‘With Liberty and Justice For All’

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“It’s invaded our schools, our colleges and our workplaces,” Pence told a small crowd at a Cedar Rapids Pizza Ranch Wednesday. “Every day we are told not only that we have to tolerate the left’s increasingly bizarre obsessions with race and sex and gender, but that we have to enthusiastically participate or face severe consequences.”

It was part of Pence’s push to highlight a “parents’ rights” agenda that coincided with a court’s consideration of a controversial gender identity policy stemming from Iowa’s Linn-Mar Community “

The Greatest INJUSTICE in my long life, happened when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and thus the alleged assassins of President Kennedy was not put on trial – in front of the Loyal Americans – and the whole world! How curious was the Soviet Union about – who really murdered Jack? How many citizens of South Carolina – wept. JFK carried that State that led the Confederacy into Civil War. How did that happen – wondered Strom Thurman, who changed parties, became a Republican – then founded the Dixiecrat Party, that employed the Confederate War Flag! Did you know about the Dixiecrats? If Governor DeSantis can help it, no school children will know these amazing facts. Thurmond would never think of banning books – or would he?

This morning I Googled the Pledge of Allegiance, and discovered it was instituted because there was still hateful tension between the North and the South – just like there is today! For the sake of our Democracy, I bid all Democrats to rise up – and demand Biden, Harris, Pelosi, and others – tell the truth! Admit they stole the election from Donald Trump – before more people get hurt! March on the Department of Justice, and demand the Bidens and Pelosis – BE ARRESTED! Insist they put aside their BIZAARE fascination with Transgenders – and other deviant Woke abominations!

I was hoping my fellow Republicans, Mike and Nikki, would make such a demand of the eighty million Democrat Voters – who must suspect the truth, but hide their heads in the sands of Sexual Perversion! Justice must – BE DONE! The culprits – MUST STAND TRIAL! Just say NO to INJUSTICE!

Please! I beg all Democrats to admit that you have lust – and voter larceny in your heart. Can’t you see how brainwashed you are? What was done to JFK – was done to DJT! Trump is a… LIVING MARTYRE! We can’t bring Kennedy back to life, But, we can beg Donald for forgiveness, and march him back into the White House with a….PARADE OF PENTENCE!

Repent – NOW!

On this day, February 16, 2023 I throw my hat in the ring. I am a Republican Candidate for President of the United States. My motto is


I will show members of my party that my kin, John Fremont FOUNDED A WOKE PARTY, and thus our roots are planted IN EVIL SEX SINS! We must form – A NEW PARTY – so True Justice can be served!

John Presco

Presidential Candidate

‘Not a Freemounter’

Photo of John Presco working on his masterpiece ‘The Hill’. He renders two Loyal Republican Pages rescuing ballot boxes from out of control ANTIFA perverts who helped steal the election – so Woke Folks can rule over The Righteous Lovers of Justice!

Norman praised Trump in the past, arguing in 2016 Trump was “exactly who the Republican Party needed” and that the country was “better off now for what President Trump accomplished.” But Norman, who served in the South Carolina statehouse with Haley, argued it was time for a new chapter in the GOP.

“We’re at a pivotal point, and most of the Republicans I know are now looking for new leadership with a new vision at the top of the ticket. There’s also no question Nikki Haley has the right leadership qualities and vision to move our country forward,” Norman said.


School District.


Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley threw her hat into the ring and officially announced Tuesday she is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024. 

Haley said she was running to bring a “new generation of leadership” to the Republican Party. However, the ladies of “The View” were not particularly happy with the announcement. 

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg attacked the former U.N. ambassador for failing to admit America was “not perfect,” and accusing her of no longer knowing “right from wrong.”


Haley on Wednesday touted her record in government and leaned heavily into her foreign policy experience as she sought to portray herself as the kind of leader who could strengthen a nation that she argued was “on a path of doubt, division, and self destruction” and “a path of fading patriotism and weakening power.”


The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.[16] Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.[4]


Historians point to surges in American patriotic oaths and pledges to the flag after the Civil War, when tensions surrounding political loyalties persisted, and in the 1880s, as rates of immigration increased dramatically.[17][18][19]

The Republican Party of the mid-nineteenth century was composed of a wide array of reformers and disparate groups. This cartoon mocks the Republicans by lampooning “typical” Republicans who are depicted here calling on their candidate for the 1856 United States presidential election, John C. Frémont.

