Tony Rohl: Democrats can’t claim long history of civil rights fights |

Tony Rohl: Democrats can’t claim long history of civil rights fights

The remembrance of the historic event that occurred at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, named after Edmund Pettus, Confederate general, and Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, is appropriate, but the truth behind it has been misrepresented for years.

The Democrat narrative of racial beneficence is a fraud. The Democratic Party ruled exclusively over slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, Dred Scott, and the KKK. Their website reads: “For more than 200 years, our Party has led the fight for civil rights.” It’s an audacious lie, easily discredited by history. Rarely has a lie been so big or so widely believed.

I await the Democrats accepting responsibility for Selma and other instances of the persecution of blacks, but I won’t hold my breath.

Tony Rohl

Grass Valley

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