Mika Brezinski’s mouth dropped and her eyes opened wide as Jon Meacham, a guest today on the “Morning Joe,” educated her on the historical precedent for one side of Congress blocking legislation.
For thirty years the Democrats used every option available to block the passing of basic Civil Rights legislation for equality of Blacks in this country. Who knew?…not many. Like Mika, they prefer to remain ignorant of the historical roots of their Party’s present motivations.
Despite Ted Cruz’ effort last week, Democrat Senator Strom Thurmond still holds the record for filibustering a Congressional vote. He took the Senate floor for 24 hours, but at the end of the day failed to stop the passing of Republican led legislation sent to Congress by President Eisenhower. After thirty years of struggle, the Civil Rights Act of 1957 was passed, legally ending segregation in this nation.
The present struggle in Washington is finally reflecting the will of the people in the land. We are divided on core issues. The conservative view is growing, as the people are exposed more often to the truth. We have a long way to go, but for now Washington is in the “tug of war” that represents the people.
Let’s do all that we can to get out the message of truth. A really Good Book says it will set us free!
“…You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32/ESV)
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