From left to right, these “typical” Republicans are an obnoxious prohibitionist, a radical feminist, a squalid Socialist, a homely free love advocate, a Catholic, and a racist black stereotype. They face Frémont who says, “You shall all have what you desire,” including “the Maine Law,” which refers to the first prohibition law in the United States enacted by the state of Maine.

Cartoon lampooning the Republican Party’s constituency of radicals and reformers who supported the first Republican presidential candidate, John C. Frémont, in 1856. In the right, Frémont receives his eclectic array of supporters and promises “You shall all have what you desire–and be sure that the glorious principles of popery, Fourier, ism, free love, womans rights, the Maine law, and above all the equality of our colored brethren, shall be maintained, if I get into the Presidential chair.” In the left is a white man puritanical reformer calling for the prohibition of tobacco, meat, and alcohol; a white woman suffragist attired in bloomers, smoking a cigarette, and carrying a riding whip; a white man socialist, attired in worn and torn clothing and wanting “an equal division of property”; an older, white woman libertarian espousing free-love as a “Freemounter”; a white, Catholic priest promoting the Pope; and a racist caricature of an African American man, attired in a white collared, ruffled shirt, a black jacket with tails, black pants, and black shoes, carrying a cane who comments in the vernacular, “De poppylation ob color comes in first–arter dat, you may do wot you pleases.”


Saving Dottie Witherspoon

Posted on September 12, 2011by Royal Rosamond Press


Tonight, The Tea Party Express, will be having a televised debate. For the most part, the Tea Party is the latest cult to come down the turnpike in order to save America. Most tea party members, are Jesus Freaks disguised at capitalistic Patriots, verses, Leftist anti capitalist Hippy Socialist who want America to be a Communal Welfare State modeled after the old fashioned Jesus, before he was remodeled by Dick Armey to be the second coming of Howard Roarke, who rapes his love-object who is playing female sex games in order to own power in Industrial America, the land of Rich He-men. So much for the Woman’s Movement. It’s back to old fashioned values where women wore Quaker dresses, like the ones worn at the Lighthouse Ranch, where Dottie Witherspoon took our Blue Tick hound dog, when she ran away to find Jesus.Thanks Dottie! This is how I am treated after – I SAVED YOU?


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This article is about the American political party established in 1948. For the post-Reconstruction southern Democratic Party, see Solid South.

States’ Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats)
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The States’ Rights Democratic Party (whose members are often called the Dixiecrats) was a short-lived segregationist political party in the United States, active primarily in the South. It arose due to a Southern regional split in opposition to the Democratic Party. After President Harry S. Truman, a member of the Democratic Party, ordered integration of the military in 1948 and other actions to address civil rights of African Americans, many Southern conservative white politicians who objected to this course organized themselves as a breakaway faction. The Dixiecrats wished to protect Southern states’ rights to maintain racial segregation.[5]

Supporters assumed control of the state Democratic parties in part or in full in several Southern states. The Party opposed racial integration and wanted to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of possible federal intervention. Its members were referred to as “Dixiecrats”, a portmanteau of “Dixie“, referring to the Southern United States, and “Democrat”.

Despite the Dixiecrats’ success in several states, Truman was narrowly re-elected. After the 1948 election, its leaders generally returned to the Democratic Party.[6] The Dixiecrats’ presidential candidate, Strom Thurmond, became a Republican in 1964. The Dixiecrats represented the weakening of the “Solid South“. (This referred to the Southern Democratic Party’s control of presidential elections in the South and most seats in Congress, partly through decades of disfranchisement of blacks entrenched by Southern state legislatures between 1890 and 1908. Blacks had formerly been aligned with the Republican Party before being excluded from politics in the region, but during the Great Migration African Americans had found the Democratic Party in the North and West more suited to their interests.)[7]


The states in dark red compose the Deep South today. Adjoining areas of East TexasWest Tennessee, and North Florida are also considered part of this subregion. Historically, each of these states were in the Confederate States of America.

