(V.4) Democrats have washed their hands clean of their past while smearing it onto the GOP. A fact based timeline thread to push back against the lies
1854-1988. Lincoln to Reagan
March 20, 1854 Anti-slavery Whigs and the Free Soil parties merge to fight the expansion of slavery
The thread will be a mixture of visual and written facts with citations and links in the comments below each tweet. Republicans have a lot to be proud of as this thread will clearly show and Democrats have purposely taken away that for their own gain with the help of academia.
The 1st section of this thread will give a chronological highlight for the history of the Republican Party using relevant facts. The 2nd section will be opinionated and fight back against the myths that Democrat ran academia and media have sown while destroying their arguments.
March 6, 1857, All 7 Democrats on the SCOTUS ruled against Dred Scott and his family, while both GOP judges dissented; ruling he was not a citizen and instead property who's not entitled to freedom regardless of being on free soil. This decision was the prelude to the Civil War.
Democrat President elect James Buchanan (Who's often regarded as the worst in our history) highly influenced the Dred Scott decision by pressuring both Democrat Justice John Catron from Tennessee as well as Democrat Justice Robert Cooper Grier from Pennsylvania, to not dissent.
June 26, 1857- Lincoln declares the GOP position on Dred Scott.
"Republicans inculcate, with whatever of ability they can, that the negro is a man; that his bondage is cruelly wrong, and that the field of his oppression ought not to be enlarged. The Democrats deny his manhood."
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 were seven 180 minute, Illinois discourses that revolved mostly around slavery and the expansion of it west. The debates gave Lincoln a national audience thanks to telegraph and even though he lost the election, it set him in position for 1860.
Aug 21,1858 in Ottawa, Ill, Douglas said "Mr. Lincoln’s conscientious belief that the negro was made his equal, and hence is his brother; (laughter) but for my own part, I do not regard the negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother or any kin to me whatever."
The year preceding the 1860 Presidential election saw many threats of secession from southern states if Lincoln were to be elected from . The GOP tried to pacify the threat by stating they would not interfere in states that had already decided on slavery but this wasn't trusted.
Dec 20, 1860- South Carolina becomes the first state to secede after Lincolns election. Five other states soon do the same in January of 1861 (MS, FL, AL, GA, LA) and TX would in February, all prior to Lincoln's inauguration on March 4. VA, AR, NC and TN would soon follow suit.
May 15, 1862- President Lincoln signs a bill that creates the United States Department of Agriculture in an effort to transform American farming through research, testing and improving techniques. 50% of the population lived on a farms, so he calls it “The People’s Department”.
May 20, 1862- President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act which was passed by the Republican led Congress and grants 160 acres of western federal lands to any person (including freed slaves and women) willing to farm the land and make permanent residence.
July 2nd, 1862- The Morrill Act is signed which donates federal land to the each state to create at least one college "for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts". Cornell and MIT are among the 69 schools established. The bill was passed in 1859 but vetoed by Buchanan.
July 1, 1862- The Pacific Railroads Act is signed into law which grants federal land to railroad companies and begins construction of rails to connect the nation east to west. A golden spike to commemorate the transcontinental completion was driven seven years later in 1869.
September 13, 1862- Union soldiers find General Lee's (Special Order #191) and give it to General McClellan at noon, which show that Lee's army was split and laying siege to the 14k soldiers at Harper's Ferry. McClellan fails to act or do anything of substance with Lee's plans.
Instead of sending a division to night march and ambush Jackson the following AM at Harper's Ferry, McClellan seems to ignore it and leaves the important garrison to fend for themselves. This allows Lee to take Harper's Ferry freely and choose where the main battlefield would be.
Sept 17, 1862- The bloodiest single day in American history. Could Antietam have been prevented if the knowledge contained in Special Order #191 was applied correctly? Was it divine intervention squandered or a deep state resistance from the Lincoln's 1864 Democrat opponent?
Sep 22, 1862- President Lincoln pens the "Emancipation Proclamation" to take effect on Jan 1, 1863 which grants "that all persons held as slaves" in the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." This would free 3 million of the nations 4 million slaves from bondage
After almost constant urging for a month from President Lincoln and his Chief of Staff to pursue Lee's wounded army into Virginia where he was encamped; McClellan still refuses to do anything, content with the outcome, resulting in the war lasting another two and a half years.
