The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party


Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at
least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted
at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those
twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.” Those “twin relics” were spreading into
the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories
became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple
women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally. The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans
and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first
Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats,
voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest
war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of
the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship;
and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote. In 1870, the first black senator and the first
black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the
House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of
Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea. Republicans also kept their pledge to defend
women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed
by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy. In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic
Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured
Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House
Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans
and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and
it was led by the Democratic Party. But while Republicans had won a major battle
for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin
Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other
citizen.” By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens,
a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed
by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to
the White House. Two decades later, it was a Republican President,
Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little
Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor
a court order to integrate the state’s public schools. The Civil Rights Act of 1960, which outlawed
poll taxes and other racist measures meant to keep blacks from voting, was filibustered
by 18 Democrats for 125 hours. Not one Republican senator opposed the bill. Its follow-up bill, the Civil Rights Act of
1964, is one of the landmark pieces of legislation in American history. That, too, survived a filibuster by Democrats
thanks to overwhelming Republican support. But, you might be thinking, all that’s in
the past. What have Republicans done for women and blacks
lately? The answer you’d hear from professors, journalists
and celebrities is… “not much.” And this time, they’d be right. They’d be right because the Republican Party
treats blacks and women as it treats everyone: as equals. The Democratic Party never has, and it still
doesn’t. Today’s Democrats treat blacks and women
as victims who aren’t capable of succeeding on their own. The truth is, this is just a new kind of contempt. So, there is a party with a long history of
racism and sexism…but it ain’t the Republicans. I’m Carol Swain, for Prager University.

100 thoughts on “The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

  1. I hope they do a video, if they haven't already, about the Inconvenient Truth of who is responsible for Vietnam.

  2. Wilson was on of the greatest political criminals not only for the US but for Europe too – Jesse Owens on the contrary a hero !

  3. Even if we all agreed with everything she said, what does all of this really say though about the republican party? As she states in her very first sentence, the republican party has become synonymous with racism and sexism. So much so that you have the fricking KKK going, "Republicans, you are our kind of people!". Seriously, when the KKK is on your side then it should at LEAST give you pause. Bottom line, even if we agree with her all she is showing is how far the republican party has fallen.

  4. So What? You Negros Are Still Not United Under Your Own Or Our Own Nation Nor Government As A Nation Of Socalled Black People. They Claimed And Some Of Us Stll Ignorantly Think And Believes We Share Equal Rights By Law! How Stupid! Lok At Bank Loaning – The Voters Rights Act- The Mass Incarcerations You Modern Day Bootlicking Negros. Equal?? !!! Neither Political Party Isn't Meant For Us To Become An Independent Race Of People You Bootlick! Both Pale Owned Political Parties Are Filled With In The Closet Racist And Some Are Openly Racist!! For Any Socalled Black Person Or Socalled Colored Person To Join Any Of These Two Parties Are Clearly Dependant On Pale Americans And Show Clear Signs Of Inferiority!! Only Ignorant Black People Support Their Over Seers Poltilical Parties! Establish Your Own!!

  5. Aren't you full of yourself? You couldn't debate a knowledgeable person. .

    You're much like the progressives.

  6. Professors, Journalists, Celebraties . . . That's it I'm gone . . . you might teach this dumb comie crap to the kids but . .

  7. As MLK said judge a man by his character not the color of his skin, the Democrats have crushed that idea for decades. I rest my case.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  8. WOW HOW CONVENIENT HOW STUPID YOU THINK MOST OF US ARE NOW YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE EVERY REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN WAS NONE RACIST ALL FOR BLACKS ALL AGAINST SLAVERY NOT THAT GULLIBLE EXAMPLE IS EVERY CHINESE PERSON A CAMERA FANATIC IS EVERY TALL PERSON A GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYER? EVERY POLITICIAN TRUSTWORTHY ( TRUMP ) LOL
    DONT INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE WHAT ABOUT NOW TODAY THE PASS IS THE PASS WHAT ABOUT NOW ALL TRUMP HAD DONE IS IMPOSE TARIFFS THAT RAISE MOST PRICES AND CALL HIMSELF A GENIUS WHO DOES THAT HES A JOKE A BAD JOKE AS FAR AS THE ECONOMY IS CONCERNED IT WAS ON A UPSWING LONG BEFORE YOUR SO CALLED PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS IN OFFICE CHECK IT OUT ITS PLUBLIC RECORDS NOW WHAT DOES 18OO s HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH US UNLESS YOUR 200 YEARS OLD DAMMMM REPUBLICANS THATS ALL.YOU GOT ??????

