On This Day in 1865 – Thanks to Republicans The US Abolished Slavery

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On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendmentabolishing slaverybecame part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states. Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.

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  • Maria

    I guess most living Democrates don’t even know about this day and that the Republicaner are the once.
    Happy Anniversery… 🙂

  • Fionnagh

    It just SLAYS me how many people don’t know about this, or choose NOT to know!

  • reader

    On “preserving the narrative”: I saw a comment about this issue a while ago on another website, but alas I didn’t bookmark it. It was from a high school student who said he had asked his teacher why it was the Republicans who were anti-slavery. The kid said: “My teacher explained that the values of the parties later switched” — i.e., 150 years ago, everything bad came from the Democrats, but now everything bad comes from the Republicans.

    Hey, it’s what the teacher told him, so it must be true.

  • Rich

    Important to note that the D and R parties in the 19th century weren’t not similar at all with the present day parties. Roles and values have more or less switched.

    Nice try bub.

  • gus

    Were there celebrations in URBAN public schools today??? Of course not. Slavery isn’t over, it’s alive and well. It’s called THE GREAT SOCIETY. Permanent second class citizen status. Brought to AMERICAN. Colored people/Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans.
    Why has the TERMINOLOGY of the dependent black class changed????

  • jorgen

    As always, Republicans stand for freedom, back then and now – I am not surprised that socialist teachers are now rewriting history also on this: socialists stand for statism, making people dependent on the allpowerful state.

  • gus

    I grew up within walking distance of ANTIETAM. Does anyone HERE, know about ANTIETAM??
    It is chilling what happened that September in Maryland.
    Do LIBTARDS have ANY CLUE how many WISCONSIN, MISSOURI, or MICHIGAN (plus thousand and thousands more) white YOUNG MEN, gave their LIVES, LIMBS or futures for the cause of LIBERTY and the UNION??? Do any LIBTARDS understand that HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS died or were crippled. Do LIBTARDS UNDERSTAND how many WHITE NORTHERNERS sacrificed compared to the number of BLACKS who were lynched or murdered???
    Liberals are mentally ill.
    Read about Antietam.

  • winston

    Party of Freedom

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  • CJ

    Funny how a few on here believe the lie that “the Parties switched”…and simply REFUSE to believe the truth. The Republicans have ALWAYS been the party that wanted freedom for ALL. Look it up, you are on here so you have access to the truth, if you dare to know the truth!!!

  • Simon

    Also with that “switched” hogwash, wouldn’t that mean both parties are now Republican?

  • Simon

    Who the hell would just do se do and switch platforms? Especially after giving their lives for a cause they believed in – they’d just abandon or work against it? It’s impossible to insult someone who believes this idiocy, except to call them Democrat.

  • Simon

    Because you come to my house I have to go live in yours?! What the ?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #4 You are a brainwashed moron.

    If the (R)s are the party of slavery, in your bizarroland theory, why do the (D)s still control the inner city, the failed schools, and the cotton-picking-cum-voting slavery that still exists?

    The (D)s were the slaveowners.

    Get this. The (D)s started the KKK.

    Also this. The (D)s passed every single racist law that was ever enacted.

    Hey check this out. The (D)s started the so-called “Great Society” and intentionally evolved it to the WIC point it is today, a plan wherein any unwed black mother gets money on a per-child basis (increasing, as basic, simple laws of economics dictate, the number of unwed, on-the-dole black mothers).

    Also, if you haven’t been paying attention these, oh, last 50 years or so, the (D)s own the intentionally de-educating inner-city schools, and the intentionally enslaving inner cities themselves, from little ghetto Benton Harbor, MI to downtown Detroit to Oakland to D.C. to New Orleans to Cleveland to south-side Chicago to St. Loius.

    Also, for the blind, you may have missed that the Democrats are the ones who, since Democrat Progressive Extraordinaire Margaret Sanger, lover of Hitler, hater of black babies, have supported her intentionally-black-baby-killing eugenics-mill known as Planned Parenthood, and that the HOOD is where they prefer to set up shop. Democrats. All of them.

