Interesting Facts...Before You Vote
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
Hiram Rhodes Revels
Did you know...

  • The Republican Party was formed in 1854 after the Democrats voted to protect and to extend slavery.
  • The 1860 Democrat platform declared its support for the Supreme Court's infamous Dred Scott decision.
  • The 13th Amendment abolishing slavery passed Congress with the support of every voting Republican member but with the support of only 23% of the Democrat members
  • When the 14th Amendment passed, not even one Democrat in Congress voted for civil rights for African-Americans
  • The Republican Party of Texas emerged in Houston on July 4, 1867, with 150 African-Americans and 20 Anglos. The same year, the Ku Klux Klan actively began to attack African-Americans and Republicans.
  • Two of the first three statewide leaders of the Republican Party of Texas were African-Americans.
  • The first 42 African-Americans elected to the Texas Legislature were all Republicans.
  • From 1865-1869, Texas Democrats passed "Black Codes" to prohibit African-Americans from voting, holding office, and serving on juries. They also refused to acknowledge Juneteenth and even drafted a new State constitution requiring the State Representatives and Senators be only "of the white race."
  • When the Republicans gained the Texas Legislature in 1869, they established a system of free public schools to educate all the children of the State (something Democrats had refused to do) and started a Texas State Militia and a Texas State Police in which African-Americans proudly served.
  • When Democrats recaptured Texas government in 1872, Democrat Governor Richard Coke's election was described as "the restoration of white supremacy and Democratic rule."
  • Texas Democrats engaged in bizarre gerrymandering specifically to prevent African-American members from being re-elected to the Legislature. When African-American Republican legislator Robert L. Smith departed in 1897, no African-American was elected in Texas until 1966, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Texas Democrats to redraw districts.
  • Texas Democrats enacted a poll tax that reduced African-American voter turnout in Texas from 100,000 to only 5,000, and passed white-only primary laws as well as Jim Crow segregation laws.
  • As victims of Democrat racism and segregation, African-Americans were loyal to the Republican Party they started. In fact, Republican President Herbert Hoover received more than three-fourths of the African-American vote over his Democratic challenger Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president to appoint an African-American to an executive position on the White House staff.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed under Democrat President Lyndon Johnson were based on language proposed by Republicans in 1960. And even though they controlled both Houses of Congress by wide margins, Democrats were unable to garner enough Democrat support to pass the bills. Without the strong support of the Republicans in Congress at the time, the civil rights acts of the 1960s would not have become law.
  • Three African-Americans have presided over Republican National Conventions but not one African-American has ever presided over a Democrat National Convention; and only one African-American has ever made it as high as Vice-Chair-not even co-chair-of a Democratic National Convention.
  • Of the four African-Americans who have been U.S. Senators, three were Republicans.
  • Since 1994, five minority citizens have held Statewide office in Texas as Republicans, but since 1872, only four as Democrats.
  • African Americans made their most significant political and civil rights progress while affiliated with the Republican Party, and only in recent decades have African-Americans become a principle constituency of the Democrat Party.
  • As demonstrated both by its platform and its voting record, the Democrat Party opposes school prayer, educational choice and charitable choice but supports same-sex marriages and partial-birth abortions-all positions opposite to those held by most African-Americans.
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    October 26, 2010

    Your last post is the epitome of stupid. MUSLIM is a religion NOT a race!!! Racism is based on race not religion, LMAO @ U!!! Realize this; your posts reveal to all, leaving no doubt that you think all muslims are black, that is stereotyping, profiling and it is RACIST. Now deny it, I dare you. Have you invented a new term; religionism? LMAO @ U!!!

    Ok, ok when you see the word BAPTIST what do you perceive? What about Catholic, Later Day Saints, ECT?

    Exactly what you are stating is that ALL MUSLIMS are black, do you know how many millions of people that claim muslim religion, as their own are not BLACK? What an idiot!!!!!

    You claim to live in California for decades yet fear, quoting you, “getting my butt kicked” from people in Beeville, Bee County Texas? Really just how stupid do you think those who read your lies are? Move onto another lie as is your long time custom on these blogs. The deception is over just like your democratic party and obama attempting to destroy America!

    We all await what only can be an imbecilic answer from you. Not suprising how you have revealed to all just how you set new standards for words like moron, imbecile and racist.

    Look, nowhere did I use the Bible to make threats, you simply are too simple minded to understand words. The Bible is a passive object? You blaspheme, look that word up, and will rue the day!

    Let me state that you know nothing about the screenplay you claim, I mean NOTHING AT ALL!!! All you did was dig yourself deeper into the hole you now find yourself. You hide behind the policies of the Bee Pic because you know I could silence you. Yes, read that again and allow your feeble brain, pickled in alcohol to grasp the text. I loathe sloth’s and despise homosexuals and pedophiles viewing them as subhuman with all that entails. A category in which you fit.


    October 26, 2010
    JB- I come from a large family of Mexican-Americans. And when someone yells at me in an angry tone, "Hey, Mexican!" I take that as a racist remark. I'm happy to hear you have family and friends of all races, as do I. My adopted grandaughter is African-American.

