Martin Luther King Jr. was a RepublicanSubmitted by LibertyPulse.com on Mon, 08/16/2010 - 22:08
King registered as a Republican in 1956.
As pastor of a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King led a black bus boycott. We must remember that George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama was a Democrat who famously said, "Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever!"
And what of Bull Conner, the Public Safety Commissioner for Birmingham Alabama-also a Democrat, he used fire hoses, attack dogs and even small tanks to inflict physical damage upon the peaceful protesters that were organized by Dr. King. Somehow, we are to believe that the most racist elements of his society would still attract Dr. King enough to align him with them politically. It is quite idiotic to have such a notion. After all, Dr. King was a highly educated man and understood history. Until 1956 when he registered as a Republican, every Civil Rights Law had been introduced and passed by Republicans in opposition to the Democrats. Most of those laws were filibustered by Democrats.
In 1956, A Supreme Court decision ended Alabama's segregation laws enacted by Democrats. After this success, King was made president of the newly established Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1963, Dr. King marched on Washington where he delivered his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He was awarded the 1964 Noble Peace Prize for his efforts, and President Ronald Reagan made King’s birthday a national holiday. Alveda King, Dr. King's niece explains why her Uncle and Father were Republicans..
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