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Obama, can you spare blacks a proclamation?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by KingBall, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. KingBall

    KingBall New Member

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    The National Black Republican Association has issued a petition to Barack Hussein Obama, the leader of the Democratic Party, requesting that Obama issue a formal proclamation of apology for the Democratic Party's 150-year history of racism.

    We recognize that this is likely too much to ask of the oh so "racially sensitive" Democrats who want us to ignore their racist past and failed socialism that have caused so much harm to black Americans. So we will not hold our breath waiting for their response.

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    Petition to Barack Hussein Obama for a Proclamation of Apology for the Democratic Party's 150-year History of Racism

    We, black American citizens of the United States and the National Black Republican Association, declare and assert:

    WHEREAS, the healing of wounds begins with an apology, and the Democratic Party has never apologized for their horrific atrocities and racist practices against black Americans during the past 150 years, nor held accountable for the residual impact that those atrocities and practices are having on us today,

    WHEREAS, as a result of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission Report of May 31, 2006, the North Carolina Democratic Party issued a unanimous apology on January 20, 2007 for the Democratic Party's 1898 murderous rampage against blacks,

    WHEREAS, inner-city minister Rev. Wayne Perryman wrote a book, "Unfounded Loyalty: An In-depth Look Into The Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats", and filed a lawsuit against the Democratic Party on December 10, 2004, but, after admitting their history of racism under oath in court, the Democrats refused to apologize,

    WHEREAS, history shows that the Democratic Party through its racist agenda and "States' Rights" claim to own slaves, sought to protect and preserve the institution of slavery from 1792 to 1865, thus enslaving millions of African Americans, while the Republican Party was started in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, fought to free blacks from slavery and championed civil rights for blacks,

    WHEREAS, the Democratic Party enacted fugitive slave laws to keep blacks from escaping from plantations; instigated the 1856 Dred Scott decision which legally classified blacks as property; passed the Missouri Compromise to spread slavery into 50% of the new Northern states; and passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act designed to spread slavery into all of the new states,

    WHEREAS, the Democratic Party in the South formed the Confederacy, seceded from the Union and fought a Civil War (1861 to 1865) to expand slavery where over 600,000 citizens were killed, including many thousand blacks,

    WHEREAS, starting in 1861, anti-Civil War Democrats in the North were called "copperheads" like the poisonous snake because they (a) wanted to appease the South and accept a negotiated peace that would have resulted in an independent Confederacy where blacks were kept in slavery, and (b) showed their deep opposition to the Civil War draft by taking their anger out on blacks, murdering and maiming blacks in virtually every Northern state,

    WHEREAS, anti-Civil War Democrats in New York engaged in "Four Days of Terror" against the city's black population from July 13-16, 1863, and the anti-Civil War chant of the Democrats, as reported by one Pennsylvania newspaper, was: "Willing to fight for Uncle Sam", but not "for Uncle Sambo,"

    WHEREAS, the anti-Civil War Democrats verbally attacked Republican President Abraham Lincoln because he wanted to free the slaves through war and grant blacks civil rights, and drafted Northern men into the army to fight and die to make his Emancipation Proclamation a reality - a Proclamation that became the source of the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today,

    WHEREAS, after the Civil War, the Republican Party (a) pushed to amend the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment); (b) passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875; and (c) designed Reconstruction, a ten-year period of unprecedented political power for African Americans,

    WHEREAS, anti-civil rights Democrat Andrew Johnson became president when Republican President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and after the Civil War, the Democratic Party fought to end Reconstruction and deny blacks the promised "40 acres and a mule;" fought to overturn all civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's; and passed repressive legislation including the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws,

    WHEREAS, the book "A Short History of Reconstruction" by the renowned historian, Dr. Eric Foner, revealed that: (a) the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by Democrats as a Tennessee social club; (b) the Ku Klux Klan became a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy; and (c) the Ku Klux Klan spread into other Southern states, launching a 'reign of terror' against Republican leaders, black and white,

    More here.....http://www.nationalblackrepublicans...BAMA-CanYouSpareAPROCLAMATION&tp_preview=true
     
  2. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    It would be great if he said he was sorry in an official sort of way, but he would be saying sorry for people long since dead who may not have even been sorry... so perhaps meaningless.


    Robert Byrd can say sorry for himself since he is still around to do it, and he probaby is sorry
     
  3. ofunne

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    I'm a Nigerian-born physician currently resident in the US - my husband & I work with the United Nations. So we'll be returning to our country at the end of our service here...I have followed with very keen interest, the conversation around the issue of African Americans feeling that they are owed "something" by white folk or perhaps by the government...the truth is African Americans owe THEMSELVES A LOT - first and foremost, they owe themselves the right to take advantage of the opportunities that abound here in their country & in today's high tech world, to EDUCATE themselves (in all ramifications of this word - including getting to KNOW their brothers in Africa & generally increasing their knowledge base)... then slowly but surely, the wool from their eyes should clear & they shall stand TALL & PROUD as a people. EDUCATION & SOCIAL MOBILISATION are the key and you have to do this yourselves. Good luck guys!
     
  4. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    .........and after that everything is juuuuuust peachy huh!....:rolleyes:

    Nothing like living in the past.
     
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