  9. Great informative vid Carol….i vote republican now after a few yrs being liberal democrat when i was young….i follow politics alot now and this vid even tought me a few things lol.

  10. They did not need any change to the constitution ! All that was needed is for the government to obey the law ( the constitution )
    The constitution says the no one can be discriminated against by race gender or religion !

  11. Democrats do not seek "diversity" or "equality" or any of the other altruistic things they profess to be for. Their only goal is power, influence, and control, same as in the past when they supported slavery. They use identitarian ideas to push division of Americans and promoting the suffering, pitting various groups against one another. They do this in order to make what they are actually doing harder to see, hiding it through the means of creating strife and division.

    Just look at how they've managed to convince people that Trump caused the border crisis, this despite Democrats for months allowing innocent people to suffer because they repeatedly refused to provide the necessary funding to address the lack of resources, facilities, and staff needed to address the growing crisis. They used it as a means to demonize the Trump administration and declare them racist for enforcing our immigration laws, all while refusing to act and making things worse while claiming it was Trump that "manufactured" the border crisis when it was Democrat refusal to do their damn jobs that directly lead to the crisis on our southern border.

  12. What have WE done for blacks and women? We've gotten out of their way so they can do and be. The Democrats have tried to keep both in bondage with the victim mentality.

  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31mvbVBV3X0 if you're interested in not being in an echo chamber, please watch this video

  14. Lincoln's Republican party was the party of liberal progressives, while the conservative party was the Democratic party of the traitorous Confederacy.

  15. Now maybe you should tell the story of the Republican Party after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Start with Barry Goldwater. A good compare and contrast to demonstrate the real inconvenient truth about the Republican Party.

  16. What has Republicans has done for us Blacks lately? You're free, you have equal rights based on a meritrocracy-based U.S Constitutional Republic, YOU ARE FREE TO CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE AND WRITE YOUR OWN FUTURE for the Republicans has given everyone, black or white or brown or red or yellow, the same ladders of opportunity for you to climb. All Blacks and other races has to do is CLIMB UP ON THEIR OWN IN ORDER TO CREATE AND WRITE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL FUTURE.

  17. When and how did the demonrats deceive black Americans to make a large majority think they should be democrat and that Republicans were anti-black?

  18. What I don`t get is how there are 4.4K thumbs down on this video sharing actual historical FACTS??? Must be from all the leftists who thought it would be a video bashing Republicans and got fooled into learning facts.

  19. She makes it sound so simple but it's not and Adrew Johnson
    freed the slaves not Lincoln slavery still existed until the ratification of the 13th amendment.

  20. Once we decided to end slavery, they all should have been either shipped back where they belong, or exterminated.
    Leaving the apes here was one of the biggest mistakes in human history.

  21. Boom! As a life long conservative that gas always believed in equal rights, I approve of this message. The left just loves to claim there was a party swap and that has been debunked.

  22. Keep telling people and spreading the truth. You forgot one thing Democrats started kkk. Only if Democrats voter really new the truth

  23. Things have changed since the 1860's, Republicans then didn't want slaves to really have rights but it would have been a plus. From the Party of Lincoln to Trump has been a major shift in good and bad ways.

  24. Did anything noteworthy happen in American politics in the last 50 years that maybe turned what happened in the previous 100 years on its head? Because the video gets a bit quiet about what's happened since 1970.

  25. I’m dying laughing watching this.

    If you watches prager u to learn information, please know that this video is true—if you switch the words republican and democrat throughout the whole video lol

    this is cringe and hilarious

  26. AHAHAHAHHAHA 😂🤣

    “The answer your would hear from professors, the media, or anyone that studies the subject is one thing: but here, believe the exact opposite because you’re stupid enough to watch prager to try and learn instead of watching to laugh”

  27. Will Hurd just left the Republican party. There are currently no black Republican congressmen. But I'm sure they represent black interests all the same.

  28. I of course love the history, but I would feel terrible if I did not say that – she is absolutely beautiful! I know I know….I am a male…

  29. Moderate here…a very confused moderate after watching this video. Clicked hoping for something good. Only got a history lesson. Where are the examples from the last 40+ years? You can't fight the left with this kind of thing.  

    Both right and left have changed drastically, for better or for worse. Today's GOP would be unrecognizable by Lincoln. Same goes for the left.

  30. The amount of cherry picking is insane. Your statements are correct, but are either over simplified or convenient to your narrative. If anyone actually looked at all of the data while fact checking could tear apart her argument in an instant

  31. this is not news almost everybody with the brain knows that Democrats are racist hateful demagogues always been always will be.

