Lyndon B Johnson On Race

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   Lyndon B Johnson   (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)   
Lyndon B Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)  

We believe all men are entitled to the blessings of liberty. Yet millions are being deprived of those blessings because of the color of their skin. The reasons are deeply imbedded in history and tradition and the nature of man. We can understand – without rancor or hatred – how this happened, but it cannot continue. Our constitution forbids it. The principles of our freedom forbid it. Morality forbids it. And [now] the law forbids it.

Note: These words were spoken by then President Lyndon B Johnson after the passage and ratification of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on July 02, 1964, but as history would prove it had little lasting impact. The words of politicians are shrouded in lies, not truth. The current President, amplifies these lies every time he speaks.

 

Photo Credit: The Suspicious Patriot by Demar Douglas.

 

 

  

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