Solid South“: Arkansas voted Democratic in all 23 presidential elections from 1876 through 1964; other states were not quite as solid but generally supported Democrats for president.

Since the beginning of Reconstruction, Southern white voters supported the Democratic Party by overwhelming margins in both local and national elections, (the few exceptions include minor pockets of Republican electoral strength in AppalachiaEast Tennessee in particular, Gillespie and Kendall Counties of central Texas) forming what was known as the “Solid South“. Even during the last years of Reconstruction, Democrats used paramilitary insurgents and other activists to disrupt and intimidate Republican freedman voters, including fraud at the polls and attacks on their leaders. The electoral violence culminated in the Democrats regaining control of the state legislatures and passing new constitutions and laws from 1890 to 1908 to disenfranchise most blacks and many poor whites. They also imposed Jim Crow, a combination of legal and informal segregation acts that made blacks second-class citizens, confirming their lack of political power through most of the southern United States. The social and economic systems of the Solid South were based on this structure, although the white Democrats retained all the Congressional seats apportioned for the total population of their states.[8]

Three-time Democratic Party presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan opposed a highly controversial resolution at the 1924 Democratic National Convention condemning the Ku Klux Klan, expecting the organization would soon fold. Bryan disliked the Klan but never publicly attacked it.[9]

In the 1930s, a political realignment occurred largely due to the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While many Democrats in the South had shifted toward favoring economic intervention,[citation needed] civil rights for African Americans was not specifically incorporated within the New Deal agenda, due in part to Southern control over many key positions of power within the U.S. Congress.

With the entry of the United States into the Second World War, Jim Crow was indirectly challenged. More than one and a half million black Americans served in the U.S. military during World War II,[10] where they received equal pay while serving within segregated units, and were equally entitled to receive veterans’ benefits after the war. Tens of thousands of black civilians at home were recruited in the labor-starved war industries across many urban centers in the country, mainly due to the promotion of Executive Order 8802, which required defense industries not to discriminate based on ethnicity or race.

Members of the Republican Party (which nominated Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in 1944 and 1948), along with many Democrats from the northern and western states, supported civil rights legislation that the Deep South Democrats in Congress almost unanimously opposed.[11][12] In 2004, Pulitzer prize winning American journalist Les Payne wrote that Dixiecrats were affiliated with the KKK and opposed Martin Luther King Jr.[13] In 2016, David Neiwert wrote an article for the SPLC saying that “When the members of the Klan were Democrats, as in the 1920s, as well as in the ’40s when they called themselves “Dixiecrats,” they were conservative Democrats.”[14] According to John S. Huntington Ph.D., Southern Democrats formed a far-right faction, the States’ Rights Democratic Party, better known as the Dixiecrats, which became a third-party vehicle for opposing President Harry S. Truman, integration and modern liberalism.[1]

1948 presidential election

Main article: 1948 United States presidential election

After Roosevelt died, the new president Harry S. Truman established a highly visible President’s Committee on Civil Rights and issued Executive Order 9981 to end discrimination in the military in 1948. A group of Southern governors, including Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Fielding L. Wright of Mississippi, met to consider the place of Southerners within the Democratic Party. After a tense meeting with Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman and Truman confidant J. Howard McGrath, the Southern governors agreed to convene their own convention in Birmingham, Alabama if Truman and civil rights supporters emerged victorious at the 1948 Democratic National Convention.[15] In July, the convention nominated Truman to run for a full term and adopted a plank proposed by Northern liberals led by Hubert Humphrey calling for civil rights; 35 Southern delegates walked out. The move was on to remove Truman’s name from the ballot in the southern United States. This political maneuvering required the organization of a new and distinct political party, which the Southern defectors from the Democratic Party chose to brand as the States’ Rights Democratic Party.

Just days after the 1948 Democratic National Convention, the States’ Rights Democrats held their own convention at Municipal Auditorium in Birmingham, on July 17.[16] While several leaders from the Deep South such as Strom Thurmond and James Eastland attended, most major Southern Democrats did not attend the conference.[17] Among those absent were Georgia Senator Richard Russell Jr., who had finished with the second-most delegates in the Democratic presidential ballot.[17]

1948 electoral votes by state. The Dixiecrats carried Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina, and received one additional electoral vote in Tennessee (colored in orange). States in blue voted for Democrats Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley; those in red voted for Republicans Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren.

