Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1/15/29–4/4/68)

" I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' ... I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ... And if America is to be a great nation this must become true." --Martin Luther King Jr.

Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican?
Did you know that it was the Republicans that freed the blacks from slavery and fought for their rights?
Democrats started the KKK.
Democrats fought all civil rights legislation.
"It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860’s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960’s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was President Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military. ...

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans. ..."

to read more about the history of civil rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. read this previous post... Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

"Indeed, some of King's chief lieutenants, like Jesse Jackson, tolerate no dissension from their liberal ranks now. They have abandoned King's dream, and aligned themselves with political and social agendas obsessed with color at the expense of character.

Black conservatives of national stature, such as Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powel, Ward Connerly, Michael Steele, Jesse Lee Peterson, Alan Keyes, Don Scoggins, Alvin Williams, Ken Blackwell, Thomas Sowell, Star Parker and Walter Williams are routinely castigated by the Black Supremacists, as "Uncle Toms" and "puppets." Yet these are the men and women who really understand King's central message about character. ...

King said, "Those who are associated with 'Black Power' and black supremacy are wrong."

It is in that very racial hatred and hostility in which Obama has been steeped, particularly by mentors such as Jeremiah Wright.

At King's funeral, one Bible passage, Matthew 5:9, summed up his life's mission: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." ...

Finally, irrespective of one's conclusion about Martin Luther King's proper place in history (given the historical account of his personal integrity and character), the two texts cited below (from The Patriot's Historic Documents section) are well worth reading -- for each of them proclaim truth.

"I have a dream"

"Letter from a Birmingham jail"

excerpts from The Patriot Post

"...One of Dr. Martin Luther King's greatest speeches was his 'I have a dream' speech. We recounted that, to our understanding, the message Dr. King shared in that speech was that he truly looked forward and hoped for the day when a person would be judged not by the color of his skin but by the content and quality of his character. Yet, look at this hysterical, overblown 'celebration' of this 'historic event.' We hardly know anything about Obama's character, except through deduction of other external facts -- the people that live in his neighborhood, the people that are closest to him, the people he has learned from, the people he most likely grew up observing and being mentored by, who are highly questionable in terms of the quality of their character. The 'circus' that has been his 'transition process' has been fraught daily by scandal, rumors, questions, court proceedings, jail, arguments, accusations and all things dirty, secret and political. So, why is this man celebrated? Why are people calling this a historic event in the history of our country? Because of the color of his skin. That is what is ironic. Dr. King would probably be shaking his head right now and saying, 'They just don't get it.'" --Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

... and what did the media report?

"On Monday's Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts chose to tout only Democratic politicians in a piece honoring the civil rights movement and those "warriors" who made Barack Obama's election as president possible. Not a single Republican was mentioned or featured in the segment. Roberts began by announcing, "And on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we thought it would be appropriate to look back at all the warriors, black and white, who made this moment where we are today possible."

All the warriors? The piece went on to feature clips from eight Democratic politicians: Harry Truman, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Barbara Jordan and Barack Obama, in addition to a number of non-political civil rights pioneers. Republican Abraham Lincoln went unmentioned, so did New York Governor Thomas Dewey who signed one of the nation's earliest civil rights laws in 1944 and President Ronald Reagan who made Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday in 1983.

The piece also ignored the inconvenient fact that a higher percentage of Congressional Republicans voted for the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act than did Democrats. Another point left unmentioned was the heroic effort by the conservative GOP minority leader in the Senate, Everett Dirksen, in supporting that legislation:

Sen. Thomas Kuchel of California led the Republican pro-civil rights forces. But it became clear who among the Republicans was going to get the job done; that man was conservative Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen.

He was the master key to victory for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Without him and the Republican vote, the Act would have been dead in the water for years to come. LBJ and Humphrey knew that without Dirksen the Civil Rights Act was going nowhere.

Dirksen became a tireless supporter, suffering bouts of ill health because of his efforts in behalf of crafting and passing the Civil Rights Act. Nonetheless, Sen. Dirksen suffered the same fate as many Republicans and conservatives do today.

For more, see a December 14, 2002 article by Diane Alden on

Roberts began the segment by repeating, "And there's a phrase we've been hearing so much I want to share with you. 'Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run. Obama ran so our children can fly.'" It would have been nice if GMA found time to highlight some of the many pro-civil rights politicians in the Republican Party."

Find out the truth before you swallow everything the media reports... unfortunately many don't.


Gayle said...

And Dr. King would be right because they really don't get it!

I've been looking around your post, and I see that you do excellent work. It truly amazes me that so many people don't know that Dr. King was a Republican, and so was President Lincoln. So today we have a black man who will be inaugurated on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and who took the same trip that Lincoln took by rail in 1861. CNN says Lincoln is Obama's "Political Hero" LOL! Well sure... Lincoln did free the slaves but he was also a Republican. I find this extremely ironic.

I'm not going to watch the inauguration, historical or not. I'm going shopping. I hate to shop but it will be far more pleasant than watching the inauguration. I'd rather beat my head against the wall.

By the way, I left a comment on your wonderful thank you post to President Bush and added you to the links on my thank you post.

Keep up the great work!

Gayle said...

By the way, I do hate to shop, but it's a necessity. I hate crowds so today will be a good day to do it. Most people will be at home watching the inauguration!

a red voice said...

Gayle, I agree!!
I didn't watch the inauguration either - there are many far too many pleasing things I'd rather do than that - watching it would have made me sick - I'd rather not be part of this 'historical event' - There's a line from Star Wars - I think of ..."So this is how Liberty Dies, with thunderous applause."

Azjamon said...

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a red voice said...

Azjamon - sorry about that - the photos are removed from the post -they were originally linked to show where they came from, not meant to suck your banwith usage - no ill meant.