On this day in 1863 Republicans freed the slaves.
Republicans rejoiced. Democrats cursed.
Grand Old Partisan reported:
On New Year’s Day in 1863, the Republican Party’s Emancipation Proclamation came into effect. While Republicans rejoiced, Democrat politicians and newspapers denounced President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) for freeing slaves.
Demonstrating their depravity, New York’s Gov. Horatio Seymour, who would be the 1868 Democrat presidential nominee, denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as “a proposal for the butchery of women and children.” The Louisville Daily Democrat called it “an outrage of all constitutional law, all human justice, all Christian feeling.”
The latest twist in the “Duck Dynasty” controversy involves poultry, but this time it’s connected to chicken, not ducks.
Just two days before Christmas, an unnamed group launched a social media-based campaign to show support for Duck Commander Phil Robertson. The National Chick-Phil-A Day Facebook page is asking the show’s fans or those who want to support Robertson, to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on January 21.
The invitation tells supporters; “Stand For Free Speech. Sit For Good Food.” It goes on to include a couple of simple instructions on what to do on the day:
1. Wear your Duck Commander or camouflage gear.
2. Eat at Chick-fil-A.
The event page connected to the Chick-Phil-A Day post about the January 21 dine-in already has tabulated more than 42,000 RSVPs.
The Facebook page created to spread the news about the grassroots campaign / protest is quick to point out that the event is not affiliated with Chick-fil-A restaurants.
On Christmas Day, the gossip website TMZ reported on the National Chick-Phil-A Day movement but said “Chick-fil-A says Chick-Phil-A was created by an ‘independent group’ … though at this point, no group has come forward to take credit.”
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