The Most Anti-Semitic and Anti-Negro Legislation in the United States

Milton Friedman, the conservative economist and guru, coined the Minimum Wage Act as the most anti-Negro legislation of American history.  I’ve known about that for a long time, perhaps a decade.

So what was the most anti-Semitic legislation in history?

I have to write about history.  This happened when the Southern Democrats were backing anti-Negro policies.  The legislation did have a great effect on Jews who were suffering during the Holocaust.  As you probably know our nation did not stand up for Jews during those years.  We were kept out of the United States, well not entirely, but I have written that the United States turned its back on almost everyone except the quota of 12,000 a year.  So it was much more than just the Jews on the St. Louis that were kept out.  There was anti-Semitism in the government at that time and the family of Franklin D. Roosevelt was part of that episode.  And that anti-Semitism continued and continued even among Republicans like Richard Nixon who helped create the anti-Negro strategy with his advisors.  And today Senator Tony Scott of South Carolina stands tall to be a Republican.  How tall I do not know.  Let’s take a look at the history.

There were James Francis Byrne and Coleman Livingston Blease.  Both of them were in politics and Blease helped pass the Immigration Act in 1929 which included Section 1325 and Herbert Hoover, a Republican, was president at the time.  He objected but he went along.    So these Democrats in the South passed important legislation that prevented Jewish lives from being saved during the Holocaust as illegal Jews could have crossed the Mexican border in greater numbers.  My readings years ago taught me that there were undocumented or illegal Jews in the United States during the 1940s.  Now the mere mention of the law and those people who use that law should be reprehensible to Jews and others; however, the times have changed since a cross-section of people still support actions under that law.  This is the double-cross, particularly of Jews around Donald Trump who have not done enough to stop the law of 1929.  Now Julian Castro wishes to end that law and we should make it known that the law was probably the most anti-Semitic law of the last one hundred years or more.  Our whole nation should know these things.   

Byrne defeated Blease in South Carolina and took his place in Congress.  And it should be no surprise to Jewish people that Byrne supported Republicans often, including Senator Strom Thurman when he became a Republican in 1964.  Here is some precise measure of what was going on in 1964.  “The Civil Rights Act was signed on July 2, 1964. In the presidential elections that year, 94 percent of nonwhite voters voted for Johnson boosting him to a win over Barry Goldwater.  But Goldwater, a Republican, managed to win five Southern states in that election, which was unheard of for a Republican.”  The Republicans who favored segregation were starting to build a new base that was anti-Negro.  Senator Scott must have his reasons for being Republican and he might have bought into the theory that Democrats have held African-Americans back from greater success.  The only fact of all of this goes back to Milton Friedman who knew that the chart on unemployment would have shown US that everyone could have been employed in America if wages remained low.  A raise to the minimum wage did have an impact on that, but poverty would have remained rampant and that was not good back then and it continues to threaten the United States even today.

There was a recent video of African Americans discussing Donald Trump’s help for African Americans where Reverend Darrell Scott mentioned the greatness of Donald Trump to African-Americans.  He was quickly repudiated by a pastor from Georgia.  Scott hangs around Donald Trump and people like Rabbi Boteach.  With anti-Semitism being higher in African-American communities in America and all the things going on below the surface of this titanic moment in our nation that is bad, I strongly believe that anti-Semitism can only increase with the policies of Donald Trump and his total disregard for the agent of African-Americans (the N.A.A.C.P. which was found with the help of Jews).  The comment about probably the most pro-Black president is mostly propaganda.

And getting back to the war over the wall and immigration leads me to write that the very high anti-Semitism among Hispanics combined with the same chemicals of Trump rhetoric and polices will only lead to additional hatred of America and Jews once things settle down.  Even though most Jews are against Trump’s politics and Jewish organizations are on the frontline helping, those Jews closest to the leadership in Washington, D.C. will be strongly remembered as the collaborators that have destroyed lives and hopes and dreams.

This is from a report of the Anti-Defamation League in 2013.

Minority Groups and Anti-Semitism

The poll also looked at anti-Semitic views among significantly large minority groups:

Hispanics: Once again, Hispanic Americans born outside of the U.S. are significantly more likely than Hispanics born in the U.S. to hold anti-Semitic views.  According to the survey, 36 percent of foreign-born Hispanics hold anti-Semitic views, as compared to 14 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics.  Those findings represent a welcome decline from 2011, when 42 percent of foreign-born Hispanics, and 20 percent of U.S. born Hispanics held anti-Semitic views.

African Americans: For many years, anti-Semitic views among the African American have remained consistently higher than the general population.  In 2013, 20 percent of African Americans expressed strongly anti-Semitic views, an encouraging decrease of nine percentage points from the previous survey in 2011.

