Today in history, January 31, 1865, REPUBLICANS passed the 13th Amendment, ABOLISHING slavery

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

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The 13th amendment passed 119 to 56, seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. The amendment was supported by 100% of the Republican members–88 votes, and included 16 Democrats, and 15 third-party representatives.

All 56 votes against the Amendment were from Democrats.

Bill of Rights Day

On this day in history, Dec. 15, 1791

Following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, become the law of the land.

In September 1789, the first Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The amendments were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, guaranteeing the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to fair legal procedure and to bear arms; and that powers not delegated to the federal government would be reserved for the states and the people.

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Republicans Freed the Slaves – 13th Amendment

On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment — abolishing slavery — became part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states.

Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.

All Republicans in Congress voted for the 13th Amendment, while nearly all Democrats voted against it. So strongly did President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) support the 13th Amendment, he signed the document, though presidential approval is not part of the amendment process.

Yes, outlawing slavery was a Republican achievement.

From Grand Old Partisan

Happy Constitution Day!

http://www.constitutionday.com/

On this day, September 17 in 1787, our Founding Fathers adjourned the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

The US Constitution has been the cornerstone of the beliefs of the Republican Party since it was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854. Although changes have been made over the years, these changes have only made it a stronger document for governing the United States and the Republican Party today.

We should use today as a reminder of what our Founding Fathers fought for: economic freedom, individual liberty, and limited government.

Constitution of the United States

Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee General Member Mtg on Sat Sep 9

at 11:00 a.m.
Benny’s Cafe
5354 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221

Guest Speakers:
Joanne Laufenberg, State Director of Convention of States.
James Jones, Regional Captain, Convention of States.

If you are contributing to the RWGM Silent Auction, please bring items with you to the September 9th meeting.

http://www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html

Elbert Guillory: “Why I Am a Republican”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_YQ8560E1w

Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.