The Presidential election of 1864 pitted Lincoln against Democrat Gen. George McClellan. Lincoln attempted to sooth a nation as well as gain border state support by adding a Pro-Union Democrat as his Vice President candidate in Andrew Johnson from Tennessee.
March 4, 1865- Lincolns inauguration speech ... "With malice toward none, with charity for all...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."
December 18, 1865- Seven months after Lincoln was assassinated, the 13th Amendment is ratified; which banned slavery and involuntary servitude while fixing shortcomings that his temporary war measure had by granting freedom to an additional 1 million in bondage in all states.
Dec, 1865- President Johnson declares reconstruction complete; and land given to freed slaves be returned. This outrages Republicans in Congress who refuse to recognize 60+ former Confederates as they arrive to take their seats in Congress which included generals and colonels .
April 9, 1866- Congress overrides Johnson's veto and passes The Civil Rights Bill of 1866 with unanimous Republican support. The bill provides equal citizenship to all men "without distinction of race or color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude."
May 1-3, 1866- After a scuffle between a group of black Union soldiers and police that left two dead officers in Memphis, Tennessee, a mob of mainly Irish immigrants attacks black residents at random killing 46, and injuring 75 others while burning churches and freedmen schools.
May 10, 1866- The 14th amendment that provides "due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens" passes the House with the 100% of the GOP support passes the Senate a month later with 94% of the GOP support. 0% of Democrats in both chambers vote in favor.
July 1866- The Republican Congress finally, after several years of trying, overrides President Johnson's second veto and passes the Freedmen's Bureau Bill which provides food, clothing, schooling, medical services, shelter and in some cases land to former slaves.
1865 and 1866 had many states in the South develop "Black Codes" which restricted rights of freedmen. Many states restricted marriage, owning property and firearms, voting, gathering for worship but most often vagrancy. Freedmen Bureau Bill sought to dismantle these codes.
July 28, 1866 The GOP led Congress authorizes the formation of two regiments of black cavalrymen in the 9th and 10th which would form Sept 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth. The regiments would later be named "Buffalo Soldiers" possibly by Native Americans during the Indian Wars.
July 30, 1866- Republicans gather in New Orleans at Mechanics Institute to support black voting rights and adopting it into that state's Constitution. A Democrat mob attacks and kills 48 unarmed Republicans and wound as many as 150, many of which were former black Union soldiers.
The 1866 midterms see President Johnson's northern campaigning a disaster and wide gains for the Republicans in the House as well as a modest gain in the Senate allows the GOP to virtually guarantee legislative passage and the ability to override any veto's from him.
March 30, 1868- Republicans move to impeach President Johnson soon after addressing Congress by saying “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men” which is similar to the language he used in his 1867 SOTU address
Sept 28, 1868- The Opelousas massacre occurs when Democrat mobs slaughtered 150 black Republicans who were trying to defend a GOP newspaper from an attack that started when one of the writers wrote that black voters in LA should remain loyal to the GOP instead of the Democrats.
October 7, 1868- Republicans formally denounce the Democratic Party’s national campaign slogan for Horatio Seymour who is the former Governor of New York: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”
October 22, 1868- Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds, from Arkansas, was shot and assassinated while campaigning for Ulysses S. Grant and advocating for Civil Rights, by the secretary of the Monroe County Democratic Party and Klansman, George Clark whom was never charged.
Oct 29, 1869- A GOP Georgia legislator and former slave, Abram Colby is kidnapped during the night and whipped for three hours by Klansman. Violence erupts against black citizens and the GOP as intimidation continues from the KKK and other groups who use it to disenfranchise.
1870-1871-The first 23 black Congressman were all Republican starting with Hiram Rhodes Revels (MS), and Joesph Haine Rainey (GA) followed by five others a year later.
Feb 1, 1870 -The 15th amendment is ratified, which gives men the right to vote regardless "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". No Democrats in either chamber vote in favor. The measure however doesn't protect against literacy or poll taxes.
April 20, 1871- The GOP led Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act which outlaws the terrorist group(s) and allows the US military to enforce the 14th Amendment. Four months later, Grant would deploy the military to SC to defend blacks and the GOP against Democrat fueled violence.
November 18, 1872- Susan B. Anthony 'votes while female'
"Well I have been and gone and done it!!" She wrote "positively voted the Republican ticket–strait this a.m. at 7 O'clock“ and was arrested for 'illegal voting' in Rochester, NY and fined $100 of which she refused to pay.
