Tag: Lynching

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Brief Observation on Anti-lynching Laws

 

Senator Tim Scott Even after Senator Tim Scott got Mitch McConnell to agree in advance to allow 20 Democrat amendments to his police reform bill, which included an anti-lynching portion, the Democrats killed the bill by filibuster. Now, if you have been paying a bit of attention to history, this might sound familiar. Yes, indeed, there is a long and ugly history, in the Progressive Era, of Democrat senators filibustering anti-lynching laws every time they came to the Senate floor, and of the Republican leaders not changing the rule to stop this facilitation of race-based political terrorism. Meet the new Senate, same as the old Senate.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, states and local governments controlled by white supremacist Democrats blocked blacks from serving on juries and reliability acquitted white men if officials even felt a need to hold a trial over the killing of a black man. The original intent of federal anti-lynching laws was to bypass white supremacist controlled state and local governments, stopping them from providing legal cover, from holding occasional trials of white killers of black men and always acquitting them. It was the norm in segregated states to pervert justice in this way. The point now is some sort of symbolism, as current federal civil rights law already provides ways to prosecute and no jurisdiction has anything like the poisonous conditions of Jim Crow.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Make them own it

 
Robert Byrd after filibustering 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Besides having announced his candidacy for president in 2020, Senator Cory Booker has called on the U.S. House of Representatives to designate lynching as a federal hate crime. Why? Because of an alleged incident involving the gay black actor Jussie Smollett, who stars in the TV series “Empire.”

Liberty Counsel has called for a provision in the bill, passed by the Senate in December, under unanimous consent, to be removed. That provision is claimed to create a federal protected category of gender identity and sexual orientation, prelude to using this category, through the 14th Amendment, to gut the 1st Amendment. Indeed, the left has shown its hand already, smearing Liberty Counsel as an “Evangelical ‘hate group.'”

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Question: Has there ever been a bigger drama queen in modern American politics than U.S. Senator Cory Booker? This guy is a piece of work. Under normal circumstances you’d expect to see a guy like him maybe standing on a street corner, spewing gibberish to passersby, or just to the thin air. Instead, he’s a […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Should the Democratic Party Change Its Name?

 

My answer? It is the party of slavery.

Yes, after their support for slavery and racist laws and regulations for all those decades it’s clear that the well documented and unambiguous racist history of that party should make us all demand that the party distance itself from their history of racism. The party name makes me blanch every time I hear it or read it. How can anyone be associated with such a party that is laced with a sordid history of hatred and bigotry and racism?

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