    Nobody switched. The Democrats lost their precious slaves, they got pissed for a few years, Kennedy was shot, the NEXT EFFING DAY they came on the radio saying that it was a white southern REPUBLICAN RACIST RIGHTWINGER, when in ACTUAL FACT it was a white Communist with a Russian wife who thought that Kennedy was not quite left-wing enough. That didn’t matter to the (D)s, still pissed that the Whites Only Lunch Counters that they created were a recent thing of the past — they had their narrative, and they were sticking to it. IT WORKED. The (D)s, along with Malcom X, in his earlier years, sucessfully RE-M’Fing-ENSLAVED THE BLACKS. Just as before, in prewar days, it became a virtual crime to EDUCATE a slave, to teach him to read and write. As it is today.

    You are a moron, who has no grasp of the treachery of the Slavemaster Democrats. THEY NEVER EFFING CHANGED A SINGLE IOTA.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Quite interesting that #4 came right on the heels of #3.

    Like clockwork. These college-educated fools spout what they are told without thinking about reality. “They switched roles”. Yeah. No comprehension of the sequence of events.

    Dems never changed — slaveowners then, slaveowners now.

  • Conservative to the Core

    Lincoln’s greatest claim to fame is that he’s the original spendthrift RINO. He should have found a way to abolish slavery in a fiscally sound manner. Slavery would have died out naturally at some point anyway and wouldn’t have cost taxpayers a dime in the process, in fact, quite the opposite.

  • IMHO, the greatest political lie perpetrated on the American electorate is that the Republicans are prejudiced and the Democrats want to help African-Americans.

  • Evil Otto

    He should have found a way to abolish slavery in a fiscally sound manner.

    OK, I’ll bite. How?

  • bg
  • bg


    Muslim Black slavery – Islam slave history of Black Africa

    just a sample:

    The Racist History of the Democratic Party

    [History reveals that the Republican Party was formed in 1854 to
    abolish slavery and challenge other racist legislative acts initiated
    by the Democratic Party.


    Congressional records show that Democrats were opposed to passing the
    following laws that were introduced by Republicans to achieve civil rights
    for African Americans:

    Civil Rights Act 1866
    Reconstruction Act of 1867
    Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866
    Enforcement Act of 1870
    Force Act of 1871
    Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
    Civil Rights Act of 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Civil Rights Act of 1960

    And during the 60’s many Democrats fought hard to defeat the

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    1965 Voting Rights Acts
    1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act

    Court records shows that it was the Democrats that supported the Dred Scott Decision. The decision classified Blacks and property rather than people. It was also the racist Jim Crow practices initiated by Democrats that brought about the two landmark cases of Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v. The Board of Education.]


    By Frances Rice

    [It’s a sure sign that Republicans are winning a debate on issues when Democrats, aided by well-meaning civility police pundits and activists, demand that Republicans stop showing their passion and “be civil”.

    I am still waiting for those with such a keen sense of civility to demand
    that Democrats cease their unrelenting and uncivil, even racist, attacks
    on black Republicans. I won’t hold my breath.

    High on the Democrats’ list of those to be denigrated are accomplished black Republicans who do not toe the Democrats’ liberal agenda line. Shamefully, Democrats do not want poor black children to have as role models any black person who does not engage in victim mongering and works hard to become prosperous rather than become dependent on government handouts.]

    Lynching Republicans

    [Otherwise known as the forgotten suppressed history of the Democrat party: following the Civil War, 1300 white Republicans and 3500 black Republicans were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan (via Mitchieville).]

    Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882-1968

    (stats vary lightly, but are more or less the same..)


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  • squeaky

    dem policies have pretty much remove personal responsibility from peoples lives. without a government agency available to clear up whatever mess someone finds themselves because [in many case] irresponsible behavior…….someone’s life style choices may not be your business but in the end you’ll be expected to pick up the pieces. dysfunctional family settings producing more dysfunctional society members – families finding that “beating” the system is more important than education and hard work.

  • squeaky

    a war on poverty lasting 50 odd years and still no exit strategy. maybe because so many folks make a living off it.

  • Just A Thought …, Or Two.

    Black people are [still] enslaved by the lucrative criminal enterprise
    known as the Democrat Party. They’re just too ignorant to realize it.

