Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Conservatives History with Race

Slavery was introduced to the nation before it's founding and continued up till the civil war. Before the civil war, Southern Conservatives (most of who where Democrat) wrote and argued in favor of their "peculiar institution," while Northern Conservatives argued against any radical changes. When Lincoln became President, Southern Conservatives attacked Fort Sumter and plunged America into a civil war.

After the war Republican Liberals tried to reform the south, but Southern Conservatives waged a war of terror against Northern Liberals and Southern blacks. This war of terror included lynchings and murders and was successful. Southern Conservatives managed to stave off civil rights for another century.

When Liberals began mobolizing in favor of civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, Conservatives decried them as communists and revolutionaries, and fought against civil rights with violent tactics. After African American Civil Rights were finally enforced by the liberal Supreme Court, Liberals (both Democrats and Republicans) in congress, and the liberal and Democratic Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, southern Conservatives left the Democratic Party in droves, finding a new home in the Conservative Republican Party (and, naturally, they pushed it even further to the right).

To sum up, if you are looking for the political philosophy that condones and supports racism in America, you should probably consider modern conservatism.

This article brought to you thanks to Bruce Bartlett's latest article "The Democrat's Own History with Race" which is accurate but quite misleading.

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