The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party



当你思考种族平等和公民权利时,想到的是哪个政党呢?
When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? 共和党?
The Republicans? 或者,民主党?
Or, the Democrats? 多数人可能会说民主党
Most people would probably say the Democrats. 但这个答案不正确
But this answer is incorrect. 自从民主党于1829年成立
Since its founding in 1829 民主党极力反对每一个主要公民权利提案
the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative 且拥有悠久的歧视历史
and has a long history of discrimination 民主党捍卫奴隶制,发动内战
The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War 反对重建,成立了3k党,强制实行种族隔离
opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation 犯下私刑,并且极力反对1950年代和1960年代的民权法案
perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s 相比之下
In contrast 共和党是1854年作为一个反对奴隶制的政党成立的
the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party 它的使命是阻止奴隶制扩散到新西部地区
Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories 目的是完全废除奴隶制
with the aim of abolishing it entirely 然而,结果却因最高法院而彻底受挫
This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court. 1857年的德雷德·斯科特诉桑福德案
In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford 法院裁决奴隶不是公民;他们是财产
the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property 那7位投票支持奴隶制的法官?
The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? 全是民主党员
All Democrats. 两位持异议的法官呢?
The two justices who dissented? 都是共和党员
Both Republicans. 当然,奴隶制问题最终因一场血腥的内战而得到解决
The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. 那场战争中的最高统帅是第一位共和党总统
The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President 亚伯拉罕·林肯
Abraham Lincoln 这个给予了奴隶们自由的人
the man who freed the slaves 联盟国军队投降六天后
Six days after the Confederate army surrendered 约翰·布斯,一个民主党员,刺杀了林肯总统
John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln 林肯的副总统
Lincoln’s vice president 一个名叫安德鲁·约翰逊的民主党员担任总统
a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency 但约翰逊坚决反对林肯的计划
But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan 即让新解放奴隶融入到南方的经济和社会秩序
to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order 约翰逊和民主党统一起来反对废除奴隶制的第十三修正案
Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery 给予黑人公民权的第十四修正案
the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship 和给予黑人投票权的第十五修正案
and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote 这三条修正案能够通过,全是因为得到了共和党一致的支持
All three passed only because of universal Republican support. 重建时期
During the era of Reconstruction 联邦军队驻扎在南方,帮助保护新解放奴隶的权利
federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves 到1900年,上百个黑人作为共和党员被选进南方州议会
Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans 22位黑人共和党员在美国国会任职
and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900 直到1935年,民主党并未选出一个黑人到国会任职
The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935. 但在重建结束后
But after Reconstruction ended 联邦军队离开后,民主党吼叫着夺回了在南方的权力
when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South 他们通过诸如黑人条款的措施
They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region 即限制黑人拥有财产和经商的能力的法律
迅速恢复了整个地区的白人至上主义
with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses 然后他们强制实施人头税和读写测试
And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests 用来推翻黑人公民的选举权
used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote 那么这些都是怎么实施的呢?
And how was all of this enforced? 通过恐袭
By terror 这些多数是由民主党员内森·福斯特创办的3K党唆使的
much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest 正如历史学家艾瑞克·佛纳—他本人是个民主党员—提到的
As historian Eric Foner – himself a Democrat – notes: “实际上,3K党是一支为民主党利益服务的军队”
“In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” 伍德罗·威尔逊总统,一个民主党员
President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat 与3K党有很多共同看法
shared many views with the Klan 他在许多联邦机构里重新实施种族隔离
He re-segregated many federal agencies 甚至史上第一次在白宫放映了一部电影
and even screened the first movie ever played at the White House 种族主义电影《一个国家的诞生》,原名为《同族人》
the racist film “The Birth of a Nation,” originally entitled “The Clansman.” 十几年后
A few decades later 对1964年具里程碑意义的民权法案唯一巨大的国会反对力量来自民主党
the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats 国会里80%的共和党员支持这项法案
Eighty percent of Republicans in Congress supported the bill. 低于70%的民主党员支持
Less than 70 percent of Democrats did. 民主党参议员阻挠此法案75天
Democratic senators filibustered the bill 直到共和党员们极尽所能集齐了打破僵局所需的额外投票数
for 75 days, until Republicans mustered the few extra votes needed to break the logjam 而当他们奴役黑人,让黑人被奴役
And when all of their efforts to enslave blacks, keep them enslaved 和阻止黑人投票的所有努力都失败后
and then keep them from voting had failed 民主党想出了一条新策略
the Democrats came up with a new strategy 如果黑人要投票,投给民主党就最好不过了
If black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats. 据称林登·约翰逊在谈及民权法案时说
As President Lyndon Johnson was purported to have said about the Civil Rights Act, “我要让那些黑*200年内都投票给民主党”
“I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for two hundred years.” 所以现在
So now 民主党靠那些它花了很长时间压迫着的人们的选票风生水起
the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing 民主党错误地指控共和党是恶棍
Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain 但实际上却是民主党的失败政策在压制着黑人
when in reality it’s the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down 庞大的政府福利严重破坏了黑人家庭
Massive government welfare has decimated the black family. 对学校选择的反对使得黑人困在烂学校
Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools. 政治正确化的治安管理使得黑人社区无法抵御暴力犯罪
Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime. 所以,当你想到种族平等和公民权利时
So, when you think about racial equality and civil rights 应该想到哪个政党呢?
which political party should come to mind? 我是范德比大学的政法教授卡罗尔·斯韦恩
I’m Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, for Prager University.

