" in 2008 and 2009?
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All within the theme of keeping blacks and other minorities under Democrats' control rather than give them their freedom and liberty they deserve in their own pursuit to happiness. Sorry, but history has always been on the Republican side for more than 140 years on supporting blacks/African-Americans and other minorities when it comes to Civil Rights laws.
So, the next time when someone makes the claim that only a small handful of Republicans helped with the scores of Civil Rights laws that helped blacks and the many minorities their freedom and liberty then be sure to bookmark this thread so you can give people a little history lesson.
Just as well use this thread to point out people who continue to make claims that Republicans in general are racist while conveniently ignoring the Democrats' overtly racist past ever since the 1830s up to the 1960s, and how they continue to use social programs of today to gain control of people's own freedom. Granted, there were racist overtones and even attitudes on both sides of the party but the history of the Democrat party was notoriously rife with racist attitudes. So racist they were they even let a former KKK member and leader, Senator Byrd, who even filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to continue to hold his seat well into his senile years until his death.
Let this thread be dedicated to help bring awareness the factual history regarding civil rights. This is about giving people the power of freedom, their liberties, and the power of greater independence. It is so much better than to be dependent on the government for everything and be under their shackles.