Last week, I had the privilege of being one of the principal speakers and panelists at the Black Conservative Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted and sponsored by a group of black and white conservatives, it was fairly unusual, as it is generally accepted as common knowledge that blacks in America vote for Democrats.
Here is an interesting question and the answer thereto: Why did 99 percent of blacks vote Republican in 1876 and 94 percent vote Democrat by the 1960s?
Answer: The white politicians governing the southern states were all Democrats who would not freely allow blacks to vote until 1965; only Republicans would allow blacks to vote. The shift by blacks from 99 percent for Lincoln and the Republicans to the Democratic Party began with Franklin D. Roosevelt and was highlighted by a 94 percent vote for Lyndon B. Johnson.
Blacks voted the straight Republican ticket from after the Civil War through the early part of the 20th century, as I pointed out in my book, “Black YellowDogs,” published by WND.
While the first black senators and congressmen were all Republicans and attended the Republican National Conventions (one even received several votes for the vice-presidential nomination in 1888), blacks were not welcomed by the Democrats at all and not in any official capacity at their conventions until the early 1920s. Unreported by our “unbiased, fact-seeking media” is the fact that three blacks have presided over the Republican National Convention and not one over the Democratic National Convention. The fact of the matter is, blacks living in the South were not permitted to vote – period.
So what accounts for the continuing one-sided voting pattern? Impolitely, it is called “brainwashing.”
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Blacks have been misled, mostly the by the left-leaning media and black leadership rhetoric, to believe that the Democratic Party, from FDR to LBJ, has enabled giant strides for black voters via civil-rights legislation. The Democrats are purposely credited with all the civil-rights victories accorded blacks.
As I pointed out to the shock of some attendees at the Black Conservative Summit, FDR only issued Executive Order 8802 “barring discrimination in the defense industries and federal bureaus,” under threat of a potential 200,000-man march on D.C. by blacks. However, unbeknownst to blacks, who called off the march after the signing, the executive order contained no teeth, no enforcement authority.
Ditto for Truman, who garnered some 77 percent of the black vote for “voluntarily desegregating the U.S. Armed Forces.” Wrong again. Another march on Washington was threatened. A. Phillip Randolph, the organizer of both marches, said to the Senate Armed Services Committee, “The conscience of the world will be shaken as by nothing else when thousands and thousands of us second-class Americans choose imprisonment in preference to permanent military slavery. … I will personally advise Negroes to refuse to fight as slave for a democracy they cannot possess and enjoy.”
In other words, they would go to jail rather than go off to fight, and possibly die, in a war to secure for others liberties they themselves did not possess. “Give ‘em hell Harry” Truman saw the light and signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the U.S. military.
Unknown to many blacks, the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, the 14th Amendment granting citizenship to blacks, the 15th Amendment granting the vote to black men and the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1870, 1871, 1875, 1956, 1957 and 1964 were all passed by a Republican majority and fiercely opposed by Democrats.
Lyndon Johnson, while claiming credit in the north, said to his Southern compatriots, regarding the 1957 Civil Rights Bill (which he opposed), “These Negroes, they‘re getting pretty uppity these days and that‘s a problem for us (Democrats) since they‘ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we‘ve got to do something about this, we‘ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
You say, “Ben, LBJ, a Democrat president, signed the ’64 Civil Rights and ’65 Voting Rights Acts; surely, the Dems must get credit for something here?” Keep in mind, both bills were passed by Republican majorities over the objections of their Democrat colleagues.
Let me remind some, and inform others, as we jump to the 1964 Civil Right Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act and liberal LBJ, that somehow Johnson’s purposefor making a major issue out of his signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act became public knowledge. There were several audible gasps and some stunned stares and mouths opened in shock, when, in my address, I pointed out LBJ’s raison d‘état for forging to the front and signing such epochal legislation. He had a clear-cut agenda in mind.
Here it is: Johnson reportedly said to two Southern governors flying on Air Force One with him, “I‘ll have those n—ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” (“Inside the White House” by Ronald Kessler; Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd).
Kinda’ makes you wonder: Wouldn’t there be more black conservatives if we had a free, unbiased press, as the founders intended? Maybe they are right. Ignorance is bliss.
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