Louisiana State Senator First Black Republican Senator Since Reconstruction

Friday was a momentous day: Louisiana State Senator, Elbert Guillory, switched from the Democrat to Republican party.

Tami Jackson The Black Sphere 6/2/2013

Senator Guillory, of Opelousas, LA, is now the FIRST black Republican senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction (1865-1877)!

Mr. Guillory was originally a Republican, but switched to Democrat to run for office in […]

Sesquicentennial Comparisons: Black Slavery in America and Ottoman Turkey

“…Amongst the Mussulmans, however, the use of having slaves is universal; with them it is just as natural to have negro slaves as it is [for non-Muslims] to have cats or dogs in the house…”

 

Andrew G. Bostom American Thinker 1/1/2013

January 1, 2013 marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of President Abraham […]

What Frederick Douglass Teaches Us About American Exceptionalism and the Growth of Freedom

Nick Gillespie Reason Magazine 7/4/2012

I don’t think there’s a greater Fourth of July speech than Frederick Douglass’ 1852 address, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?“…

…In pre-abolition America, Douglass was of course specifically addressing slavery, a national original sin so monstrous that he notes its justification is elided in the […]

Obama reflects on ‘flawed’ Constitution

Breitbart.com Breitbart TV 5/14/2012

 

Update: ReFounders:

On this day in history, May 14, 1857, former slave and abolitionist spokesman Frederick Douglass delivered a speech to the American Abolition Society about the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott Case.

The Supreme Court ruled that black people were actually property and they had no […]

Beck: Chris ‘Balloon Head’ Matthews

GlennBeck.com 1/28/2011

Chris Matthews went after Michelle Bachmann for comments she made during her response to The President’s State of the Union regarding the Founders and slavery. Glenn took exception to Matthews’s remarks, and he showed who the real balloon head was on radio this morning (hint: he’s a host on MSNBC. OK, that doesn’t […]