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Destiny, Donald Trump, and Fall: SPACE FORCE President Trump directs Defense Department to 'immediately begin the process' of establishing 'space force' as sixth military branch President Donald Trump declared Monday he will move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council. “Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security,” Trump said. He floated the idea for the force as a part of his national security strategy on March 13, saying “space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea.” The president described then how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. “We have the Air Force, we’ll have the space force,” Trump said in March. As it turns out, the space force sounds a lot like the space corps legislation the Trump administration opposed last year. In the National Defense Authorization Act, the House Armed Services Committee proposed last June the establishment of a space corps, a new branch of the military that would fall under the command of the Air Force. This branch’s relationship to the Air Force would be similar to the Marine Corps’ ties to the Navy. The space corps would have an area of responsibility that encompasses the vast expanse outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. At the time, the White House, the Air Force as well as Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military. “I oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts,” Mattis wrote in a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. While the legislation passed the House, the space corps bid did not make it into the final defense authorization bill in November. The addition of a service branch would be the first in 71 years. The Air Force is the nation’s youngest branch and was added shortly after World War II.

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Bad, Cars, and Friends: poerobots: The first hint that something might be different this time came the morning after the shootings, from a Douglas High School sophomore named Sarah Chadwick, who informed the President of the United States, via his favorite medium, in words that quickly went viral, “I don’t want your condolences you fucking piece of shit, my friends and teachers were shot.”Their grief was raw, their rage palpable. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Douglas, had the most searing indictment:“The people in the government who were voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and are prepared to call B.S.“Companies, trying to make caricatures of the teen-agers nowadays, saying that all we are are self-involved and trend-obsessed and they hush us into submissions when our message doesn’t reach the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call B.S.“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the N.R.A., telling us nothing could ever be done to prevent this: we call B.S.“They say that tougher gun laws do not prevent gun violence: we call B.S.”The crowd was now joining in.“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun: we call B.S.“They say guns are just tools, like knives, and are as dangerous as cars: we call B.S.“They say that no laws would have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that occur: we call B.S.“That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works.” The crowd was now in a frenzy of anger and sadness, the people around me were tearing up as they yelled, “We call B.S.”And then, in unison, the people gathered began to chant, “Vote them out, vote them out, vote them out.”– Emily Witt, The New Yorker
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Being Alone, Internet, and Struggle: THE INTERNET SHOULD LOAD #ONEMOREVOTE BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: This is the next move to restore net neutrality If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The struggle is terrifyingly real. But we can still make this year the best possible version of 2018 it can be. There’s a new opportunity to restore strong net neutrality protections: The Congressional Review Act. What is the Congressional Review Act? The CRA lets the House and Senate repeal administrative laws—rules and regulations set by governmental agencies—with a simple majority in both houses. The resolutions can’t be blocked by leadership, amended, or filibustered. This congress has used the CRA more than any other to overturn regulations that protect vulnerable people and the environment, but this time we can use it for a good purpose—to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality. We just need #OneMoreVote Battle For The Net has secured commitments from 50 senators. One more and we can take this fight to the House. These are the targets: John Kennedy (Louisiana) | 202-224-4623 | Email John McCain (Arizona) | 202-224-2235 | Email Orrin Hatch (Utah) | 202-224-5251 | Email Dean Heller (Nevada) | 202-224-6244 | Email If you live in these states, we need you. Even if you don’t, you can still help the cause. Go to battleforthenet.com to write or call your representatives. Tell them to support the “Resolution of Disapproval” and overturn the FCC’s December 14 “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote. 
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Being Alone, Internet, and Struggle: THE INTERNET SHOULD LOAD #ONEMOREVOTE BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: This is the next move to restore net neutrality If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The struggle is terrifyingly real. But we can still make this year the best possible version of 2018 it can be. There’s a new opportunity to restore strong net neutrality protections: The Congressional Review Act. What is the Congressional Review Act? The CRA lets the House and Senate repeal administrative laws—rules and regulations set by governmental agencies—with a simple majority in both houses. The resolutions can’t be blocked by leadership, amended, or filibustered. This congress has used the CRA more than any other to overturn regulations that protect vulnerable people and the environment, but this time we can use it for a good purpose—to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality. We just need #OneMoreVote Battle For The Net has secured commitments from 50 senators. One more and we can take this fight to the House. These are the targets: John Kennedy (Louisiana) | 202-224-4623 | Email John McCain (Arizona) | 202-224-2235 | Email Orrin Hatch (Utah) | 202-224-5251 | Email Dean Heller (Nevada) | 202-224-6244 | Email If you live in these states, we need you. Even if you don’t, you can still help the cause. Go to battleforthenet.com to write or call your representatives. Tell them to support the “Resolution of Disapproval” and overturn the FCC’s December 14 “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote. 
