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This 10:02 youtube clip is from Dr. James Taylor’s presentation “A Pebble in Your Shoe: Why I’m a Republican.”

Democrats prevented the federal government from intervening on behalf of black Americans whose civil rights were being violated in the South.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would have never become law had it not been for the Republican Party. The heart of both bills came from the work of Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“Son, when I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he’s a nigger.” Lyndon B. Johnson, regarding his appointment of the well-known civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court


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This 12:55 youtube clip is from Dr. James Taylor’s presentation “A Pebble in Your Shoe: Why I’m a Republican.”

Southern Democrats wanted to stop blacks from voting Republican any way they could. To disenfranchize the black vote, the Democrat Party implemented:

  1. The poll tax,
  2. Literacy tests,
  3. Grandfather clauses,
  4. Suppressive election procedures,
  5. Black codes (Jim Crow Laws)
  6. Gerrymandering,
  7. Whites only primaries,
  8. Physical violence and intimidation,
  9. Revisions of state constitutions, and
  10. Property owndership requirements.

In the early 1900s, Democrats also tried to repeal the 14th and 15th amendments. Democrats voted against every amendment or law to promote civil rights.


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