FACT- Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president of the United States.
FACT- Historical records, including a 13 volume set of congressional records from 1872 reveal that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was established by Nathan Bedford Forrest - a Democrat.
FACT- Nathan Bedford Forrest, as leader of the KKK, was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.
FACT- The KKK targeted Republicans, both black AND white, and lynched 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites between 1882 and 1964.
FACT- Democratic legislators successfully blocked Republican efforts to pass anti-lynching laws.
FACT- No Democrat voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves.
FACT- The 1960 Civil Rights Act was a Republican Bill which became law after it survived a 5 day, 5 hour filibuster by 18 Democrats. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat, only after it failed to be scuttled by 22 Senate Democrats - including a Klansman (Robert Byrd) and Al Gore, Sr. (Yes - future Vice-President Al Gore's father).
FACT- Republicans appointed the 1st black Air Force and Army 4-star generals.
FACT- Republicans established civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday as a national holiday.
My point in all of this is to show that while the Democrats attempt to paint Republicans as evil, hateful people the truth is, if it weren't for Republicans our nations racists would still be lynching blacks every day with impunity. You see, the Republican Party is just about as much about equality and fairness as it is in fiscal responsibility, national security and protecting democracy. On the other hand liberals are all about returning to inequality. Consider taxes for a moment. If you ask a liberal if they believe in equality in taxation chances are they will say "Yes." But when you point out that tax equality means that Bill Gates would pay the exact same dollar amount as you and me - not percentage mind you but actual dollar amount - they are incensed because they by far believe the rich don't deserve what they have worked hard for and they should pay more - which is one of the most un-American positions I can imagine.
I'm glad Democrats no longer hold to their racist past, unfortunately they have replaced their hate for the black population with hate for American principles and the Constitution.
So next time you have a moment to sit and consider your political beliefs I hope you will consider that voting Republican is voting for equality and freedom, it is voting for America and the Constitution our founding fathers fought and died for it is voting against the racist philosophy which the Democratic Party endorsed and held for well over 100 years.