This intriguing DVD looks at the history and role of the Republican party in fighting against slavery and for the equality of blacks. We learn, and maybe surprisingly, that it was the Republican party, particularly during the Civil War and Post-Civil War period, that most supported Civil Rights. Several examples are given in this DVD, including the fact that Charles Sumner, a Republican and Anti-Slavery proponent, was beaten with a club by Democrat Preston Brooks. This DVD ultimately includes a quote by a black leader that says blacks need to move on and not worry about reparations of pay for past deeds for all people have had injustices. But blacks, he says, need to lead by hard work and forging ahead in life. DeRoy Murdock, a columnist, says that blacks need to look in the windshield in front of them and not in the rearview mirror. This DVD aims for an accurate portrayal of past historical events.
This documentary speaks about abortion and as columnist Star Parker says, how could our nation stand so strongly for Civil Rights but favor abortion? The DVD also mentions women’s suffrage and the right to vote. The film’s focus on all Americans looking ahead is to be commended. Historian David Barton is featured and offers some insights in this documentary. As outlined in the DVD, Democratic leader Robert Bird was a member of the Klu Klux Klan. This DVD makes the point that Republicans are more sensitive, or at least have been in the past, to the plight of minorities than today’s voters might realize. We are pleased to award this DVD our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus. This is an educational DVD which should be seen by every voter in America!