Nationally and statewide, people are winding up their celebrations of the period that honors the end of slavery. According to the Raleigh News and Observer, many consider this "America's second birthday". The celebration is an official holiday in NC.
The Republican party should OWN Juneteenth. It was only briefly mentioned at the recent NCGOP State Convention, during Bill Randall's (left) campaign speech for state chairman. Your blogger felt ashamed and embarrased that she'd never even heard of this special time. It's time to end this, and to let folks know who gave them the holiday, according to Randall.
At the convention, black, conservative talk show host, Mason Weaver (below, left) stated, the Republican Party ended slavery, supported giving blacks and women the right to vote, and passed the Civil Rights acts. Weaver added that the Democrats are the party of the KKK, lynchings, and Jim Crow policies.
Republicans everywhere, including the North Carolina Republican Party, should celebrate Juneteenth and remind everyone that the Republicans are the party of FREEDOM, and that we support freedom for everyone, world wide.
Editor's Note: Mason Weaver spoke to a standing-room-only crowd, at the Saturday evening banquet at the NCGOP State Convention.
Please enjoy a short video below, where Mr. Weaver discusses the Republican's role in ending slavery and why more and more blacks are joining the Grand Ole' Party. Your blogger shot it on her regular digital camera, and not her video camera. KCC apologizes for the shaky camera.
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