Black Lives Have Mattered To Republicans For Over 160 Years

Birthplace_of_the_US_Republican_Party_2.jpgThe Republican Party of Dane County is erecting over a dozen billboards in the Dane County area paying tribute to the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in the states of rebellion on New Year’s Day in January of 1863, the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution in 1865 ending slavery forever, and the new freedoms, political and economic, granted by those actions.  

Democrat leadership in our larger cities in America, including Madison, has failed to solve the problems that have been the focus of attention the last several months. Government programs they champion have held minorities down, created huge educational disparities, and destroyed traditional families. The previous Presidential administration, despite its historic nature, only further fanned the flames of division over eight years leaving America more divided than ever.

On the other hand, Republicans are proud of our long Civil Rights heritage, including:

Literally, black lives have mattered to Republicans for over 160 years and we continue the fight today.

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    commented 2020-09-27 09:19:10 -0500
    This is unfortunately a bit misleading. in the late 1860s and 1870s, Republicans were still the party of big government. An ideological shift occurred in the very late 1800s and very early 1900s, and that switch resulted in the ideologies of the parties that we have today. The Republicans of today were called Democrats in 1865, and they strongly opposed protections for African Americans and social justice reform.