Prior to their own States’ Rights Democratic Party convention, it was not clear whether the Dixiecrats would seek to field their own candidate or simply try to prevent Southern electors from voting for Truman.[17] Many in the press predicted that if the Dixiecrats did nominate a ticket, Arkansas Governor Benjamin Travis Laney would be the presidential nominee, and South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond or Mississippi Governor Fielding L. Wright the vice presidential nominee.[17] Laney traveled to Birmingham during the convention, but he ultimately decided that he did not want to join a third party and remained in his hotel during the convention.[17] Thurmond himself had doubts about a third-party bid, but party organizers convinced him to accept the party’s nomination, with Fielding Wright as his running mate.[17] Wright’s supporters had hoped that Wright would lead the ticket, but Wright deferred to Thurmond, who had greater national stature.[17] The selection of Thurmond received fairly positive reviews from the national press, as Thurmond had pursued relatively moderate policies on civil rights and did not employ the fiery rhetoric used by other segregationist leaders.[18]

The States’ Rights Democrats did not formally declare themselves as being a new third party, but rather said that they were only “recommending” that state Democratic Parties vote for the Thurmond–Wright ticket.[17] The goal of the party was to win the 127 electoral votes of the Solid South, in the hopes of denying Truman–Barkley or Dewey–Warren an overall majority of electoral votes, and thus throwing the presidential election to the United States House of Representatives and the vice presidential election to the United States Senate.[17] Once in the House and Senate, the Dixiecrats hoped to throw their support to whichever party would agree to their segregationist demands.[17] Even if the Republican ticket won an outright majority of electoral votes (as many expected in 1948), the Dixiecrats hoped that their third-party run would help the South retake its dominant position in the Democratic Party.[17] In implementing their strategy, the States’ Rights Democrats faced a complicated set of state election laws, with different states having different processes for choosing presidential electors.[17] The States’ Rights Democrats eventually succeeded in making the Thurmond–Wright ticket the official Democratic ticket in AlabamaLouisianaMississippi, and South Carolina.[19] In other states, they were forced to run as a third-party ticket.[19]

In numbers greater than the 6,000 that attended the first, the States’ Rights Democrats held a boisterous second convention in Oklahoma City, on August 14, 1948,[20] where they adopted their party platform which stated:[21]

We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race; the constitutional right to choose one’s associates; to accept private employment without governmental interference, and to earn one’s living in any lawful way. We oppose the elimination of segregation, the repeal of miscegenation statutes, the control of private employment by Federal bureaucrats called for by the misnamed civil rights program. We favor home-rule, local self-government and a minimum interference with individual rights.

The platform went on to say:[21]

We call upon all Democrats and upon all other loyal Americans who are opposed to totalitarianism at home and abroad to unite with us in ignominiously defeating Harry S. Truman, Thomas E. Dewey and every other candidate for public office who would establish a Police Nation in the United States of America.

In Arkansas, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Sid McMath vigorously supported Truman in speeches across the state, much to the consternation of the sitting governor, Benjamin Travis Laney, an ardent Thurmond supporter. Laney later used McMath’s pro-Truman stance against him in the 1950 gubernatorial election, but McMath won re-election handily.

Efforts by States’ Rights Democrats to paint other Truman loyalists as turncoats generally failed, although the seeds of discontent were planted which in years to come took their toll on Southern moderates.

On election day in 1948, the Thurmond–Wright ticket carried the previously solidly Democratic states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, receiving 1,169,021 popular votes and 39 electoral votes. Progressive Party presidential nominee Henry A. Wallace drew off a nearly equal number of popular votes (1,157,172) from the Democrats’ left wing, although he did not carry any states. The splits in the Democratic Party in the 1948 election had been expected to produce a victory by GOP presidential nominee Dewey, but Truman defeated Dewey in an upset victory.