    Who do you think keeps them on drugs? Who do you think are their
    landlords? Who do you think keeps them dependent on government?
    Who do you think pays their overseers to keep them ignorant and
    blind, Judas Goats like Al Shapton, Jesse Jackson and Rev. Wright?

  • bg


    Black Slave Owners


    [According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.

    To return to the census figures quoted above, this 28 percent is certainly impressive when compared to less than 1.4 percent of all American whites and less than 4.8 percent of southern whites. The statistics show that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters.]

    More Buried History: Black Slave Owners in the US


    [In many instances, free black slave owners shared a similar view of slavery with their white counterparts. Slave owners of both races occasionally manumitted a trusted servant and in the same moment requested the sale of another slave. The act of freeing one or several slaves while others remained in bondage did not constitute a firm commitment against slavery, but a personal view which acknowledged that some slaves, through merit or hard work, deserved their freedom, while others were destined to be slaves until death.]

    The Truth May Inconvenience Our Perceptions

    [Indeed, I have a videotape of black historian, Dr. Edward Smith of American University in Washington D.C., in which he points out that at least 90,000 blacks served under arms in the Confederate armies. This long ignored, or silently suppressed fact is only now beginning to reach the public where it can help to alter our perceptions of the realities which existed in the Old South. It might be worth noting that in the Southern armies, black and white men were not segregated as they were in the Northern armies. They fought side by side with fellow Southerners. In support of this fact, perhaps you are not aware that the first military monument in Washington D.C. honoring black soldiers is in Arlington National Cemetery near the Custis-Lee Mansion. Erected in 1914 by Moses Ezekial, a Jewish Confederate who wanted to correctly portray the racial realities in the Southern armies, it clearly shows a black soldier marching in step with his white comrades in arms. It further portrays the trust that existed between them by depicting a black woman receiving a white soldier’s child for protection as he is going off to war. Somehow, this Confederate monument is never pointed out on the usual tours that you’ll get up there. Does anyone think they might know why?


    We must come to understand that slavery can come in many forms and under many names. It may still be of a physical nature, best represented today perhaps by imprisonment. What kind of a society imprisons 2 million of its people? Is not media propaganda, government indoctrination of our school children, and mandatory sensitivity training a form of intellectual or mental slavery? Can’t we become slaves to our passions, our fears, or any series of misconceptions and falsehoods on which we act? Can we not be legislated into slavery, or simply taxed into it? If many blacks recoil in horror at the thought of tens of thousands of black Confederates fighting and dying under the Confederate Battle Flag 135 years ago, it may just show the extent of their indoctrination, their alienation with the past, and the magnitude of the challenge Southerners face in ending racial hostility.]


  • squeaky

    “They’re just too ignorant to realize it.” human nature that extends to every color, creed, etc. some people are master manipulators and some are easily manipulated……. when being cool and with it beats out educated and motivated. something about free stuff.
    never look a gift horse in the mouth
    [According to the proverb, if one is given a horse as a gift, then that person should accept the gift without seeking a closer look, at least in front of the giver. After all, a gift is free; if the recipient did not pay for the horse, then why should he nitpick about its age, health or other features?]

  • bg


    squeaky #26

    hmmm, was not the Trojan Horse a gift?? 😉


  • daryl

    Compare Paul Johnson’s book on American History with Howard Zinn’s book on the same subject.

  • Just A Thought …, Or Two.

    One must suspect that, while exploiting and manipulating their flocks for their own self-aggrandizement, unscrupulous street hustlers like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Wright nust assuage their consciences (if any) by believing that, if God didn’t want them to be sheared, He wouldn’t have made them sheep.

  • Just A Thought …, Or Two.

    It’s off topic, but on this day in 1941, also, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, beginning the biggest war in this country’s history.

    On the Bing home page, there is a picture of the Arizona Memorial. You might take a look at it and reflect on all of the fine Americans who lost their lives that day. It saddens one to look at that sobering picture.

  • Big Mo

    You know, if the liberal meme that all the racists went to the Republican party were true, then why, pray tell, do the Democrats celebrate Jefferson-Jackson day every year, when both men were — gasp — slaveholders? Were Jefferson and Jackson terrible racists, and if so, why do Democrats celebrate them annually as the founders of their party, instead of, say, Lincoln?

    No liberal has ever been able to answer this question.

