Saturday, March 14, 2015

50 years after Selma: Pres Eisenhower’s bold civil rights record still stands

Selma could not have happened without President Eisenhower.

The truth is, the GOP has an extensive and rich history of fighting for Civil Rights that is not only commonly overlooked but routinely associated with a complete exoneration of the Democratic Party’s ugly record of systemic racism. The party of Lincoln solidified its mere existence trying to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass, a Republican, bravely fought against the Fugitive Slave Act, passed by Democrats. To dismiss these key examples as “ancient history” would be a disservice to the all of the brave men and women who fought for equality during that difficult time.  Republicans have a lot to be proud of as far as the Civil Rights Movement is concerned and one of the most significant points of pride can be summed up in three words:
Dwight David Eisenhower.