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Hillary Clinton: Confederate Apologist

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Last Monday night Hillary Clinton, a woman who was Secretary of State of the USA said this at the CNN town hall meeting in Iowa, stating in her praise of Lincoln that without Lincoln’s death, American would have been:

“A little less rancorous, a little more forgiving and tolerant that might possibly have brought people back together more quickly…but instead, we had Reconstruction, we had the re-instigation of segregation and Jim Crow, we had people in the South feeling totally discouraged and defiant…”

In her view, the resurgence of Southern Racists after the Civil War was caused by mean old Northerners being jerks to the South.  If the USA could have just been a little nicer to the traitorous rebellion who armed themselves and attacked the North rather than abide by the results of the election of 1860, then race relations in our country would have been better off.

Hillary Clinton is a Confederate Apologist.

What Hillary Clinton fails to acknowledge here is amazing and telling.  White southerners took up arms against our country, against our government, and against Democracy and killed millions of people to defend their economic reliance on slavery.  After the military defeat and surrender, the South wanted to go right back to the way things used to be, despite having lost the war.

The Republican congress and Army were left to enforce the victory of the USA against the traitors.  This took a massive expansion of the Federal Government, the creation of the Justice department, the passing of new laws and Amendments to the Constitution, and the use of the US Army.

If Lincoln had lived, this program of Reconstruction would have most likely been more aggressive.  Lincoln was set to remake the south and bring them back into the USA, with civil rights for Black people enshrined in law.  Lincoln may have been magnanimous in victory, but we will never know because when he began to lay out his agenda for such a program, he was killed by a white supremacist conspiracy.

How would civil rights and equal justice under law have been enforced without these massive federal programs, troops, and laws?  Magic? 

All we have to do is look at what happened when the northern troops were removed from the south.  The KKK was allowed to terrorize black people, black politicians were run out of office, lynchings were reinstated and many other terrors were visited on southern blacks.  Poll taxes, literacy tests, and every other trick in the book was rolled out by the white elites to reduce or eliminate black political participation.  It took almost 90 more years to start to unwind this damage, and it continues on to this day.

You would only have to look at the recent history, with states coming out from under the Voting Rights act mandatory approval of new laws, with states like Texas passing new voting restrictions just hours after the lifting of the law.

The point is, Hillary Clinton does not think that state power should be used to advance the rights of minorities, or other groups, because it would not be “forgiving”…  Does Hillary Clinton even support civil rights in 2016? Who would her pick to head the Justice Department be, and would she prioritize expanding the voting rights of black people in the south?  

If her view of history is that the Federal Government caused Jim Crow and not southern racists, would she even use the power of the Government to assist in enforcing justice?

Most of all, if Hillary Clinton thinks that, why do black voters support her so much in the polls?  

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Written by Walt

April 22nd, 2019 at 1:04 pm

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