My Tribute to the Democrats
I read a quote the other day which was attributed to Winston Churchill. It said, “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” The quote doesn’t shine a very favorable light on liberals or people under 30. It seems to me to suggest that after 30, people don’t lose their hearts, but finally grow a brain. I think most people are good and have a compassionate heart whether they are Republican, Democrat, or Independent. But when it comes to the individuals in power, I believe there is no group within the ruling class that is more heartless than the Democrats. Don’t worry. The Republicans are going to get theirs too. But this article is for the Democrats.
I find that the common sentiments connected with the Democrats are all backward. Even for myself. I connect being a Democrat with helping the poor, standing up for the weak, liberating women and children, and fighting for civil rights. Don’t you? Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on charitable giving titled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, stated this, “When I started doing research on charity I expected to find that political liberals — who, I believed, genuinely cared more about others than conservatives did — would turn out to be the most privately charitable people,” wrote Brooks. “So when my early findings led me to the opposite conclusion, I assumed I had made some sort of technical error. I re-ran analyses. I got new data. Nothing worked. In the end, I had no option but to change my views.” If Democrats want to withhold their money from the poor, that is their business. The problem is they don’t stop there. Since 2006, cities with liberal or Democratic leadership like Las Vegas, New York, and Philadelphia have put restrictions and bans on feeding the homeless. Why would they do this? Well, Nevada officials were concerned that the poor were a blemish to their beautiful city. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned donations of food, “because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content.” Hm . . . It kind of seems like some Democratic Mayors care more about their agendas than they care about people.
A look at recent policies of the Democrat party demonstrates that their heartlessness goes much deeper than being stingy. A recent example is the push by Democratic elites to continue the funding of Planned Parenthood Centers. The organization describes itself as the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare provider and advocate, and provides many cheap and even free services to low income patients. Aww . . . that all sounded so sweet until undercover journalist, Lila Rose exposed that Planned Parenthood was covering up and aiding in the sexual abuse and slavery of under-aged girls to help their pimps and adult “boyfriends” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Zj9yx2j0Y). The compassion doesn’t end there. When journalist James O’Keefe called 7 different Planned Parenthood offices posing as a racist donor who wanted his contributions designated for the abortion of black babies, Planned Parenthood employees at all 7 departments accepted the donations, some with excitement and sympathy toward his racist sentiments. This shouldn’t be surprising—78% of Planned Parenthood Clinics are located in minority communities; 35% if abortions are of black babies, even though blacks are only 12% of the population. Planned Parenthood’s founder, and Hillary Clinton’s hero, Margaret Sanger believed that eugenics was,” the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political, and social problems.” Yet, even with this information, prominent Democrats like President Obama and Nancy Pelosi fight to continue tax funding of Planned Parenthood.
The Democratic Party likes to take credit for many of the Reconstructionist milestones in American history such as freeing slaves and allowing black and women’s suffrage. On the Democrats website, democrats.org, they claim that their party has led the fight for civil and women’s rights for more than 200 years. But it was a Republican president, Abraham Lincoln who issued the emancipation proclamation and South Carolina’s Democratic governor, Francis W. Pickens, who first seceded from the Union after Lincoln won the presidential election. And nearly 100 years later, it was 3 Democratic Governors, George Wallace, Lester Maddox, and Orval Faubus who led the opposition to school integration. Black men were given the right to vote in 1869 with the ratification of the 15th Amendment. The house passed the bill by a vote of 144 to 44. The effort was anything but bipartisan. Not a single House Democrat supported the bill, and only 3 Republicans voted against it. After the ratification of the 15th Amendment, Democrats practiced intimidation of black and white Republican voters through the use of threats, violence, and even murder by forming a white supremacy group called the Ku Klux Klan. Aren’t Democrats nice?A look at women’s suffrage will take us down the same road. The fight for women’s suffrage began with a Republican Senator from California, by the name of A. A. Sargent. He introduced an amendment for women’s suffrage in 1878, 41 years before the 19th Amendment was finally passed. So what took so long? Sargent’s efforts were defeated by the Democrat controlled congress of the time. Republicans did not give up easily. An amendment proposing suffrage for women was resubmitted every year, but Democratic leadership kept the bill stuck in committees for nine years, only to be once again defeated in 1887 by a strong Democratic vote. At this point, activists tried a different strategy. They turned to state legislatures to give suffrage to women. The strongly Republican state of Idaho was among the first of these states to give women the right to vote. This was the beginning of success for suffragists, but not the end of their losses. The United States congress was still controlled by Democrats. Suffragists also lacked support from Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, whom they called Kaiser Wilson.
The suffragists suffered arrests, beatings, and imprisonment in dirty, rat-infested cells. But their fight was not in vain. Amid public outcry about the treatment of these brave women, Kaiser Wilson flip-flopped and announced his support of the movement. Wilson’s broken promises to keep America out of World War I soured public sentiment toward the Democrats, causing land-slide victories for Republican candidates for congress. To make a long story short, finally in 1919 with a Republican controlled house and senate, the 19th Amendment passed!
Woodrow Wilson was a party hero, but don’t ask me why. When he took office as president, he saw fit after 50 years of successful integration to segregate the postal offices, the treasury, and the navy. This segregation lasted until the 1950’s. During Wilson’s administration he made interracial marriage illegal in Washington D.C. Another Democratic hero, Franklin D. Roosevelt imprisoned 110,000 Japanese-Americans and refused safe harbor to Jews fleeing Belgium during World War II. These Jewish refugees had no choice but to return to Belgium, where many later died in concentration camps.
Why don’t we know all of this about the Democratic Party? Democrats have their support in all the right places—the news media, Hollywood, and public education from kindergarten through college. The information presented above is readily available if you’re looking for it. But it isn’t handed out by the institutions we typically get information from. I think I’ve said enough on this subject to get you started. There’s plenty more that has been written, and I hope you will look into it.
I hesitate to publish this article. I know many Democrats who are great people. The above atrocities don’t apply to them. These debaucheries belong to the Democratic leadership. We, as Americans, must look at them with an open mind. The truth shall set us free! Come back next week for my tribute to the Republicans!
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