Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Â He did many great things to advance the cause of civil rights.Â He embodied many of the principles of the founding fathers, many of whom, especially those in the north, wanted to include freedom of blacks in the constitution and end slavery.Â John Adams is especially noted for this.
What many do not know is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a registered Republican, and so were his father and grandfather.Â They associated Republicans as the party of Abraham Lincoln.Â Historically, the perpetrators and the promoters of racism and racist policy in the United States have been Southern Democrats. According to Alveda C. King, who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. King, did not align himself with The Democratic Party, for Southern Democrats were the individuals with attack dogs; cattle prods; and lynch ropes denying African-Americans their rights as they enforced the segregationist policies of Jim Crow.
It wasnâ€™t until 1960, when Dr. King was in Birmingham, AL jail, then Senator John Kennedy called Coretta Scott King and, in essence, made a deal that if the King Family switched parties and supported him for President he would help get Dr. King released and switch his vote to support the Civil Rights legislation.Â Kennedy had originally not supported the legislation.Â
Where African Americans were originally part of the Party of Lincoln, whom they credited with the end of slavery and their freedoms, they now became part of the Party of Kennedy who made a deal to get elected president.
Today I fear that African Americans are now becoming the party of the establishment.Â Meaning they are registering as Democrats because that is what is expected of them.Â Being a Dem. is part of their â€œStreet Credibility.â€Â They have forgotten the Southern Dems. who opposed civil rights. However, since the Civil Rights movement, how many of them have risen out of their situations?Â The Dems. make numerous promises and provide several entitlements to them, yet they are no better off.Â Only the African Americans who have abandoned the entitlement mindset, and have embraced the opportunities America has to offer, have risen out of the ghettos and are lead successful lives.Â There is an old saying, â€œNo one ever got rich clinging to their welfare check.â€