April 13, 1873, An Easter Sunday massacre occurred in Colfax, Louisiana following a disputed Gubernatorial election. Approximately 150 black Republicans were killed by white Democrats who had surrounded the courthouse with a cannon and killed them as they came out to surrender.
September 14, 1874 A supremacists group called White League seize the Louisiana statehouse and attacks the Republican racially integrated police that were created for Reconstruction. Grant deploys US troops to the city but the damage was done and the police force never rebounds.
March 1, 1875- The Civil Rights Act of 1875 guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race becomes law and is passed with 92% Republican and 0% Democrat support. The Republican law would later be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1883.
March 27, 1876- The Supreme Court tragically ruled that the KKK Act of 1871 was unconstitutional and the protections of the 14th amendment were unenforceable. This allowed Democrat legislatures in the South to once again be dominate by disenfranchising with paramilitary's help.
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll who commanded at Shiloh, addresses a crowd of veterans in Sept 1876, saying “Every man that loved slavery better than liberty was a Democrat… I am a Republican because it is the only free party that ever existed”
Jan 10, 1878- Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony's amendment for women’s suffrage which resembles Samuel Pomeroy's (R-KS) proposal from 1868. The new bill is "indefinitely postponed." by committee until George Hoar (R-MA) forms a committee on woman suffrage in 1882.
January 25, 1887- The Susan B. Anthony amendment is voted on after a year of attempting to call a vote by Henry Blair (R-NH) and is shot down with a vote of 16-34. All 16 yea votes being from the Republican party.
The 51st Congress saw the Republicans take over both chambers and the Presidency which allowed passage of many bills that had been held up including The Dependent and Disability Pension Act of 1890 which gave all disabled Union Vets $12 a month including nurses and black soldiers
Aug 30, 1890- The 2nd Morrill Act passes which restricts racial discrimination in Confederate state 1862 land grant schools by giving annual appropriations to 1862's that don't use race for admissions or create a sister school that doesn't; 17 historical black colleges are formed
March 3, 1891- Republican President Benjamin Harrison with the help of both GOP chambers signs the Forest Reserve Act and the Land Revision Act of 1891. This Act allowed Presidents to set aside reserves for public use that would later become the "National Forests and Parks".
May 18, 1896- Louisiana law required black and white train passengers be separated by color and Homer Plessy (who was 7/8ths white) was asked to challenge the law. He agreed and was arrested for it and brought it all the way to the SCOTUS who then decided "separate but equal"
November 10, 1898- The countries only Coup d'etat took place when Democrats in Wilmington, NC led a campaign to oust black Republican leaders from political office by force. A mob of 500 torched a black newspaper as well as the courthouse, killing between 14-60 black citizens.
1898- Seven southern or border states begin to disenfranchise black voters by putting up a barrier that prevents them voting by making anyone whose “grandfather” didn’t vote before 1867, couldn’t vote now, thus canceling out the 15th amendment.
October 16, 1901- President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dine "Let's make it dinner" he wrote when sending the invitation to the White House as a guest of honor, sparking protests across the country.
January 23rd, 1906- The first Native American Senator was elected from Oklahoma. Republican Senator Charles Curtis was a Kaw American and had already served in the House but would go on later to become the Majority speaker as well as the Vice President for Herbert Hoover.
June 8, 1906- President Theodore Roosevelt signs the American Antiquities Act of 1906 which allows Presidents to set aside important archaeology sites, landmarks, structures on public land and designate them as National Monuments. The first monument set aside was Devil's tower.
'The Great Migration' starts around 1910 as massive amounts of black Americans in the South leave the rural areas and move to northern districts like Chicago, New York, Detroit and Philadelphia in part to flee segregation but also to fill the many wartime industry job vacancies.
March 15, 1915- Democrat Woodrow Wilson showcases the first movie at the White House family theater. The KKK movie "Birth of a Nation" based on the book, "The Clansman", written by his friend Thomas Dixon is shown. The movie becomes popular nationwide and KKK numbers swell.
June 21, 1915- The Oklahoma Grandfather Clause is overturned in Guinn v. United States and the SCOTUS rules that the laws are unconstitutional and violate the 15th Amendment but the literacy tests are still valid and acceptable.