  32. do you ever hear when the Democrats talk about how many votes they get and they always say we got blacks vote we got womens vote we got Hispanic vote. They always classify people into races.

  33. Just don't forget it wasn't just blacks. The Brits favoured using Irish slaves in America, Jews favoured using black slaves because they had the slave trade set up in Africa.

  34. Let us all turn democrat and get everything for free. That will be the only way to end the democrat, socialist party.

  35. Stop lying to people I'm a Christian an I really care less about the government I God handle things 🙏 like we are supposed to do unless it envilves christiantiy rights these no but stop lying you both are in the wrong both parties the Dems are more evil thow Democrat really means Demons my opion an sum rep as well but it's all connected to the beast system just please pray an find Jesus Christ the real Jesus not this false Messiah everyone is waiting on exept the true christiantiy church we see it all you media dose not choose Jesus please an read the Bible the Good News 🙏✝️💯 Amen

  36. I had 2 friends going Democratic leaning during high school. They followed the school's popular party and what the media tells them. The media can influence those kids so easily i tell you. But when you truly open their eyes to republican ideals, they will surely regret not switching sooner. The fact that i showed my friends videos including this one of republican non-propaganda (factual history). They were finally conservative leaning

  37. I loved how she said Democrats victimize blacks and women. It’s so true. We are not victims. We are equal.

  38. Knowing this about the history of the GOP to be true, is what defined me as a young republican and casting my first presidential vote for Reagan/Bush (2nd term). my 2nd pres. vote was for papa bush (1st term)…haven't voted rep. since. in fact, have voted neither political party since clinton (1st term)…republican or democrat, warm shit or cold shit…this video is great for the history of the republican party. IT DOES NOTHING FOR THE MODERN DAY gop. this short vid. from mr. chomsky could set things straight. unfortunately, it will fall on deaf (and dumb) ears.
    as well, I am attaching a comment that speaks volumes as to the current state of republican/conservative partisanship.

    comment submitted by; Dead People's Things
    In my opinion, the conservative mind is one that has mastered cognitive dissonance and wishful thinking to unparalleled heights of delusional bliss. They have a strong conviction that belief and faith are both alternate means to knowledge and that inequality for some is a moral imperative for ones personal freedom. They see this personal liberty as a right to infringe on other peoples rights. People who they feel are morally and culturally inferior to their totalitarian world view. Generally speaking, conservatives are not very smart but believe most assuredly that they're the brightest ones in the room. They falsely assume that they convey their intellectual prowess with their loud, boisterous voices.

    "If you're not a liberal when you're 21 you don't have a heart, and if you're a conservative when you're 31 you haven't got a brain." ~Sir Winston Churchill

    "But yes, they (republicans) are really rather stupid and not very well read." ~Bruce Bartlett Former Adviser to Ronald Reagan.

    "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." ~John Stewart Millhttps://youtu.be/aBJeBu0lBKQ
    https://youtu.be/aBJeBu0lBKQ

  39. Actually, Polygamy doesn’t devalue women. When looking at it from a european perspective then yes one would think it devalues women.

  40. Wonderfully researched, factual video. Well done!! I hope it outs some of the democrat lies and may it resonate with all those who watch it!!

  41. Excellent video 👍! Those who oppose it simply cannot deal with the fact and truth! It was far right Republicans back then did free and pressed the other Republican members to see their way of setting Captured Slaves and born to slaves who were brought here against their own wills. They deserved to be set free! Today the left used it for illegals who come here in America by illegal means and say these folks born here under an illegal entered this country doesn't legally have the right to be called an American citizen! The laws passed back then are for those who were brought here against their will. The children brought here for sex slavery deserve to be set free and begin becoming an American citizen but by process and time. Obama's Adminstration said if these kids come here unaccompanied by an adult relative would be sent back to their country of origin. He did that not Trump. These left-wing obstructionist behavior needs to be put to an end today!

  42. Democrats owned 100% of all slaves before the Civil War. Republicans owned 0%. Democrats: racist then, racist today.

  43. The inconvenient truth about your god belief.
    There is no god.
    There is belief in God. There is a whole lot of belief.
    There is no god.
    An inconvenient truth.

  44. I see they never tell you the reason the majority blacks left the Republican Party of Lincoln and why would they go back to the said oppressive democrats? Does anybody ever question things anymore?

  45. Liberals love them some good old racism, oppression, ignorance, rigged elections, lies, and so much more. Unfortunately the liberals I know are still as racist as ever.

  46. Now here's a University I would be proud to attend & pay for. PragerU, you have done an outstanding job… better than my any of my History teachers. Thank you!

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