This blog really has nothing to do with the Catholic faith directly, but indirectly it should make a lot of Catholics uneasy and make them question their views.
This information is taken from an article in the March 2010 edition of Townhall magazine, page 72-73.
Title: The real Party of Civil Rights
It is hard to overstate the consistency and ferocity with which Democrats through U.S. history have opposed civil rights legislation for black Americans. The Republican Party has been responsible for ensuring the passage of virtually every major civil rights initiative in U.S. history, including winning passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and authoring, introducing and seeing to passage the 1960 Civil Rights Act. But it would be a speech by Everett McKinley Dirksen, the Republican Senate minority leader from Illinois, leading his small band of Senate Republicans, that would pave the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On June 10, 1964, at exactly 9:51 am, former KKK member Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the Democrat from West Virginia, spoke the last word of what had been a 14-hour and 13-minute speech in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the House, of the 420 voting members at the time, the bill had passed on a 290-130 vote. House Republicans supported the ill by a 138-34 margin. Democrats, however, had been more divided, voting for he bill 152-96….
The above is only part of the article, the rest of the article is Sen. Everett’s speech.
Common perception is the Republicans are anti Civil Right and Democrats are pro-civil rights. Well as the history and votes show, that simple is not the case. Once again the American people have been lied to and duped! And many in the Catholic faith have walked blindly in to the lie.
Like I said it is not directly related to the faith, but indirectly it is. I hope this makes you stop and think, maybe do a little research on your own and find out the truth of the Democratic and Republican Parties.