  • bg


    Are Republicans the real racists?

    [When the King family sought help with getting Dr. King out of a Birmingham jail, Richard Nixon did not respond because he knew that no individual Republican could have any control over the actions of the racist Democrats in the South. Kennedy’s civil rights advisor, Harris Wofford who was a personal friend of Dr. King, made a telephone call on behalf of President Kennedy without Kennedy’s knowledge that resulted in Dr. King’s release. Kennedy was angry about the call because he feared that he would lose the Southern vote. History shows, though, that the call By Wofford eventually worked in Kennedy’s favor and is the primary reason so many blacks wrongly revere Kennedy today.

    In the arsenal of the Democrats is a condemnation of Republican President Richard Nixon for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” These same Democrats expressed no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years, yet unfairly deride Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party that began in the 1970’s. Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” was an effort on his part to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were discriminating against blacks. Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal in 2007. ]

    Were all of America’s Founding Fathers
    racists, pro-slavery, and hypocrites?

    [One of the most frequent tactics employed to discredit America’s Founding Fathers is to say that the Founding Fathers were all pro-slavery racists and hypocrites. Therefore, why should we care what their views were on any subject? African-American professor Walter Williams wisely explained the use of this tactic in these words:

    “Politicians, news media, college professors and leftists of other stripes are selling us lies and propaganda. To lay the groundwork for their increasingly successful attack on our Constitution, they must demean and criticize its authors. As Senator Joe Biden demonstrated during the Clarence Thomas hearings, the framers’ ideas about natural law must be trivialized or they must be seen as racists.”

    These people paint a false picture of the Founding Fathers and the issue of slavery. The historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by the Founders; slavery was introduced in America nearly two centuries before the Founders. In fact, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay noted that there had been few serious efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery prior to the Founding Fathers.

    The Revolution was a turning point in the national attitude against slavery – and it was the Founders who contributed greatly to that change. In fact, one of the reasons given by Thomas Jefferson for the separation from Great Britain was a desire to rid America of the evil of slavery imposed on them by the British.


    In fact, based in part on the efforts of these Founders, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts abolished slavery in 1780; Connecticut and Rhode Island did so in 1784; New Hampshire in 1792; Vermont in 1793; New York in 1799; and New Jersey in 1804. Furthermore, the reason that the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa all prohibited slavery was a federal act authored by Rufus King (signer of the Constitution) and signed into law by President George Washington which prohibited slavery in those territories.]


  • bg


    re: #15

    [..today is also ‘A date which will live in infamy’]

    re: #30

    [..on this day in 1941, also, the Japanese bombed Pearl
    Harbor, beginning the biggest war in this country’s history.]


    😀 [i can hear the trolls clapping from here..
    perhaps a few so called conservatives too..]


  • Taqiyy.

    Once again, bg, I bow to your web-fu.

    My rant was just a rant, and you’ve provided the necessary backup, links galore, as usual.

    Nice. 🙂

  • Taqiyy.

    …and you BETTER not quit this site.

    I may have to stalk you, if you do that.


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  • bg


    Taqiyyotomist / Taqiyy.

    oh but was it ever one of the a greatest rants ever!! 😀

    re: [The (D)s, along with Malcom X, in his earlier
    years, successfully RE-M’Fing-ENSLAVED THE BLACKS.]

    why Malcolm was assassinated:

    “For 12 long years I lived within the narrow-minded confines of the ‘straitjacket world’ created by my strong belief that Elijah Muhammad was a messenger direct from God Himself, and my faith in what I now see to be a pseudo-religious philosophy that he preaches…. I shall never rest until I have undone the harm I did to so many well-meaning, innocent Negroes who through my own evangelistic zeal now believe in him even more fanatically and more blindly than I did.”

    Malcolm X

    to be continued due to linkage..


  • bg


    same goes for this and this, not to mention the
    poligious Islam, strange /not/ coinkydink huh..


  • Gem

    For those of you who are not familiar with US history. The 1865 Republicans were NOT the “GOP” of today, but were literally ‘of the Republic”. They were the direct predecessors of the Democratic Party and if you research their dogmas, you will find that they were very far indeed in philosophy from the current day Republican Party. Try not to be stupid, and learn to read.