Friday, August 03, 2007

Bottom line: Democrats Party Pushing Expansion of Slavery

Letter to the Editor published in August 3, 2007 Laguna Beach Independent.

The state of education in the United States is pathetic, but I was surprised by the ignorance displayed in the letter-to-the-editor published by the Laguna Beach Independent including “Gene Felder believes that the Democratic Party is responsible for slavery … or at least more responsible than the Republicans.”

Students should be taught that slavery in the United States dates to the early colonist 15th century well before the forming of fractions or political parties. “The first record of African slavery in Colonial America occurred in 1619.” See

Students should know that the Republican Party preserved the Union and freed the slaves. “The Republican Party was officially formed in July 1854. The party's founders totally opposed slavery. The platform adopted at the party's first national convention in 1856 … maintained that Congress could abolish slavery in the territories and ought to do so.” See

I previously wrote “the Democratic Party continually and consistently pushed or facilitated the expansion of slavery”. I noted that Ulysses S. Grant had criticized President James K. Polk [Democrat of Tennessee] writing “annexation [of Texas and the Mexican War] were, from the inception of the movement to its final culmination, a conspiracy to acquire territory out of which slave states might be formed for the American Union.” see

Students interested in this history should read Abraham Lincoln’s 1858 “House Divided” speech when he was running for US Senator from Illinois; see Lincoln criticizes President Franklin Pierce [Democrat of New Hampshire], President James Buchanan [Democrat of Pennsylvania], Chief Justice Roger Taney [Democrat of Maryland], and Senator Stephen A. Douglas [Democrat of Illinois] for conspiring to produce the 1857 US Supreme Court Dred Scott decision.

Students should know about the Dred Scott decision see “In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney [Democrat from Maryland], declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories.”

Another source might be Cindy Sheehan who wrote July 22, 2007 in San Francisco Chronicle “The Democrats are the party of slavery” see


Blogger CigarJoe said...

Don't forget the Democratic Party's Storm Troopers. The Ku Klux Klan was formed by Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children.

August 11, 2007  

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