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The U.S. Civil War, which Confederate Democrats initiated against their own country to try to maintain their slavery of black Americans, ended in April 1865. President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head and killed by a Democrat stage actor a few days later, reportedly after the actor heard Lincoln speak a few days before in favor of allowing black men to vote.
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to abolish slavery had been proposed and moved forward to the states for ratification by Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress. It would be ratified and become part of our supreme national law later in that year.
Abolitionists across the country quit working for freedom, thinking that their work was done. Frederick Douglass knew it was not, but even he didn’t realize that our work for freedom would never be done if the Democratic Party held any power. In May 1865, Douglass said, “Slavery is not abolished until the Black man has the ballot.” He was just scratching the surface.
The 14th Amendment, ratified in July 1868, should not have been necessary. It established that black former slaves and their descendants were equal citizens and entitled to equal protection of their God-given equal freedom and rights under the laws of our country. But it also included a section that prohibited former Confederate Democrat leaders of the Civil War from holding certain elected offices and prohibited the U.S. government from paying the war debts Democrats incurred during their Civil War against freedom, referring to it as an “insurrection.” But that wasn’t enough.
The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should not have been necessary, either, but it was ratified in February 1870 to establish conclusively that black former slaves had an equal right to vote in state and national elections. That should have been enough, but it still was not.
No war, no constitutional amendment nor any number of laws will be sufficient to ensure that the God-given freedom and rights of all common Americans, including black Americans, other minorities and women, are respected and equally protected in the United States for as long as the Democratic Party leaders, and corrupt Republicans who help them, hold any power in our country.
Black Americans were not able to enjoy voting rights or many other basic rights equally until the last 60 or 70 years and still are not treated equally in some circumstances. Democrats have trapped most black Americans in a welfare state as a substitute for freedom, and the U.S. Supreme Court has twisted our Constitution and laws against common Americans in many ways.
Communist Democrats stole our 2020 election from the American people through a fake pandemic panic with all its damages to common Americans, unconstitutional forced mandates for harmful fake vaccines, corrupt “voting machines” and mail-in balloting, aka “cheat by mail,” to defeat Donald Trump — the modern president who treated all Americans equally.
With corrupt Republican enablers, they used those methods in some of this year’s primary elections and are poised to use them against us again in November. Democrats are calling Trump an “insurrectionist” for asking Americans to peacefully protest their stolen election and are punishing Americans who protested by making them political prisoners. But not voting now is not an option that will help Americans at all.
In 1860, just before the Civil War, many who wanted to abolish slavery had been made to falsely believe the U.S. Constitution supported slavery and voting would not help them abolish it. But Frederick Douglass explained the truth in the first of his two most important speeches, “The Constitution of the United States: Is it Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?” Douglass explained why voting would help, and why voting for Republicans was their best option.
Today, we need to rid ourselves of the inherently corrupt voting machines and cheating by mail, but we may not be able to do that by Election Day. We all need to vote for Frederick Douglass (real) Republicans in person on Election Day, if possible, or as soon before it as we can.
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