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Fire, Guns, and Memes: Florida Moves Forward With Bill That Will Train and Arm Teachers With Guns @balleralert Florida Moves Forward With Bill That Will Train and Arm Teachers With Guns - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The process for bills to pass teachers being trained and armed with guns is moving quickly in Florida. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the Feb. 14, terror attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Florida’s House, and Senate started calling for weapons in the school. The House bills being pushed forward would use a $67 million budget to create a “school marshalls” program which will train teachers and other school officials to carry concealed guns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only has Trump said he’d like to arm 20 percent of teachers, he also says he’ll give bonuses to the ones who go through with the program. If the new legislation passes the age requirement for buying guns will rise to 21. Other changes include: banning the sale of bump stocks that allow some semi-automatic rifles to fire as quickly as an automatic, a three-day waiting period for people purchasing a gun, and another $400 million will go towards other school mental health resources. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Florida’s state House and Senate are both controlled by the Republican Party.

Florida Moves Forward With Bill That Will Train and Arm Teachers With Guns - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The process for...

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Being Alone, Internet, and Struggle: THE INTERNET SHOULD LOAD #ONEMOREVOTE BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: This is the next move to restore net neutrality If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The struggle is terrifyingly real. But we can still make this year the best possible version of 2018 it can be. There’s a new opportunity in to restore strong net neutrality protections: The Congressional Review Act. What is the Congressional Review Act? The CRA lets the House and Senate repeal administrative laws—rules and regulations set by governmental agencies—with a simple majority in both houses. The resolutions can’t be blocked by leadership, amended, or filibustered. This congress has used the CRA more than any other to overturn regulations that protect vulnerable people and the environment, but this time we can use it for a good purpose—to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality. We just need #OneMoreVote Battle For The Net has secured commitments from 50 senators. One more and we can take this fight to the House. These are the targets: John Kennedy (Louisiana) | 202-224-4623 | Email John McCain (Arizona) | 202-224-2235 | Email Orrin Hatch (Utah) | 202-224-5251 | Email Dean Heller (Nevada) | 202-224-6244 | Email If you live in these states, we need you. Even if you don’t, you can still help the cause. Go to battleforthenet.com to write or call your representatives. Tell them to support the “Resolution of Disapproval” and overturn the FCC’s December 14 “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote. 
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Apparently, Bernie Sanders, and College: Of 306 electors pledged to vote for Donald J. Trump 304 voted for him Of 232 electors pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton 227 voted for her 5 voted for someone else 2 voted for someone else State Hawaii Texas Texas Voted for Bernie Sanders Ron Paul John Kasich Colin L. Powell Colin L. Powell Colin L. Powell Faith Spotted Eagle Pledged to Clinton Trump Trump Washington Washington Washington Washington Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton <p><a href="http://whiteantcrawls.tumblr.com/post/154704517613/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-konigstiger1944" class="tumblr_blog">whiteantcrawls</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/154703986444/konigstiger1944-whiteantcrawls-so-heres-the" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/154703715454/konigstiger1944-whiteantcrawls-so-heres-the" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://konigstiger1944.tumblr.com/post/154702838111/so-heres-the-final-breakdown-of-the-electoral" class="tumblr_blog">konigstiger1944</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://whiteantcrawls.tumblr.com/post/154702740893/so-heres-the-final-breakdown-of-the-electoral" class="tumblr_blog">whiteantcrawls</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>So here’s the final breakdown of the Electoral College vote, with <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/19/us/elections/electoral-college-results.html?_r=0">graphic from the NYTimes.</a> Interesting that after all the media hype about “faithless” electors being the only way to stop Trump, it’s actually Clinton who lost the most votes from the EC. Apparently she now has the dubious distinction of having the most faithless electors of any presidential candidate in history. </p></blockquote> <p>And so, for the final time, it has been decided. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Are we reaching that “acceptance” stage of mourning now?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Not really. Apparently Congress doesn’t actually affirm the results until January 6, which means there will be at least a few people petitioning Congress to change their minds.