Michael Martin

40 Responses

  1. Very well said 👍.
    I don't understand why all people don't understand this, but I guess common sense is a super power these days.

  2. It amazes me how many people think that the Democratic party contains a consistent and inherent ideology, and use this delusion to equivocate left wing thought, such as egalitarianism, with racism and slavery

  3. my father was black men and hispanish from Dominican Rep and wen i was 7 years he talk to me that the Real true is there and the Democrats are. Fake. They are Racist in the begining of the slave they kill and summer black people and Republican defender the black people he always was Republican. he say i hate Democrats. wen most of the people was Democrats now iam 55 it is true!

  4. Please don't tell me y'all lack the understanding of History; recent history for that matter…. up until the 1950s the Democrat Party has not been the same… all those old KKK members are not Republicans not say the current Democratic party has done so much for Black people but come on people but don't lie about the history to try to make a point

  5. Does anybody really know what actually happened back then? Is there any eye witnesses still alive? Written scriptures can be altered, all politicians answer to the same power Republicans or democrats. In the end we the people hold the power we are the right hand of the nation.

  6. Blacks in the Democratic Party are being used. Just being propped up for self gain by rich white Democrats. Sad to see.

  7. Republican and democratic party both hate black people .the use black voters and both support slavery, Abraham Lincoln never freed anyone, they all agree to our destruction

  8. The constant rhetoric of the Democrats' accusations that all Republicans are racists can hereby be proven as false. Democrats have Defended Slavery, Started the Civil War,  Opposed Reconstruction, Founded the Ku Klux Klan, Perpetrated Lynchings,  Imposed Segregation and Fought Civil Rights Acts.  The truth should be known!

  9. If you want to turn our beautiful democratic govt into a socialist narcissistic communist party do not vote for the Democrats.

  10. Thank you madam for saying the truth. I am black and I am a Trumpteer💪💪💪Trump 2020👍👍👍

  11. i can hear all the snowflakes calling this black lady a racist Its crazy lincoln was a republican but had a democrat vice president whom was opposed to integrating free slaves into society.Woodrow wilson created the opressive federal income tax so i can believe he wasa democrat ! lbj said he would keep those ignorant neegros voting democrat the next 200 years he wasnt too far off

  12. Unfortunately it is necessary to use a black person to explain this because Democrats value the color of her skin more than the content of her character.

  13. Thank you for shinning the truth democrats will keep depressing people and causing trouble between blacks and whites. Pray for a great awaking.

  14. Apartheid Democrats…that’s what we call them in my family. I watched them marching in lockstep with the KKK when I was a youngster. It is remarkable how undereducated people who embrace the Democratic/Socialist Party are. Many vote in utter ignorance of what they are voting for….but keep in mind, this is the same lot that has been programmed to buy an $.08 can of Redbull for $2.00..!

  15. Most of the people that have been in the public schools today are going to get what they can, while they can. I don't think that they care about this country. I don't think that they have any love for their fellow man for the most part. In my opinion, that's a mistake! We need to love our fellow man. Semper Fidelis!

  16. I really think that people have realized what's going on with the difference between the parties. But the problem is that the Democrats are now trying to pay for their college and pay for their child care and pay for their food and pay for their reparations, basically trying to turn this country upside down into a socialist society. I work for a living. I ask nothing from anyone. Just leave me alone and let me perform. I have a major issue with a candidate that tells people that if I get elected I will make sure that you have free college and free food and free phones! To me , that's buying votes! Without anything to back it up! Just like Obama's most transparent government ever. If you remember, he promised a second payment from the government to all individuals during his election that never came to fruition. I didn't want it. I didn't need it. But in my mind, he was buying votes, which is technically illegal.

  17. Yeah,those were all democrats and anti Trump supporter marching with their tiki torches! I think we're a little past 1929 ..

  18. Okay as of 2019 Democratic party id showing the Americans who is important Their agenda is to decriminate against Americans people They're using these dumb illegals fot their gain. Anyone who put Democratic candidates fo and.

  19. I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. But the north invaded the south because the secession of these states. How do you get around the fact that Lincoln never freed any slaves in the north.
    You people speak half truths in an attempt to convince people that a party has controlling over what people do, like lynch blacks, burn, and murder. Republican party has been instrumental in invading more countries for oil, drugs, and controlling over people. What politicians do is they both lie, kill, control. Get your facts straight.

  20. Truth. We Republicans did not change places. Our consciences are the same. We fear God and love our brethren, every color!! We believe in Rule of Law and fairness. That you can't help others if you allow jungle law. Peace and safety depend on rule of law. Pro-immigration, pro-DUE PROCESS at the border. It isn't about white supremacy for me. It's about safety for all.

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