I’ve grown completely weary of watching freedom loving Patriots, yield incessantly for fear of hurting somebody’s feelings, emotions, or their psyche, and their giving in to public pressure from the even larger screaming voices of the pathetic Left, or even fear of reprisals from the same.
To be perfectly honest, I think it’s time to kick some ass.
“Fellow” as a noun – a person in the same position, involved in the same activity, or otherwise associated with another.
“Fellow” as an adjective – sharing a particular activity,
quality, or condition with someone or something.
Let the emphasis on the title of this article be on “fellow” and not on the “Americans” word. This use of fellow is in a direct and specific context to those who stand for a free, independent and sovereign America.
This short piece is about the first African-American in the Lower-House of Congress, and only the 2nd African-American Congress member overall, and what he had to say at the time just after the Civil War, on whom it was that stood against Black Americans.
I present the following article as a reminder to all, that
the party of Racism has always been the Democrat Party; through all the
smokescreen where they talk about some “Big Switch”; though you can’t find any
evidence of any major party switch in history, but Democrats do love to trot
out any micro-victory they can find along the way.
This short piece is about the first African-American in the Lower-House of Congress, and only the 2nd African-American Congress member overall, and what he had to say at the time
just after the Civil War, on whom it was that stood against Black Americans.
Just a bit of history first:
Mr. Joseph Hayne
Rainey – South Carolina
Congress Member from December, 1870 to March, 1879
Mr. Rainey was born
in Georgetown, South Carolina in 1832, to slaves Edward Sr.
and Grace Rainey. Edward purchased freedom for himself, his wife and 2 sons,
after doing enough side-work as an independent Barber.
Joseph found himself
conscripted (forced) in 1861 into service for the Confederate Army, along with
other free (oxymoron here) Blacks, but he and his family escaped to St.
George’s, Bermuda, and returned to South Carolina in 1866 after the end of the
While on St. George’s, Joseph
reestablished his Barber business, and his wife owned her own dressmaking
business; all on a tiny island with a majority White population.
Joseph was a
delegate to South Carolina’s Republican
Constitutional Convention in 1868, where the State prepared a new State
Constitution during the Reconstruction Era, for rejoining the Union,
following the Civil War.
The Civil Rights Act
of 1866 was the first U.S. Federal Law to define citizenship and guarantee
equal protection under the law. Originally passed the year before, the Bill was
vetoed by President Andrew Johnson, but was passed again in 1866 to support the
13th amendment. Johnson again vetoed the Bill, but Congress got its
2/3 majority in both houses, to override the veto.
(Seems a bit of
irony that a President Johnson was involved in the 1866; and the 1964 Civil
Following, is an
excerpt from a Floor-Speech Joseph Rainey gave in 1871, in response to a statement
made by U.S. House Representative Samuel S. Cox of New York, with some at the expense of Joseph
Rainey and other Black South Carolina Representatives.
(I do not own any
rights to this excerpt)
42nd Congress, Second Session (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office,
1872), pp. 1442, 1443.
See how familiar
some things appear:
“The remarks made by
the gentleman from New York in relation to the
colored people of South Carolina
escaped my hearing, as I was in the rear of the Hall when they were made, and I
did not know that any utterance of that kind had emanated from him. I have
always entertained a high regard for the gentleman from New York, because I believed him to be a
useful member of the House. He is a gentleman of talent and of fine education,
and I have thought heretofore that he would certainly be charitable toward a
race of people who have never enjoyed the same advantages that he has. If the
colored people of South Carolina had been
accorded the same advantages—if they had had the same wealth and surroundings
which the gentleman from New York
has had, they would have shown to this nation that their color was no obstacle
to their holding positions of trust, political or otherwise. Not having had
these advantages, we cannot at the present time compete with the favored race
of this country; but perhaps if our lives are spared, and if the gentleman from
New York and other gentlemen on that side of the House will only accord to us
right and justice, we shall show to them that we can be useful, intelligent
citizens of this country. But if they will continue to proscribe us, if they
will continue to cultivate prejudice against us; if they will continue to decry
the Negro and crush him under foot, then you cannot expect the Negro to rise
while the Democrats are trampling upon him and his rights. We ask you, sir, to
do by the Negro as you ought to do by him in justice.
If the Democrats are
such staunch friends of the Negro, why is it that when propositions are offered
here and elsewhere looking to the elevation of the colored race, and the
extension of right and justice to them, do the Democrats array themselves in
unbroken phalanx, and vote against every such measure? You, gentlemen of that
side of the House, have voted against all the recent amendments of the
Constitution, and the laws enforcing the same. Why did you do it? I answer,
because those measures had a tendency to give to the poor Negro his just
rights, and because they proposed to knock off his shackles and give him
freedom of speech, freedom of action, and the opportunity of education, that he
might elevate himself to the dignity of manhood.
Now you come to us
and say that you are our best friends. We would that we could look upon you as
such. We would that your votes as recorded in the Globe from day to day could
only demonstrate it. But your votes, your actions, and the constant cultivation
of your cherished prejudices prove to the Negroes of the entire country that
the Democrats are in opposition to them, and if they [the Democrats] could have
sway our race would have no foothold here.
Now, sir, I have not
time to vindicate fully the course of action of the colored people of South Carolina. We are
certainly in the majority there; I admit that we are as two to one. Sir, I ask
this House, I ask the country, I ask white men, I ask Democrats, I ask
Republicans whether the Negroes have presumed to take improper advantage of the
majority they hold in that State by disregarding the interest of the minority?
They have not. Our convention which met in 1868, and in which the Negroes were
in a large majority, did not pass any proscriptive or disfranchising acts, but
adopted a liberal constitution, securing alike equal rights to all citizens,
white and black, male and female, as far as possible. Mark you, we did not
discriminate, although we had a majority. Our constitution towers up in its
majesty with provisions for equal protection of all classes and citizens.
Notwithstanding our majority there, we have never attempted to deprive any man
in that State of the rights and immunities to which he is entitled under the
Constitution of this Government. You cannot point me to a single act passed by
our Legislature, at any time, which had a tendency to reflect upon or oppress
any white citizen of South Carolina.
You cannot show me one enactment by which the majority in our State have
undertaken to crush the white men because the latter are in a minority.
I say to you,
gentlemen of the Democratic party, that I want you to deal justly with the
people composing my race. I am here representing a Republican constituency made
up of white and colored men. I say to you deal with us justly; be charitable
toward us. An opportunity will soon present itself when we can test whether you
on that side of the House are the best friends of the oppressed and ill-treated
Negro race. When the civil rights bill comes before you, when that bill comes
up upon its merits asking you to give civil rights of the Negro, I will then
see who are our best friends on that side of the House.
I will say to the
gentleman from New York
that I am sorry I am constrained to make these remarks. I wish to say to him
that I do not mind what he may have said against the Negroes of South Carolina.
Neither his friendship nor his enmity will change the sentiment of the loyal
men of that State.
We are determined to
stand by this Government. We are determined to use judiciously and wisely the
prerogative conferred upon us by the Republican party. The democratic party may
woo us, they may court us and try to get us to worship at their shrine, but I
will tell the gentleman that we are republicans by instinct, and we will be
Republicans so long as God will allow our proper senses to hold sway over us”
Sounds like the good
ole Democrats were already bribing and blackmailing Blacks.
I found this to be
an interesting piece of history.
We are Dismantling
the Beast, one piece at a time.