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Fri Apr 19, 2013

by: Frank E da Silva

There are those who, either by themselves or through surrogates and assorted sycophants, who publish worthless trash either promoting themselves, while taking unprovoked cheap shots at those they perceive to be threats to their vanity.{{more}}

Having allegedly obtained a degree on some obscure subject from some unrenowned place of leaning, they spare no words attacking someone whose varied credentials were obtained at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Feeding at the trough of one of the world’s most unproductive bodies, living off international taxpayers, is elevation of their “Vincentian significance”.

Here we will leave the thinly disguised puff pieces to those egotists; we will bring you historical information that ignorant historians [a classic oxymoron] are not [giving them the benefit of the doubt] keen on reporting. The Democrats have change tactics: Over 15 million black babies murdered in forty years, the dismantling of the black family and blacks – the majority – in prison for murdering and other crimes against blacks and the “bigotry of low expectation” all products of Democrat “benevolence” is the new reality.

Bet you didn’t know:

In 1948, George H W Bush became the chief fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) at Yale. Ninety per cent of Bush charitable contribution has been to the UNFC.

In March 1989, Bush, then President of the US, was invited to speak at the UNFC Annual Dinner, Here is an excerpt: “You know, as Michael said, my association with the UNCF got started there at Yale University in ‘48. And Bill Trent came up to New Haven and talked to a lot of young idealistic people about his vision for higher education, and he did a superb job. And so today, when he and Vi flew up with me on Air Force One, I had this great feeling of nostalgia. And his 79th birthday I think is tomorrow, but in any event, it’s great to be with this old friend way down on the end of the line. Also with us on Air Force One was another executive director of the UNCF, Art Fletcher, who’s here somewhere. But we had good representation. And you talk about the hard sell, they’re still doing it.

Tonight, flanked by old friends and, in a real sense, family — because my brother, John, is active in this crusade, and I consider many of you here family — I am grateful for your company. During my student days at Yale, I first saw the fund invest in higher education and in America. And then, as now, it insisted that excellence become a way of life and a higher learning a bequest. And as an undergraduate, I came to grasp what Churchill talked about when he said, ‘Personally, I am always ready to learn, though I do not always enjoy being taught.’

Well, for nearly half a century, this fund has taught so that America could learn, and the gentler impulses of mankind was high on the teaching agenda. And you have helped society’s disadvantaged cast off despair and poverty. And through such friends as Bill Trent and now Chris and then Frederick D. Patterson — and, yes, he is still sorely missed — you have endorsed liberty, opportunity, and the dignity of work.

But most of all, you really have shown how the conscience and education can fulfill the promise of America: to right wrong, to love freedom, to demand equality for all. And for that, I congratulate you. And yet I challenge you, too. Black and white, together — we know that America will not be a good place for any of us to live until it is a good place for all of us to live.”

In 1956, William J Fulbright campaigned across the country for the unsuccessful Steven – Kefauver -Steven ticket. He swamped his Republican challenger that year. Fulbright signed The Southern Manifesto opposing the Supreme Court’s historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He subsequently joined with his fellow Southern Democrats in filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as voting against the 1965 Voting Rights Act. However, during the Nixon administration Fulbright voted for a civil rights bill.

In February and March 1956,The Declaration of Constitutional Principles (known as the Southern Manifesto) was a document written in the US Congress in opposition to racial integration of public places The manifesto was signed by 99 politicians from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Texas, and Virginia. Senators led the opposition, with Strom Thurmond writing the initial draft and Richard Russell the final version.
 
The manifesto was signed by 19 Senators and 82 Representatives, including the entire congressional delegations of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia. All of the signatories were Southern Democrats except two Republicans, Joel Broyhill and Richard Poff of Virginia. School segregation laws were some of the most enduring and best-known of the Jim Crow laws that characterized the American South and several northern states at the time.

On September 9, 1957, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs the first Civil Rights Law in eighty-two years granting Negroes the right to vote and establish the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

On February 5, 1959, Eisenhower in expanding his Civil Right Act granting Negroes the vote stated, “… Every individual regardless of his race, religion, or national origin is entitled to the equal protection of the laws.” Democrats overwhelmingly opposed.

Next week, where was Kennedy and Johnson.

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