We are NOT sorry that your slaves are revolting on your Baltimore plantation. You clearly learned nothing from your Civil War. Slavery is WRONG! Now stop it!
Everybody else (Except ISIS - slavery is OK with them too)
So it continues...
The democrats will never let their slaves go! They can't get them to pick cotton anymore, but they have locked up their votes. Until the slaves decide to leave the plantation, it is almost difficult to feel sorry for them. 50 years of Democrat rule and Democrat policies in Baltimore have resulted in the slave uprising we are witnessing.
A brief history
Since the 1600's some American colonists had been owning slaves with regularity. There is even a historical debate as to whether the first documented / legal slave owner was a black man. Regardless, it is documented history that black colonists did legally own slaves.
And let us point out that there were no political parties at this time. Slavery didn't become contentious until the formation of the United States. Our founding fathers debated slavery, but could not come to agreement, and all decided it was not the issue that should prevent the formation of this new republic. The government was formed so brilliantly by the constitution, it is hard to believe they could not get that one right. They chose not to address the issue, and so just lit the fuse.
Even after the formation of the new government slavery was not a partisan issue. It was more or less a religious issue. Yes! Those religious nuts were running around, ranting and raving about the evils of slavery! Both the Party of Jefferson (Democratic-Republican Party) and the Party of Adams (The Federalist Party), were buying and selling slaves, and engaging in slavery for commercial gain, and personal comfort.
During the Jackson Administration the two party system morphed into the Democrats (Jackson's Party) and the Whigs (Those opposed to Jackson Party). Still slavery was not a partisan issue. It was not until the 1850's that slavery became political again. The Whig Party dissolved over the issue of slavery during this period. Slave owning Whigs joined the Democrats, who were either for slavery or willing not to pass judgement. Abolitionist Whigs formed the Republican party. So let's take this moment to point out that no Republican ever owned slaves. I assure you that a man on the street survey would show that very few Americans know this. They sure do not teach it in public schools. In fact they do contortions to leave you to believe that it is the Republicans who have always oppressed Black people.
When the Republican Party had it's first nominee (Abraham Lincoln ) elected president Democrats became so alarmed that the Party of Abolitionists would take away their slaves the Confedaracy was formed.
By the time of Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven states had seceded, and the Confederate States of America had been formally established, with Jefferson Davis as its elected president. One month later, the American Civil War began when Confederate forces under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina. In 1863, as the tide turned against the Confederacy, Lincoln emancipated the slaves and in 1864 won reelection. In April 1865, he was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after the American Civil War effectively ended with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.Once Democrats thought they might lose their slaves, they started the Civil War! Millions of Americans died because Democrats wanted to keep their slaves!
The confederacy lost, and the Emancipation of slaves by the Republicans was complete.
But not so fast.....
Democrats were still unwilling to let their slaves go, so they invented sharecropping.
After the Civil War, former slaves sought jobs, and planters sought laborers. The absence of cash or an independent credit system led to the creation of sharecropping.Believe it or not, this new form of slavery lasted until the 1930's - 1940's. During this period the sharecroppers revolted by forming unions. Democrat plantation owners retaliated with violence.
Sharecropping is a system where the landlord/planter allows a tenant to use the land in exchange for a share of the crop. This encouraged tenants to work to produce the biggest harvest that they could, and ensured they would remain tied to the land and unlikely to leave for other opportunities. In the South, after the Civil War, many black families rented land from white owners and raised cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, and rice. In many cases, the landlords or nearby merchants would lease equipment to the renters, and offer seed, fertilizer, food, and other items on credit until the harvest season. At that time, the tenant and landlord or merchant would settle up, figuring out who owed whom and how much
Slavery in the 20th Century
The situation of landless farmers who challenged the system in the rural south as late as 1941 has been described thus: "he is at once a target subject of ridicule and vitriolic denunciation; he may even be waylaid by hooded or unhooded leaders of the community, some of whom may be public officials. If a white man persists in 'causing trouble', the night riders may pay him a visit, or the officials may haul him into court; if he is a Negro, a mob may hunt him down."
Sharecroppers formed unions in the 1930s, beginning in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1931, and Arkansas in 1934. Membership in the Southern Tenant Farmers Union included both blacks and poor whites. As leadership strengthened, meetings became more successful, and protest became more vigorous, landlords responded with a wave of terror.It was only mechanization of farming that eventually brought the institution of sharecropping to an end in the United States. Think about that for a second!
But not so fast.....
Democrats were still unwilling to let their slaves go, so they invented Jim Crow Laws.
Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation state and local laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in Southern United States that continued in force until 1965 mandating de jure racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern U.S. states (of the former Confederacy), starting in 1890 with a "separate but equal" status for African Americans. Conditions for African Americans were consistently inferior and underfunded compared to those provided for white Americans. This decision institutionalized a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages. De jure segregation mainly applied to the Southern United States, while Northern segregation was generally de facto — patterns of segregation in housing enforced by covenants, bank lending practices and job discrimination, including discriminatory union practices for decades.It wasn't until 1964 that Jim Crow laws were legally ended.
On July 2, 1964, Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. It invoked the commerce clause to outlaw discrimination in public accommodations (privately owned restaurants, hotels, and stores, and in private schools and workplaces). This use of the commerce clause was upheld in Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States 379 US 241 (1964).It is my belief that this is why Democrats are seen in modern day politics as the champions of the Black race. Only because the sitting President was a Democrat do democrats get to absolve themselves of their sins of slavery. And as to how Republicans who freed the slaves became the foil? I really have no good explanation other than indoctrination or re-education by public schools and the media. Another man on the street survey would most likely show that most Americans believe Republicans opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This just simply is not true. All you have to do is look at the votes for this Act to see that Democrats still wanted their slaves. In every instance Republicans were far more in favor of this Act than Democrats.
Once again, it was really the Republicans that came to the rescue of Black slaves.
By partyThe original House version:
Cloture in the Senate:
- Democratic Party: 152–96
- Republican Party: 138–34
The Senate version:
- Democratic Party: 44–23
- Republican Party: 27–6
The Senate version, voted on by the House:
- Democratic Party: 46–21
- Republican Party: 27–6
- Democratic Party: 153–91
- Republican Party: 136–35
But not so fast.....
Democrats were still unwilling to let their slaves go, so they invented welfare.
Democrats now keep their slaves on the plantation by handing out welfare and other entitlements at the expense of tax payers. The allure of free stuff is just too magnetic. And while Republicans have been fighting to free Blacks from Democrat enslavement once again by eliminating welfare and the stagnation of lives, Democrats have fooled Blacks into being resentful of such attempts.
Democrats have always argued that they love Black people and have always had their best interests close to their hearts. When the issue was actual slaves as property they argued that it was the most humane thing to do since Blacks hadn't been able to civilize themselves. Slavery was their path to civilization.
Democrats argued that sharecropping was in the best interest of the ex-slaves. After all? What else were they going to do?
And finally, democrats today argue that welfare is in the best interest of their ex-slaves as a helping hand, despite the facts of generational addiction to free stuff ultimately resulting in poverty.
Are all Democrats part of the slavery conspiracy? Certainly not. Those that are not are just from the 'Unicorn and Fuzzy Bunny' wing of the Party. If it sounds like charity, makes them feel warm and gooey on the inside, then they are for it.
But let's be clear about one thing. When it comes to race, Republicans are not the bad guys.
Massa is still out there. Burn her plantation down!