June 4, 1919- The Republican majority in Congress passes the 19th amendment which prohibits denying citizens of the United States the right to vote based on sex. The GOP House votes 200 to 19 to Democrats 104 to 70. The GOP Senate votes 36 to 8 while Democrats vote 20 to 17.
April 18, 1920- Minnesota’s passes the first in the nation anti-lynching law, authored by a black Republican Mrs. Nellie Francis and signed by Republican Gov. Jacob Preus after the Duluth Lynching of three black circus workers by a mob of 10,000 in the streets of downtown.
May 31, 1921- Tulsa, Oklahoma sees one of the worst massacres in US history as a black man is falsely accused of rape and a giant mob demands lynching burns Greenwood section (Black Wall Street) of the new oil rich vibrant city. 35 city blocks burned, 300 dead and 800 injured
January 26, 1922- The House finally passes the Dyer Anti-Lynching bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) which makes lynching a federal crime but the Senate Democrats block it with filibuster in '22, '23 and '24 which eventually kills the bill for good.
June 2, 1924- Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act which was passed by a Republican Congress granting citizenship to all Native Americans. Coolidge would be formally adopted by the Lakota 3 years later.
1926 was the peak of power for the Ku Klux Klan nationwide as membership swelled to between 4-6 million members. Black citizens, Irish and Italian Catholics, Jews, Mexicans and Asians were all targeted over Politics as both Democrat and GOP members arose during this 2nd wave.
GOP Congressman Oscar DePriest was the first black member elected in the 20th century; which ended a 28 year absence. When First Lady Lou Hoover invites all the wives of Congress for tea, protest erupts in the South for the First Lady refusing to snub Mrs DePriest from the event.
A black Democrat editor at Pittsburgh Courier tells readers to defect to the Democrat party "My friends, go turn Lincoln's picture toward the wall" he wrote. The GOP would never garnish more of the black vote than Democrats would after the 1932 election.
August 17, 1937- Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black is appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Ku Klux Klan background was hidden until after confirmation and the GOP was furious and felt that FDR had knowledge of this prior, which he denied.
June 24, 1940- The Republican party platform calls for the integration of the military 8 years before (D) President Truman issues his Executive Order. The platform says "Discrimination in the civil service, the army, navy, and all other branches of the Government must cease."
April 3, 1944- The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Democratic Party’s “whites only” primary election system in the South ruling they violated the 14th amendment. SC, FL, MS, AL, TX, AR and GA all were forced to change but still use poll taxes and literacy requirements.
June 26, 1944- The Republican party platform demands an immediate congressional inquiry into the integration of the military. The platform also again urges Democrats to support anti-lynching and anti-poll tax legislation as well as a two term limit for President.
July 2, 1948- The Dixiecrats splinter from Democrat party at the convention to try to push aside the electoral college and force a vote in the House, which had much southern reach at the time. The State Rights Democratic Party was unsuccessful and only gained 39 electoral votes.
May 17, 1954 - Recently nominated by President Eisenhower, Chief Justice Earl Warren, the three-term Republican Governor (CA) and Republican vice presidential nominee in 1948, hands down the decision on school desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education.
November 25, 1955- The Eisenhower administration through the ICC, bans racial segregation on all interstate bus and train travel and in their waiting rooms.
March 12, 1956- 99 Democrats and 2 Republicans (both from VA) issue the "Southern Manifesto" which strongly condemned the Brown v. Board decision and urged "Resistance" against the "unlawful decision" and argued it was a violation of the 10th amendment.
June 5, 1956- Republican federal judge in Alabama and D-Day veteran Frank Johnson Jr rules in favor of Rosa Parks in a decision that strikes down “blacks to the back of the bus” law. Martin Luther King Jr. would later say he was "The man who gave true meaning to the word Justice"
June 29, 1956- President Eisenhower signs a bi-partisan bill to create the Interstate Highway system which spanned 41,000 miles to use as civilian travel but also a means of troop transport and civilian evacuation in the event of a nuclear attack.