</p> </blockquote> <p>Certainly there will be objections submitted to challenge the votes, but because those objections, once submitted, require debate by both House and Senate, separately, and after the debate period, the objection must be sustained by both House and Senate for the votes to be rejected, it’s not likely that the votes won’t be affirmed. All these continued efforts to challenge the legitimacy of the election results is doing little constructive, and only damaging the Dems in the process. If there is a serious effort mounted to challenge all the Rep EC votes, they’re going to lose, again, but the cost will be greater in the Congress, for them, in terms of trying to find common ground to get anything done that they want. *sigh* It’s time to just stop this stuff and move forward already.</p></blockquote> <p>Oh brother it&rsquo;s more than &ldquo;not likely&rdquo; the votes won&rsquo;t be affirmed, it&rsquo;s damn near impossible. I&rsquo;m just saying these people aren&rsquo;t going to let it die.</p>

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America, Catfished, and cnn.com: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow ObamaCare is a total disaster. Hillary Clinton wants to save it by making it even more expensive. Doesn't work, I will REPEAL AND REPLACE! RETWEETS LIKES 15,84846,520 図 10圈骛些翩 8:34 AM-3 Nov 2016 erica orden @eorden Follow Trump tells the WSJ that, after conferring with Obama, he is considering leaving in place certain parts of Obamacare Donald Trump Willing to Keep Parts of Health Law President-elect Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview, said that after meeting with President Obama he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Afforda... wsj.com RETWEETSLIKES 84 35 3:22 PM-11 Nov 2016 + Follow CAN @CNN Donald Trump's supporters expect him to deliver on The wall Lock her up' Muslim ban Obamacare NAFTA & TPP cnn.it/2ff4RN8 TRUMP PE N CE New York, New York MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAINI LIKES 8:05 AM -9 Nov 2016 Noah Rothman @NoahCRothman 2: Follow In the last 72 hours, Trump & co. have walked back his position on: The Wall Trade Punishing China Mideast policy Repealing Obamacare RETWEETS LIKES 18430462 3:33 PM -11 Nov 2016 Clev Blew A 3-1 Lead @ChiTown_Eazy 2: Follow Trump just lied and finessed these racist white folks into things he can't even do and it worked Ain't Finna be no wall or Muslim ban LMAOO RETWEETS LIKES 274 256 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://peanutbutterpidge-remade.tumblr.com/post/153071692617">peanutbutterpidge-remade</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blanc-but-with-boobs.tumblr.com/post/153070262376">blanc-but-with-boobs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boss-hoody.tumblr.com/post/153070188546">boss-hoody</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill.tumblr.com/post/153069553502">oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://toytowns.tumblr.com/post/153068197336">toytowns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://effigyofubiquity.tumblr.com/post/153066213484">effigyofubiquity</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thechanelmuse.tumblr.com/post/153052108674">thechanelmuse</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote><figure><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f770ceb17c2e53c2c915b8dc4a5df0b8/tumblr_inline_oghxc7fzTt1qfa8wb_500.gif" class=""/></figure></blockquote> <p>The biggest catfish of all time. </p> </blockquote> <div class="media-holder media-holder-draggable media-holder-figure" draggable="true" style="display: block;" contenteditable="false"> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/16f9eb30729fd01e963d37a005611aa6/tumblr_inline_ogijd8GGHg1sgd6oj_540.jpg" data-img-key="657" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><div class="media-button icon_close media-killer"></div> </div> <p class="fake"><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not sure If this is true. I should check to see if it is…</p> </blockquote> <p>He should still get rid of NAFTA and TPP thos are garbage</p> </blockquote> <h2><i>I fucking called this you guys</i></h2> </blockquote> <p>HE PLAYED THEM ALL</p> </blockquote> <p>This just in: person doesn&rsquo;t follow through with the stuff he said on the campaign trail. </p><p>Shocking, I know.</p><p>Let&rsquo;s get real here, even if Trump wholeheartedly wants to carry through every single one of his plans he&rsquo;s not going to be able to. Just because the house and senate are majority Republican doesn&rsquo;t mean they all agree or want the same things. Trump is going to get stuck in the same gridlock every other president has and the Trumpkins and other supporters are in for a rude awakening.</p>
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Bad, Brains, and Fire: all-mixed-up311 Reason number one to actually vote for trump; he's a sleeper patriot. He truly loves this country, his main issue is he's not a good public speaker... he's REALLY bad with words and sometimes says stuff that he doesnt actually mean because he's that bad with words... Second reason to vote for Trump; we CANNOT have a Clinton in office again... <p>The ridiculous things Trump supporters say in his defense will never cease to amaze me. Ah yes, the “sleeper patriot”. That explains why he shits on the constitution every time he gets the chance. News stations should be banned from saying bad things about him. Libel laws should be increased. Who needs the First Amendment anyway? If you hurt Trump’s feelings then you shouldn’t have constitutional rights.</p> <p>Right, I’m sure he’s just so bad with words that it never occurred to him that bragging about sexual assault was a bad idea. The poor thing probably meant “loving women tenderly and gently and completely with their consent”. He just said it wrong.</p> <p>I swear y'all act like Clinton set the world on fire or something. Yes, he was a shit president. We&rsquo;ve survived shit presidents before and we will again, especially with a solid House and Senate. What we won’t survive is upending everything this country has stood for for more than two centuries. And before you even start, no I don’t support Clinton either. I’m just not going to let my fear of her cause me to throw all my brains and principles out the window and vote for a wicked fool.</p>
