So here is the deal, the Trump nightmare presidency was made possible because of racist policies and tendencies that have existed in the GOP, for arguably hundreds of years.
Yes, the Democratic party was the party of the KKK, but please never lose sight of the changes which occurred, which saw a Southern Democrat, Lyndon Baines Johnson, sign two landmark pieces of legislation, (a) the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and (b)the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law giving African Americans autonomy and dignity.
Yes, Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment the Emancaptation Declaration into law, but Lincoln had no moral conviction about freeing the slaves.
Evidence of that may be found in the link below.
Additionally, the 1877 compromise which saw Republican Rutherford B Hayes ascend to the Presidency was one of the most treacherous acts ever embarked on in America.
Republicans gave everything away to the Democrats in the south, when they agreed that Hayes, who was losing the election, become the president if he removed US troops from the South.
Hayes removal of Federal troops from the South effectively ended Reconstruction which was empowering Blacks and had resulted in 22 black men getting elected to the US House of Representatives and two to the US Senate.
Out of that treachery came Jim Crow.
Jim crow laws resulted in an almost worse form of slavery for the recently freed enslaved people.
Leapfrog to the present day.
Republican policies are totally and comprehensively antithetical to the very existence of African American’s.
What’s good for us they fight; what’s bad for us they support.
On police abuse, the environment, jobs, housing, education, and every other area of our lives, Republicans fight against our interest.
The fight against abortion is a fight that Republicans champion because white women do not have enough white babies.
Iowa Republican congressman said; we cannot maintain our civilization with other people’s babies”.
On the one hand, the fight to empty out America of black and brown people and, on the other hand, stop abortions is geared solely on building up whites numerically to maintain white supremacy and white hegemony.
No political party can claim to represent God by fighting against abortions on the one hand but fights vigorously to keep basic sustenance out of the mouths of babies after they are born.
Most of the so-called white evangelicals who claim that Donald Trump was sent by God will give everything they have to protect a dog, but would do nothing to help a black baby or black person in need.
As Christians, many of us refuse to participate in our lives, so we become victims of our own disengagement.
Neither political party is about God, but being about God is not what we say; it is about what we do.
What would Jesus do?
Feed the hungry, heal the sick, comfort the widow, visit the incarcerated.
No, neither party is Godly, but we must live with them, and as they are, we must choose the party that is closer to those basic standards.
Mike Beckles is a former police Detective corporal, businessman, freelance writer, he is a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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