Oct 19, 1956- At the Alfred E. Smith memorial dinner in NY on Richard Nixon said “American boys and girls shall sit, side by side, at any school – public or private – with no regard paid to the color of their skin. Segregation, discrimination, and prejudice have no place ”
Sept 4, 1957- Democrat Gov of Arkansas orders the National Guard to block integration and prevent black students from entering the Little Rock High school. Republican President Dwight Eisenhower orders the 101st to deploy on 9/23 to ensure that the nine children are given passage
“The SC ruling on desegregation of schools is the law of the land, and though there may be disagreement over the president’s leadership on this issue, there is no denying that he alone had the ultimate responsibility for deciding what steps are necessary" -JFK on Little Rock
9/9/1957- Eisenhower signs the '57 Civil Rights Act which passed the House with 90% of GOP vs Dem 62% support and passed the Senate with 100% GOP vs Dem 52% support after Senate Majority leader Lyndon B Johnson watered down the House Bill that removed voting protections from it.
Feb 5, 1959- Eisenhower proposes a new Civil Rights bill to amend the '57 Act to Congress; saying that "that every individual regardless of his race, religion, or national origin is entitled to the equal protection of the laws."
18 Democrats would filibuster the bill for 125 hrs
May 6, 1960- The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed by President Eisenhower which allows the federal government to enforce voting rights by providing penalties to anyone who obstructs registering or voting. The Act also provides free education to children of all service members.
June-Sept 1963- Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies the order by U.S. District Judge (R) Frank Johnson to integrate Tuskegee High School and the University of Alabama by "Standing in the door". President Kennedy federalizes the Alabama National Guard to ensure they step aside.
January 8, 1964- (D) Lyndon B. Johnson declares the war on Poverty and while it has some successes, fails to drop the percentage of poverty by any significant percentage. A negative effect is seen on all family units, especially among black families following passage.
June 9, 1964- Republicans condemn the 75 hour group filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Bill led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV) who argued the bill “would impair the civil rights of all Americans. It cannot be justified on any basis"
Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirkson is instrumental on passage of the 64' Civil Rights Bill.

The House GOP voted in favor 78% to Dems 60%.
The Senate GOP voted in favor 82% to Dems 69% with changes.
Voted again by House GOP 80% to Dems 60%.
Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) loses a landslide but was able to win 5 deep South states. He was a Libertarian leaning (R) who opposed the 64' Civil Rights on grounds he thought it was unconstitutional but voted for the 57' and 60' Civil Rights Bills and was a member of the Phoenix
NAACP and the Urban League (awarded the 1991 Humanitarian Award) who helped integrate AR National Guard. He also demanded the Senate cafeteria serve his black legislative assistant and helped change the rule in 1953 to integrate the cafeteria during his 1st year in the Senate
Vermont, the bastion of the GOP, votes for a Democrat in the Presidential election in 1964 and ends its 108 year streak of voting Republican. The negative press for Goldwater in New England about his vote against the '64 Civil Rights Bill was partially to blame.
Feb 18, 1965- Marion AL, State Police under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace, beat and club peaceful marchers in the street. Jimmie Lee Jackson, an unarmed Vietnam veteran, who was trying to protect his mother from being beaten was shot and died a few days later.
3/7/65- Protesting the death, MLK and 600+ others march from Selma to Montgomery with their sights set on (D) Gov George Wallace's Capitol building but immediately are met Edmund Pettus bridge by Wallace's state troopers who were ordered “to use whatever measures are necessary"
March 21, 1965 Republican US District judge Frank Johnson authorizes Martin Luther King’s protest march from Selma to Montgomery, overruling Democrat Governor George Wallace's order. The march to the capitol happened two days later with thousands of marchers and clergy.
August 6, 1965- The Voting Rights Act is signed by LBJ and provides protections against racial discrimination in Federal Elections by banning literacy requirements.
82% of the House GOP and 78% of Democrats vote in favor.
94% of the Senate GOP and Democrats 74% vote in favor.
Summer of 1967- “The long hot summer” refers to race riots that broke out in more than 150 cities nationwide that left almost 100 dead and almost two thousand injured as well as more than $100 million dollars in property damages. The worst of these riots being in Detroit.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 passes in the House with 87% of GOP and 68% of Democrats support and passes in the Senate with 81% of GOP vote and 63% of Democrats but is watered down by those Democrats in the Senate and the House reverses with 53% of GOP vote and 61% of Democrats.
November 5, 1968- Richard Nixon wins the Presidency but loses the Deep South to segregationist (D) George Wallace (who ran as a 3rd party ticket) as well as (D) Hubert Humphrey. Nixon's pushes "Law and Order" after drugs, soaring homicide rates and crime sweep the nation.
