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Dems ashamed of history

| Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

It is obvious that the Democratic Party is behind the nationwide movement to destroy any and all monuments that are insensitive to blacks, and is actually working to rid the country of the party's own history.

For readers who do not know, it was the Democratic Party of the South that wanted to keep slavery, promulgated the Jim Crow laws and worked against the civil rights movement for an entire century.

The Democratic Party also created the Ku Klux Klan as its militant arm back in the 1920s, and the “exulted” Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was also an “Exalted Cyclops” of the KKK before becoming a Southern Democrat senator. He never denied it.

Democrats are supporting the movement to eradicate any symbol of slavery because it will eradicate the Democrats' own history of racism. Democrats are ashamed of their history, and frankly, if I was a Democrat, I'd be ashamed too.

Bob Jacobs


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