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Abraham Lincoln, Al Gore, and America: DEMOCRATS HARRY TRUMAMARGARETBANGER THE PARTY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS FDR PLANNED PARENTHOOD ITHINE ONEMANG0OD SI ACCEP TO TALK REFUSED TO SUPPORT ANTI-LYNCHINGLAMS LBJ ANOTHER AS LONG ASHES NOT ANGGEROR CHINAMAN SENATORROBERTBYRD TO THEWOMANS BRANCHOFTHE KKK BILL CLINTON ON BYRD KLANSMAN I'LLHAVE THO SE V" G GERS VOTING DEMOCRATIC FOR 200 YEARS I SHALLNEVER FIGHT IN THE ARMED FORCES TWITH ANEGROEBY MY SIDE HE WAS TRYING TO GETELE CTED BEING LIBERAL IGNORANCE oF HI WHEN EXCUSES AND STORY MATTER MORE THAN THE FACTS www.facebook.com/SockPuppetProphets <p><a href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/38361846083/prior-to-2010-the-following-is-what-readers-got" class="tumblr_blog">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Prior to 2010, the following is what readers got when they clicked on the Democrats.org “History” button….</p> <blockquote> <p>Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws</strong>, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act.</p> <p><strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.</strong> We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is the kind of BS spewed by Democrats on a daily basis, and unfortunately the media and other so-called watchdogs are so apparently ignorant of American history, Democrats continue to LIE through their teeth to their constituents, and via academia, to our kids. Despite the truth being out there for years, it’s probably not going to explode until some big shot news anchor gives us an “explosive expose” bringing us all those facts <em>first, </em>so he/she can proudly receive a Pulitzer…</p> <p>While I have only scratched the surface of civil rights history, here’s an except from yet <a href="http://stoprepublicans.blogspot.com/2006/05/history-of-republican-evil.html">another</a> list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support. As you read through it, remember, Democrats claim they <em>“are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws”</em>…</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 13, 1858</strong><br/> During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: <em>“I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”</em>; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee</p> <p><strong>April 16, 1862<br/></strong> President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>July 17, 1862<br/></strong> Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes <a href="http://www.civilwarhome.com/confiscationact1862.htm">Confiscation Act</a> stating that slaves of the Confederacy <em>“shall be forever free”</em></p> <p><strong>January 31, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>April 8, 1865</strong><br/> 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>November 22, 1865<br/></strong> Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “<a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASblackcodes.htm">black codes</a>,” which institutionalized racial discrimination</p> <p><strong>February 5, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>April 9, 1866</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; <a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1866.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1866</a>, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law</p> <p><strong>May 10, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no</p> <p><strong>June 8, 1866</strong><br/> U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>January 8, 1867<br/></strong> Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.</p> <p><strong>July 19, 1867</strong><br/> Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans</p> <p><strong>March 30, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: <em>“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”</em></p> <p><strong>September 12, 1868</strong><br/> Civil rights activist <a href="http://www.footstepsmagazine.com/issues/2004/09/2004-09-more.html">Tunis Campbell</a> and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 7, 1868</strong><br/> Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: <em>“This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”</em></p> <p><strong>October 22, 1868</strong><br/> While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan</p> <p><strong>December 10, 1869<br/></strong> Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office</p> <p><strong>February 3, 1870</strong><br/> After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>May 31, 1870<br/></strong> President U.S. Grant signs <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_enforce.html">Republicans’ Enforcement Act</a>, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights</p> <p><strong>June 22, 1870</strong><br/> Republican Congress creates <strong>U.S. Department of Justice</strong>, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South</p> <p><strong>September 6, 