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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the Republicans ending of slavery in the United States

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Ridgewood NJ, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day .

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General Order No. 3 transmitted the news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the residents of Texas and freed all remaining enslaved people in the state. The general order was issued by Union General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 at Ashton Villa upon arriving at Galveston, Texas, over a month after the formal end of the American Civil War and two years after the original issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Democrats still didn’t want to give up their slaves.


The celebrations that followed the reading of the proclamation by General Gordon Granger began a tradition that has lasted for one hundred and fifty five years, and today is hosted in cities across America and beyond.

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Juneteenth is commemorative, not of the horrific institution our country embraced, but rather as a showcase of the strength in the American spirit to recognize wrong and set about making it right. Where Republican Abraham Lincoln and the Union Army defeated Jefferson Davis and slave owning Democrats of the Southern Confederacy .  In this same spirit America moves ahead today in leveling playing fields and achieving ever greater equality. Let us celebrate all that Juneteenth teaches us about our country’s greatness  of the heart to hear and to learn and to work together for all that is good and just.


31 thoughts on “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the Republicans ending of slavery in the United States

  1. even after losing the war the Democrats did not want to give up ownership of black people

  2. ownership of black people is the primary tenant of the Democratic Party

  3. Yep. Control and dependency

  4. …even using this holiday to incite Racial Divide rather than its original intention.

  5. You people are unbelievable.

    1. who are “You people”

      1. Probably the people who claim to hate virtue signaling but then fluff themselves because they think they “freed the slaves” only to turn around and complain about “Glen Rock problems” and the folks from “Paterscum.”

        1. Another Liberal who cannot come to grips with the truth of her blind loyalty to the Democrat party.

          Open your eyes.

    2. Try convincing someone of your position by first defining it clearly and then using facts to support it instead of unspecified outrage.

      I think we can all be thankful that we live in a country that fought a war that ended slavery and the ONLY example I know of in which 300,000 soldiers of a national government laid down their lives for the freedom of people of a different ethnicity than their own. It is truly a reason to celebrate Juneteenth as another example of American exceptionalism.

      1. wow.
        I’m 100% certain that you do not believe a word you just posted.
        It is just part of advancing an agenda you support to achieve other goals.

        1. It’s worse than that. They do actually believe it.

        2. yup.

          This is from the Daily talking points … almost verbatim.

      2. Excellent! See, explaining this subject with reason, idiots still disagree.

        1. Agreed.
          Liberals and Democrats still insist that the Democrat party is helping Black Americans, when the reality is that they are systemically destroying the Black race and working very hard to make it a permanent underclass.

  6. Well, the Republican Party has certainly changed since then!!

    1. and the Democrats haven’t

      1. They have gotten worse!

    2. How? Democrats still use race as an issue!

    3. Explain? Now

      1. Democrats think Blacks are too weak or stupid to succeed in America without lowering the bar and providing additional help. Democrats treat the ENTIRE BLACK RACE the same as Special Education Students. They think they all need additional assistance to succeed in the world.

        They treat them as a subclass of people … just like they did in slaver times.

        Everyone knows this.
        It’s Settled Science.

    4. No they have not.
      Republicans think that Blacks are smart and capable and able to compete and succeed as well as any White person. They hold all races to the same standard, unlike the Democrats.

      Democrats think that Blacks are unable to compete and are not smart enough or strong enough to overcome adversity and NEED to be judged on a lesser scale, with assistance in order to succeed. It’s insulting and demeaning the way Democrats treat Blacks… This has NOT CHANGED since pre-civil war.

  7. Oh boy, here we go.

  8. Republicans always stood for freedom, liberty,

    1. Oh really? Always? Freedom and liberty? Well, you can’t have one without the other, that won’t simply won’t do. Republicans fight for both. And by jolly when you become a Republican you join an ancient society of like-minded individuals who share the exact same morals, values, ethics and principles as every other Republican from the dawn of the party, throughout time, down to the present day. It’s very much akin to a baptism in which all of your sins are washed away and you awake into the perfection of Republicanism. You practically are Lincoln, and he is you, and me, and so we are all together, indivisible. 🙄

  9. Both sides need to stop the virtue signaling. A simple Google search on causes of the Civil War and it’s easy to see slavery was not a primary reason. But i happily defer to someone with a history background.

    1. American history and poli sci degree here.

      It sure as hell was.

      1. It sure as Heck was. Republicans mercifully killed 600,000 of their own sons, brothers, and fathers because they so loved the slaves.

        1. nice try , democrats owned the slaves, succeeded and started the civil war

      2. “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.”

        Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, Friday, August 22, 1862

    2. any internet search results can be manipulated.
      What happened to all the info on Mike Obama

  10. Land of make believe.

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