    So let's just leave it at, I'm sorry to have called you a racist. It appeared to me that you were, and I'm happy to discover that you're not. I stand corrected.
    October 26, 2010
    JB- Any word, when used in a derogatory way, would be considered racist.

    As an example: "Impeach the MEXICAN!" The word Mexican would be "perceived" as a racist statement. Whether you are a racist or not, the usage of "MUSLIM!" appears to be used in a racist manner. I've shown this correspondence to many friends and all feel the same way as I. Whether I'm right or not is unimportant, it's just what the way it comes off.

    Maybe it's the way we're communicating via this blog. Nuance is lost - much like your statement that you were putting me on and only kidding. In that case I would encourage you to use (Ha! Ha! Just kidding!).

    HF - how is my screenplay held as a farce? Once again, fire and brimstone but making no sense whatsoever. By the way, the Bible makes no threats, it is a passive object. Those using quotations from the Bible as threats are making threats - and that would be you.

    For any of you who have joined this little soiree into madness, I suggest you visit: Creative Screenwriting AAA screenplay semi finalists and take a look for "Bee City" - it's right there for all but the great Hellfire to see (Talk about denial). Yes, I'm a narcissist for wanting credit for a story I spent five years writing - crazy old me.

    And lastly, thank you to the wonderful host of this blog who has allowed this silliness to continue on and on, and on, and for not removing any of it. Maybe when the elections are over you can do us all a favor and wipe the slate clean - we left the topic of Republican achievements light years ago.
    October 25, 2010

    You have proven beyond any doubt that you are a racist. Any race can be a muslim, you associate it with only African-Americans as exampled in your post, you are a racist. Odd how you and yellowdg have the same exact disability…

    Yes, you could care less, as you prove by trying in vain to prove you are not a liar. I on the other hand, could NOT care less what you think, as you are owned as before.

    Threats from me? No, but again you reveal who you are unwittingly. What you reference is not a threat it’s quote from the Bible, clear what death holds for homosexuals and the like.

    You are so confused, perhaps you should really check to see what name you logged in under before responding, LMAO @ U!!!

    Your farce about the screenplay is exposed, you know it, as I said move on.

    October 25, 2010
    I never said this was your blog and I could care less whether it is or not. I assumed it wasn't your blog because you have a habit of removing comments you don't like, dolt.

    Here's YOUR not-so-sublte racism: MUSLIM, MUSLIM, MUSLIM!

    As it's not acceptable to use the "N" word anymore, but you use your new word with such glee, and it's used in a very hateful way so please don't deny it -it's obvious.

    Yes, you are a genius - as I suspect you've told yourself many times from the soapbox you built in mom and dad's basement.

    And now...Ancient biblical threats from God's favorite little devil...HELLFIRE!

    October 25, 2010

    Where other than in your racist mind has even one racist comment been posted by me? Nowhere! It is blazingly evident who is the racist, you! What you wail against is my truth about obama and most of all about you! Your kind are described in the Bible along with your fate. Read the Bible it’s all spelled out for you. You need to think about that because it’s forever, yes eternity. Can you comprehend what that means? LMAO @ U!!!!

    Oh, by the way you dolt, this is not my blog. NOW THAT’S FUNNY I DON’T CARE WHO YOU ARE!!!

    October 25, 2010

    You are correct in your interpretation. I always leave an opening for the fool (lase and all the names)to pursue.

    October 25, 2010
    JB, HF and FM-

    Bee City - there is no reference to any frozen lake, frozen river, frozen sno-cones, or any body of ice, bodies floating in ice or ice in any manner except maybe a passing reference to iced cold beer. You are not reading my screenplay.

    My screenplay is a fictional account about a lynching that happens to one of the hippies who has ended up in Bee City to turn on the rednecks, then finds himself in the middle of a labor strike. And in case you think this is another cliche about the south, as a navy Photographer I photographed some poor man who was lynched, in 1968 - suicide according to your local Texas Ranger, even though the body was 20 ft. up in a tree with a wire noose wrapped around his neck.

    Bee City - name changed to protect my butt from getting kicked.
    October 25, 2010
    That's so funny, considering that all you and your alter ego Hellfire having been doing.

    You don't call this race-baiting or racist?


    What a hypocrite! You bash a president because he's a black man with a name you isn't American enough for you and you have the nerve to pretend his color doesn't matter?

    It would be funny if it wasn't so sick. Get help.
    October 25, 2010
    You do remember who the Dixiecrats were, don't you?

    They were the guys that were against everything the Democrats stood for, along with the Republicans, and who shortly thereafter joined them and came up with the "Southern Strategy".

    You know, the Southern Strategy, don't you? You should. You use it each and every time you try to scare voters about black people and muslims and undocumented workers.

    I know better than to think you would ever be ashamed of using race and bigotry to further your cause.

    And this post will be deleted before, what, 3 pm?

    We know how much you can't stand people disagreeing with you using, of all things, facts.