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Why I Will not Vote the Democratic Ticket

11 Sep

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“We regard the Reconstruction Acts (so called) of Congress as usurpations, and unconstitutional, revolutionary, and void.” – Democratic Party Platform 1868

1880 VOTER HANDBILL 

     “I am opposed to the Democratic Party, and I will tell you why.  Every State that seceded from the United States was Democratic State.  Every ordinance of secession that was drawn was drawn by a Democrat.  Every man that endeavored to tear the old flag from heaven that it enriches was a Democrat.  Every enemy this great Republic has had for twenty years has been a Democrat.  Every man that shot Union soldiers was a Democrat.  Every man that starved Union soldiers and refused them in the extremity of death of crust was a Democrat.  Every man that tried to destroy this nation was a Democrat.  Every man that loved slavery more than liberty was a Democrat.  The man that assassinated Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat.  Every man that sympathized with the assassin —every man glad that the noblest President ever elected was assassinated – was a Democrat.  Every man that impaired the credit of the United States; every man that swore we would never pay the bonds; every man that swore we would never redeem the greenbacks was a Democrat.  Every man that resisted the draft was a Democrat.  Every man that wept over the corpse of slavery was a Democrat.  Every man that cursed Lincoln because he issued the Proclamation of Emancipation — the grandest paper since the Declaration of Independence— every one of them was a Democrat.  Every man that wanted an uprising in the North, that wanted to release the rebel prisoners, that they might burn down the homes of Union soldiers above the heads of their wives and children, while the brave husbands , the heroic fathers, were in the front fighting for the honor of the old flag, every one of them was a Democrat.  Every man that believed this glorious nation of ours is only a confederacy, every man that believed the old banner carried by our fathers through the Revolution, through the War of 1812, carried by our brothers over the plains of Mexico, carried by our brothers over the fields of the Rebellion, simply stood for a contract, simply stood for an agreement, was a Democrat.  Every man who believed that any State should go out of the Union at its pleasure; every man that believed the grand fabric of the American Government could be made to crumble instantly into dust at the touch of treason was a Democrat.  Soldiers! Every scar you have got on your heroic bodies was given to you by a Democrat.  Every scar, every arm that is lacking, every limb that is gone, every scar is a souvenir of a Democrat.”

Dr. Davis’ commentary:

“Even though this handbill was published in the year 1880, how many similarities can you find today?  What politician or policies come to mind as you read through a document written fifteen years after the Civil War.?”

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