Friday, July 17, 2009

"The Republican Party Freed The Slaves"

From Grand Old Partisan:

On this day in 1862, the Republican-controlled 37th Congress enacted, despite unanimous Democrat opposition, the second Confiscation Act. This law, written by Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL), declared that all slaves held by Confederate rebels "shall be forever free." President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) would cite this law in the provisional Emancipation Proclamation two months later.

I also want to introduce you to another great blogger, Kevin Jackson of "The Black Sphere." Be sure and pick up his book "The Big Black Lie 'How I learned the truth about the Democratic Party'."