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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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This 10:14 youtube clip is from Dr. James Taylor’s presentation “A Pebble in Your Shoe: Why I’m a Republican.”

The Democrat Party did everything in its power to keep slavery alive in the United States and to deny blacks their Constitutional rights.

The Ku Klux Klan was formed as an arm of the Democrat Party to breakdown the Republican government and to pave the way for Democrats to regain control in the elections.

We intend to continue to vote so long as the government gives us the right and necessary protection; and I know that right accorded to us now will never be withheld in the future if left to the Republican Party.” Joseph Haynes Rainey, (R-SC)

In 1865 Republicans passed the 13th Amendment forbidding slavery; in 1868 Republicans passed the 14th Amendment making blacks born in the United States American citizens, and in 1870 Republicans passed the 15th Amendment giving blacks voting rights. Only 19 of 82 northern Democrats voted to end slavery, and not one Democrat voted for the 14th or 15th amendments.


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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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