The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


April 9, 2014

Viewpoint: Historically, GOP has black interests in mind

Well, “Black History” remembrance has come and gone, but how much real history is celebrated?

Do you know about Frederick Douglas, a runaway slave who became educated in the North, became engaged in fighting the Democrats of the South? Do you know he became one of the founders of the Republican Party?

The party of Abraham Lincoln, who with other conservatives, freed the slaves after winning the Civil War? Next came the winning of equal rights for blacks. Conservatives in the North went south to rally, and some died for those rights. Along with President Kennedy and Bob Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. (a Republican) fought for those rights.

Democrats in the House and Senate fought against those equal rights. It was a Democrat, Gov. George Wallace, who stood in the doorway of the school refusing entrance to blacks.

With the strengthening of the Unions, who were mostly Democrats, the cry went out that the Democratic Party was for the working man and the Republican Party was for the rich.

Many, including some blacks, bought this lie. With the strength of numbers in the black community, the Democratic Party grew in power, and now we are on the verge of becoming a socialist country.

What has the Democratic Party done for blacks? Just look at the destruction of the black as well as the white family structure. Look at the school scores that our youth earn and the low graduation rate in this country, especially among blacks.

With all that the party of Fredrick Douglas and the conservatives have done for black Americans, it is estimated that about 85 percent of the black community vote Democrat.

People like Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and others keep the slavery history alive so that they can keep power. Justice Clarence Thomas and other brave, knowledgeable black leaders are looked down upon by most blacks, yet these same people vote for candidates like Barack Obama.

This is some history that you can check out that isn’t spoon fed to you.

Burel Tyner


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