Friday, March 24, 2017

Fact of the Day: Filibuster Racism

The longest single-person filibuster in the U.S. Senate was from Strom Thurmond who represented South Carolina. His lasted twenty four hours and eighteen minutes. However Thurmond's intentions were not good, as he was one of the most notable racists in 20th century American politics. He was trying to block the Civil Rights Bill of 1957 from being passed. Fortunately he failed and the bill was signed by President Eisenhower. 

5 comments:

  1. Strom Thurmond was certainly a polarizing character in American politics. I like to think he outgrew his racist ways with the rest of the country but I'm not so sure.

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  2. Racists nut jobs should be voted onto some far away island

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  3. Sheeeeesh! Thank goodness it failed. And we still have more like him in Congress.

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  4. I hope he got severe laryngitis.
    Yes Kay, I reckon you nailed it - there are still more like
    him not only in the US Congress but all around the World.
    Colin

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