Subsequent elections

The States’ Rights Democratic Party dissolved after the 1948 election, as Truman, the Democratic National Committee, and the New Deal Southern Democrats acted to ensure that the Dixiecrat movement would not return in the 1952 presidential election. Some Southern diehards, such as Leander Perez of Louisiana, attempted to keep it in existence in their districts.[22] Former Dixiecrats received some backlash at the 1952 Democratic National Convention, but all Southern delegations were seated after agreeing to a party loyalty pledge.[23] Moderate Alabama Senator John Sparkman was selected as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1952, helping to boost party loyalty in the South.[23]

Regardless of the power struggle within the Democratic Party concerning segregation policy, the South remained a strongly Democratic voting bloc for local, state, and federal Congressional elections, but increasingly not in presidential elections. Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower won several Southern states in the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections. In the 1956 election, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue T. Coleman Andrews received just under 0.2 percent of the popular vote running as the presidential nominee of the States’ Rights Party.[24] In the 1960 presidential election, Republican Richard Nixon won several Southern states, and Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia received the votes of several unpledged electors from Alabama and Mississippi. In the 1964 presidential election, Republican Barry Goldwater won all four states that Thurmond had carried in 1948. In the 1968 presidential election, Republican Richard Nixon or third party candidate George Wallace won every former Confederate state except Texas. Thurmond eventually left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party in 1964, charging the Democrats with having “abandoned the people” and having repudiated the U.S. Constitution; he subsequently worked on the presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater.[25]

The 1960 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose 8[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.


For six decades up to 1950 South Carolina was a one-party state dominated by the Democratic Party. The Republican Party had been moribund due to the disfranchisement of blacks and the complete absence of other support bases as the Palmetto State completely lacked upland or German refugee whites opposed to secession.[3] Between 1900 and 1948, no Republican presidential candidate ever obtained more than seven percent of the total presidential vote[4] – a vote which in 1924 reached as low as 6.6 percent of the total voting-age population[5] (or approximately 15 percent of the voting-age white population).

Following Harry S. Truman’s To Secure These Rights in 1947, the following year South Carolina’s small electorate overwhelmingly rejected him in favour of state Governor Strom Thurmond, who won 71 percent of the state’s limited electorate and every county except poor white industrial Anderson and Spartanburg.[6] During the 1950s, the state’s wealthier and more urbanized whites became extremely disenchanted with the national Democratic Party and to a lesser extent with the federal administration of Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower.[7] However, the state’s abolition of its poll tax in 1950 allowed increasing white voter registration and the poor white upcountry provided enough support to national Democrat Adlai Stevenson II to, aided by substantial majorities amongst the small but increasing number of blacks able to vote,[8] keep the state Democratic in the 1952 and 1956 elections.

During the 1950s, wealthy textile mill owners in the upcountry developed a grassroots state Republican Party dedicated to the tenets of the John Birch Society. This group nominated the most conservative delegation at the party’s 1960 convention.[9] These wealthy businessmen would merge with hardline segregationists to draft Barry Goldwater for the Republican nomination in 1960, and at the same time, the “Independents” in the lowcountry moved to support GOP nominees Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge jr. as they had in 1952.[9] At the same time, Protestant clergymen in the state were quite outspoken against the nomination of Catholic Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy by the Democratic Party.[10]

Both candidates toured the state in October, when James F. Byrnes, former governor, criticized severely the Kennedy platform as economically unaffordable and injurious to the states’ independence.[11]


In September and October polls, the state was considered likely to go for Nixon,[12] and even on election night Nixon was leading until quite late when Kennedy overtook him.[13] Kennedy ultimately won the state by 2.48 percentage points,[14][15] being aided by an exceptional turnout for him amongst the state’s seventy-five thousand or so black voters,[16] and by the loyalty of the pro-Stevenson upcountry despite its distaste for his Catholicism.[17] Nixon won a narrow majority of the state’s white voters, and a strong majority amongst the wealthier whites of the growing Columbia and Charleston metropolitan areas.

This was the second to last time South Carolina has voted Democratic. Had Gerald Ford won the state in 1976, the Palmetto State would have the nation’s longest Republican streak.


DemocraticJohn F. Kennedy198,12951.24%
RepublicanRichard Nixon188,55848.76%
Total votes386,688100%

Results by county[edit]

CountyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
Richard Milhous Nixon
MarginTotal votes cast


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