Jan 8, 1969- The New York Times reports that an NAACP official in Harlem has compared borough “to the Wild West” and warns that citizens resort to “vigilantism” in an effort to stop exploding drug-related crimes. Rev Oberia Dempsey asks citizens to fight against "War on Dope"
October 27,1970- President Richard Nixon signs the Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Prevention Act. (D) Rep. Shirley Chisholm from New York who was the first black woman elected to Congress, votes in favor and likens the drug problem to "the bubonic plague"
March 25 1971- The newly formed Congressional Black Caucus has a closed door meeting with Nixon about the growing drug problem in urban communities. Nixon secretly records the meeting. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) urges Nixon to fight drugs without waiting for congressional action
March 14, 1972- Governor George Wallace sweeps the Democratic primary in Florida. He also won early contests in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee prior to being shot in Laurel, MD on May 15. He would win Maryland and Michigan a few days later before dropping out of the race.
November 7, 1972- Nixon wins the south as well as everywhere else in a landslide election. The Democrat party begins a shift left around this time which turns even more rapidly in 1976. The party begins being viewed by many as soft on communism, pro-abortion and anti-military.
Jan 22, 1973- Roe vs Wade is decided on by the SCOTUS. Jane Roe (whose real name is Norma McCorvey) lied about being gang raped by a group of black men resulting in a pregnancy. She later said she was used as a "pawn" by lawyers to challenge the law.
August 14, 1974- (R) President Gerald Ford repeals FDR's 1933 Executive Order 6102, which made private ownership of gold illegal and carried heavy fines and imprisonment. Ford's bill "permit US citizens to purchase, hold, sell, or otherwise deal with gold in the US or abroad"
The 76' election VP debate between Bob Dole and Walter Mondale was the first in history and a nationally televised event. Bob Dole was an early supporter of the Pro-life movement and an "early life amendment", while Mondale was a pro-choice candidate.
November 13, 1979- Ronald Reagan announces his run for Presidency in a speech from the New York Hilton which highlights the failures and weaknesses of the Carter administration including high inflation, inept foreign policy and an unrealistic energy policy.
July 7, 1981- Ronald Reagan fulfills a campaign promise of nominating the first female to the Supreme Court if given the chance by choosing Sandra Day O'Connor to fill Justice Potter Stewart's seat. She would be approved by the Senate with a 99-0 vote.
9/9/1982- Reagan at Alfred Landon lecture "until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is. And thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Remarks at 21:55
June 20, 1982- President Reagan signs a 25 year extension on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 calling it the "crown jewel of American liberties."
Nov. 2, 1983- President Reagan signs into law, making Martin Luther King day a national federal holiday in all 50 states starting in 1986.
August 10, 1988- Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which formally apologizes for the treatment of Japanese Americans stemming from FDR's Executive Order 9066 during WWII as well as a redress check of $20k to every survivor of an internment camp.
Democrats along with their crony in academia and the media have altered the masses perception of historic reality to gain and hold power. Plato wrote about their cave 2500 years ago and this next section will help prisoners to find the exit by showcasing the myths and lies.
Myth #1- Abraham Lincoln would have now aligned with Democrats and modern progressives.
The "Founder's Son" firmly followed the Constitution and today would be considered an "Originalist". Let's first examine a few quotes from Lincoln to see if he sounds like a Democrat.

"God has made you free."

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves"
"I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor"

"I have understood well that the duty of self-preservation rests solely with the American people."
"no man believed more than I in the principle of self-government; that it lies at the bottom of all my ideas of just government, from beginning to end."
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles."
"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? We stick to, contend for, the identical old policy on the point in controversy which was adopted by 'our fathers who framed the Government under which we live;'"

Notice he says "We".
Contrary to what they say, modern Progressivism doesn't align with the Constitution or the Founders like Lincoln did. He hallowed the Constitution and the Founders alike. Progressives see the Judicial branch as the means of altering the Constitution. Lincoln would reject this.
I believe Lincoln saw the ideal of unalienable rights as the pinnacle of the Declaration of Independence unlike Democrats who seem to see the right to alter/abolish government as the most important ideal in the DOI. Lincoln didn't change the Founders words, he reaffirmed them.
Myth #2- The Lily-White movement shows that the parties began switching ideals long ago.
So let's explore a darker times in GOP history and see if this holds water.
Would an internal fraction between black and white members in a state that carried literally no weight for the GOP both locally or nationally be proof that the GOP began courting to racists long ago?
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