posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 10:27 PM
As a Black man i say this and its not my opinion its a fact most of us(blacks)are democrats because our parents where.Once when i was politically
unaware and you asked me what my party affiliation was i would say"democrat"why because it was what my entire family was.
Recently after hearing about Republicans are racist,i can not agree with that because in my entire military career most of the white
republicans"officers and senior NCO's where fair had good values and not the least bit racist.I realize that alot of my African American brothers
and sisters will call me the usual names"uncle tom,sell out,oreo"But if you really get down to it Alot of our greatest Black heroes
1:I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.
2:I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, circa 1818 – February 20, 1895) an American abolitionist, women's suffragist,
editor, orator, author, statesman, minister and reformer. Escaping from slavery, he contributed to strongly to its abolition, and achieved a public
career that led to his being called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia". Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African
American and United States history.
He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would
unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."
Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was a radical activist and author. A criminal turned left-wing journalist for Ramparts and a
leading member of the Black Panther Party, he later turned to the right and towards the Republican Party.
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (May 10, 1837 – December 21, 1921) was the first non-white and first person of African American descent to become
governor of a U.S. state. A Republican, he served as the 24th Governor of Louisiana for 35 days, from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873.
And there are numerous groups
WELCOME TO REPUBLICANS FOR BLACK EMPOWERMENT
Republicans for Black Empowerment is on a mission to raise the value of black American's political capital by increasing awareness of the upside
offered by conservative solutions to the black community's concerns. For over 40 years, black voters have staunchly aligned themselves with the
Democratic Party on Election Day. However, an increasing number have begun questioning the wisdom of supporting: (i) social policies rooted in low
expectations and government dependency; (ii) economic and tax policies that stifle economic growth, job creation, personal savings and investment; and
(iii) education policies that refuse to subject public schools to the competitive pressures of school choice, leaving parents of predominantly black
students in failing schools without the choices enjoyed by middle and upper-class Americans.
We believe misinformation rather than adequate 'return on investment' cements black allegiance to the Democratic Party. To that end, Republicans for
Black Empowerment seeks to raise awareness, provoke greater critical thinking and increase Republican elected officials through executing a program
aligned with four long-term goals:
I think that if an African American really does his research he/she would find the Republican/Conservatives go as far back as the struggle began
The Republican Party was first organized in 1854, growing out of a coalition of anti-slavery Whigs and Free Soil Democrats who mobilized in opposition
to Stephen Douglas's January 1854 introduction of the Kansas-Nebraska Act into Congress, a bill which repealed the 1820 Missouri Compromise
prohibition on slavery north of latitude 36° 30' in the old Louisiana purchase territories, and so was viewed as an aggressive expansionist
pro-slavery maneuver by many. Besides opposition to slavery, the new party put forward a radical vision of modernizing the United States—emphasizing
higher education, banking, railroads, industry and cities, while promising free homesteads to farmers.
Historians have explored the ethnocultural foundations of the party, along the line that ethnic and religious groups set the moral standards for their
members, who then carried those standards into politics. The churches also provided social networks that politicians used to sign up voters. The
pietistic churches emphasized the duty of the Christian to purge sin from society. Sin took many forms—alcoholism, polygamy and slavery became
special targets for the Republicans. The Yankees, who dominated New England, much of upstate New York, and much of the upper Midwest were the
strongest supporters of the new party. This was especially true for the pietistic Congregationalists and Presbyterians among them and (during the
war), the Methodists, along with Scandinavian Lutherans. The Quakers were a small tight-knit group that was heavily Republican. The liturgical
churches (Roman Catholic, Episcopal, German Lutheran), by contrast, largely rejected the moralism of the Republican Party; most of their adherents
I could go on but the rest is for you to find>So please dont call our brothers and sisters who see the destruction of our great country names because
they choose to embrace a political party that fought for our freedom