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Triggered Update: Ban The Democrat Party.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our good friend William Teach over at the Pirate’s Cove had this story on his website and we want to help spread the word as well.

With all of the demands to hide and destroy any history in the United States concerning the South, the Civil War, and racism from groups, Representative Louis Gohmert (R) of Texas has introduced a resolution demanding that given the racist history of the Democrat Party, that the party change it name and or be abolished.

The resolution is being co-sponsored by Representatives Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Randy Weber, R-Texas, and Andy Harris, R-Md.

This follows a vote in the House led by Nancy Pelosi to remove images of anyone who had served as an elected official in the Congress before siding with the Confederacy.

Specifically, the House voted to remove portraits of Democrat Robert M.T. Hunter, Democrat Howell Cobb, Democrat James L. Orr and Democrat Charles F. Crisp.

Gohmert’s resolution (seen in it’s entirety below) reads, in part:

Whereas, The Democratic Party Platform of 1840, 1844, 1848, 1852, and 1856 states “That Congress has no power under the Constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the Constitution; that all efforts of the abolitionists, or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery . . . are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences; and that all such efforts
have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions.”

Whereas, The Democratic Party Platform of 1856 further declares that “new states” to the Union should be admitted “with or without domestic slavery, as [the state] may elect.”

Whereas, The Democratic Party Platform of 1856 also resolves that “we recognize the right of the people of all the Territories . . .to form a Constitution, with or without domestic slavery.”

Sounds racist to us.

The resolution gives many more examples listing the party of the Democrats being racists, bigots and supporters of racism itself.

Gohmert, in a statement accompanying the bill, told Democrats they should rebrand to “avoid triggering” anyone.

“As outlined in the resolution, a great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred,” Gohmert said. “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”

Of course, the argument will be that the parties have changed positions since the Civil War.

This is a very bad argument. It fundamentally ignores the way that both political parties and history actually work,” wrote Michael Austin, a professor who dug into the nation’s political history in his book “We Must Not Be Enemies.” “Today’s Republicans and Democrats have very little in common with Democrats and Republicans in 1860, or even in 1936. It makes no sense for anyone to give credit, or blame, to any modern party for anything that happened in the Civil War . . . The fact that the names remain the same has everything to do with branding and nothing to do with any kind of coherent ideology that anybody alive can take the credit, or the blame, for having held in the past.”

It is only a “bad argument” because it shows the hypocrisy of the so called “cancel culture.” While wanting to overlook the principles and actions of the Democrats through the years because they allegedly have “changed,” that same standard doesn’t hold for founding fathers like Jefferson and Washington who ended up freeing all of their slaves.

If the left wants to continually brand Jefferson and Washington for owning slaves any not allowing them to atone for that by freeing their slaves, then the Democrats cannot get passed their racist and oppressive history because of what they allegedly do now.

In addition, have the parties really changed positions as much as people think?

We’ll have a video on that tomorrow in this space.

Bottom line is that Gohmert’s resolution has no chance of being passed as it highlights the hypocrisy of the Democrats and the left can’t allow that.





4 Responses to “Triggered Update: Ban The Democrat Party.”

  1. Bob Chadwick says:

    I am getting a little sick of this. Once again, the believers in “political correctness” have found another target for their misplaced ire.

    We are offended by statues of Confederate leaders—-TEAR THEM DOWN!!

    We don’t like display of the “Stars and Bars”?? BURN THEM ALL UP AND SNARL AT ANYONE WHO FLIES ONE!!

    We don’t like the opinions of the “other” political party? SNARL UGLY THINGS AT THEM AND ACCUSE THEM OF BEING COMMIE PINKO FASCISTS HELL BENT ON DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!!

    We don’t like the names of the teams of athletes that have been playing sports and providing role models for our children for decades, nay, centuries? CHANGE THE TEAM”S NAME TO SOMETHING THAT WON’T OFFEND SOMEBODY!!

    You don’t like certain parts of our history? WHINE AT ANYONE WHO TRIES TO DEFEND OR TEACH IT!!

    The next stop on the path our country is taking is for mobs to swarm into libraries and bookstores and start bonfires with the books that describe history and political opinions that they don’t like. (Hey… that happened in Europe about 90 years ago….)

    I fear for a country that is getting so unhinged that it is losing sight of the road it is traveling.

    And another point…. Consider that the energy that is wasted all this rhetoric and accent on “political correctness” could be spent on making our country a better place for all to live in.

    It is easy to pick a popular subject and whine about it. It is much harder to actually direct that energy to improving things.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Bob Chadwick,

      Thanks for the comment.

      I am getting a little sick of this.

      A little sick?

      We passed “little” a long time ago. We’re sick of it.

      Period.

      A. Afterwit.

  2. Percy says:

    I applaud Representative Gohmert for shining a light on this issue. Hopefully it will educate some folks on the history of their party while exposing the hypocrisy of the cancel culture. I haven’t heard much about this Resolution and I doubt it will get much coverage. The fact that It won’t be widely covered by mainstream media outlets along with the facts in the resolution itself do, however, highlight the hypocrisy of this whole cancel culture we live in.

    The reason our country is great is not because we’ve never made a mistake, but because we recognize these mistakes, correct them and move on. the whole cancel culture is just a scam to try to further divide the country.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Percy,

      Thanks for the reply.

      The fact that It won’t be widely covered by mainstream media outlets along with the facts in the resolution itself do, however, highlight the hypocrisy of this whole cancel culture we live in.

      The Pirate’s Cove noted the same thing which is why we decided to add our voice to the chorus.

      At the time we wrote our post on Sunday, there were eight (8) news outlets that covered the resolution, most of them in manner that dismissed both Representative Gohmert and the resolution itself. No “main stream” media such as ABC, CNN, NY Times, etc., covered this at all. They may have covered it since then, but it was not widely reported by any stretch of the imagination.

      Thanks again.

      A. Afterwit.

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