1870</strong><br/> Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell</p> <p><strong>February 28, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters</p> <p><strong>April 20, 1871</strong><br/> Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>October 10, 1871</strong><br/> Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands</p> <p><strong>October 18, 1871</strong><br/> After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan</p> <p><strong>November 18, 1872</strong><br/> Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for <em>“the Republican ticket, straight”</em></p> <p><strong>January 17, 1874</strong><br/> Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government</p> <p><strong>September 14, 1874</strong><br/> Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>March 1, 1875</strong><br/><a href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil1875.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1875</a>, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition</p> <p><strong>January 10, 1878</strong><br/> U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong</p> <p><strong>February 8, 1894</strong><br/> Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote</p> <p><strong>January 15, 1901</strong><br/> Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>May 29, 1902</strong><br/> Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%</p> <p><strong>February 12, 1909</strong><br/> On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP</p> <p><strong>May 21, 1919</strong><br/> Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no</p> <p><strong>August 18, 1920</strong><br/> Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures</p> <p><strong>January 26, 1922</strong><br/> House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong><br/></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>June 2, 1924</strong><br/> Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans</p> <p><strong>October 3, 1924</strong><br/> Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention</p> <p><strong>June 12, 1929</strong><br/> First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country</p> <p><strong>August 17, 1937</strong><br/> Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation</p> <p><strong>June 24, 1940</strong><br/> Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>August 8, 1945</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”</p> <p><strong>September 30, 1953</strong><br/> Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education</p> <p><strong>November 25, 1955</strong><br/> Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel</p> <p><strong>March 12, 1956</strong><br/> Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation</p> <p><strong>June 5, 1956</strong><br/> Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down <em>“blacks in the back of the bus”</em> law</p> <p><strong>November 6, 1956</strong><br/> African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President</p> <p><strong>September 9, 1957</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>September 24, 1957</strong><br/> Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orval_Faubus">Orval Faubus</a> to integrate public schools</p> <p><strong>May 6, 1960</strong><br/> President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats</p> <p><strong>May 2, 1963</strong><br/> Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights</p> <p><strong>September 29, 1963</strong><br/> Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School</p> <p><strong>June 9, 1964</strong><br/> Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. <strong>That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… </strong>On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>June 10, 1964</strong><br/> Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.</p> <p><strong>August 4, 1965</strong><br/> Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor</p> <p><strong>February 19, 1976</strong><br/> President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII</p> <p><strong>September 15, 1981</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs</p> <p><strong>June 29, 1982</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act</p> <p><strong>August 10, 1988</strong><br/> President Ronald Reagan signs <a href="http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/civilact.html">Civil Liberties Act of 1988</a>, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR</p> <p><strong>November 21, 1991</strong><br/> President George H. W. Bush signs <a href="http://www.legalarchiver.org/civil.htm">Civil Rights Act of 1991</a> to strengthen federal civil rights legislation</p> <p><strong>August 20, 1996</strong><br/> Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law</p> </blockquote> <p>And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>So the next time any Democrat claims they’ve been supportive of civil rights in America (and been so all along), ask them to explain their past. “We’ve grown” is not gonna cut it, considering they continue to lie about their past to this day, and only someone lacking in common sense would believe two distinct political parties could juxtaposition their stances on civil rights seemingly overnight.</p> <p>And I’m tired of the recitation that <a href="http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/03/19/the-dixiecrat-myth/">Southern Democrats became racist Republicans</a> and took those tendencies with them. Even today, it never takes long for a Democrat to play the race card purely for political advantage.</p></blockquote>

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