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This 5:09 youtube clip is from Dr. James Taylor’s presentation “A Pebble in Your Shoe: Why I’m a Republican.”

In this historical narrative, Taylor traces the Democrat Party’s efforts to prevent blacks from exercising their Constitutional rights and from voting Republican.

[I]nterpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them? Is it at the gateway? or is it in the temple? It is neither. …

[I]f the Constitution were intended to be, by its framers and adopters, a slave-holding instrument, why neither slavery, slaveholding, nor slave can anywhere be found in it? …

 Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery.” Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” July 5, 1852

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