“We are heartened by the significant drop in the levels within both the Hispanic community and the African-American community,” said Mr. Foxman.  “While the changes are significant, it is still troubling to see such a high number for foreign-born Hispanics. It shows that immigrants to the United States bring with them deeply ingrained anti-Semitic attitudes, and that we must remain vigilant in working to counter these attitudes among the foreign born.”

How did Goldwater win those states back then? He won those states by opposing the Civil Rights Act.

According to U.S. immigration officials, Mexicans made nearly 1 million official border crossings into the United States during the 1920s. They arrived at a port of entry, paid an entry fee and submitted to any required tests, such as literacy and health.  Then 1325 was passed in 1929.

With a Republican in the White House and Republican majorities in both houses, the Democrats could not have possibly passed the legislation in 1929 by itself.  A large amount of Republicans had to be complicit.  The colors are represented by the following: the reds and pink are Republican with 80 percent majorities in deep red and the blues are Democrats with the 80 percent majority in deep blue.

House seats by party holding plurality in state

  80+% to 100% Democratic

  80+% to 100% Republican

  60+% to 80% Democratic

  60+% to 80% Republican

  Up to 60% Democratic

  Up to 60% Republican

The senate listings are available and it is much easier to count the numbers since there were 96 senators at that time.  You will see that Democrats were the minority and even if New York State Democrats voted along with all other Democrats that it needed Republican support to pass.  I tried to find the actual voting, but I could not. 


Senators were elected every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1934; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1930; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1932.


2. James Thomas Heflin (D)

3. Hugo Black (D)


1. Henry F. Ashurst (D)

3. Carl Hayden (D)


2. Joseph Taylor Robinson (D)

3. Thaddeus H. Caraway (D)


1. Hiram Johnson (R)

3. Samuel M. Shortridge (R)


2. Lawrence C. Phipps (R)

3. Charles W. Waterman (R)


1. Frederic C. Walcott (R)

3. Hiram Bingham III (R)


1. John G. Townsend, Jr. (R)

2. Daniel O. Hastings (R)


1. Park Trammell (D)

3. Duncan U. Fletcher (D)


2. William J. Harris (D)

3. Walter F. George (D)


2. William Borah (R)

3. John W. Thomas (R)


2. Charles S. Deneen (R)

3. Otis F. Glenn (R)


1. Arthur Raymond Robinson (R)

3. James Eli Watson (R)


2. Daniel F. Steck (D)

3. Smith W. Brookhart (R)


2. Arthur Capper (R)

3. Henry Justin Allen (R), April 1, 1929 – November 30, 1930

George McGill (D), from December 1, 1930


2. Frederic M. Sackett (R), until January 9, 1930

John M. Robsion (R), January 11, 1930 – November 30, 1930

Ben M. Williamson (D), from December 1, 1930

3. Alben W. Barkley (D)


2. Joseph E. Ransdell (D)

3. Edwin S. Broussard (D)


1. Frederick Hale (R)

2. Arthur R. Gould (R)


1. Phillips Lee Goldsborough (R)

3. Millard Tydings (D)


1. David I. Walsh (D)

2. Frederick H. Gillett (R)


1. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R)

2. James J. Couzens (R)


1. Henrik Shipstead (FL)

2. Thomas D. Schall (R)


1. Hubert D. Stephens (D)

2. Pat Harrison (D)


1. Roscoe C. Patterson (R)

3. Harry B. Hawes (D)


1. Burton K. Wheeler (D)

2. Thomas J. Walsh (D)


1. Robert B. Howell (R)

2. George W. Norris (R)


1. Key Pittman (D)

3. Tasker Oddie (R)

New Hampshire[edit]

2. Henry W. Keyes (R)

3. George H. Moses (R)

New Jersey[edit]

1. Hamilton Fish Kean (R)

2. Walter Evans Edge (R), until November 21, 1929

David Baird, Jr. (R), November 30, 1929 – December 2, 1930

Dwight Morrow (R), from December 3, 1930

New Mexico[edit]

1. Bronson M. Cutting (R)

2. Sam G. Bratton (D)

New York[edit]

1. Royal S. Copeland (D)

3. Robert F. Wagner (D)

North Carolina[edit]

2. Furnifold McLendel Simmons (D)

3. Lee Slater Overman (D), until December 12, 1930

Cameron A. Morrison (D), from December 13, 1930

North Dakota[edit]

1. Lynn Frazier (R)

3. Gerald Nye (R)


1. Simeon D. Fess (R)

3. Theodore E. Burton (R), until October 28, 1929

Roscoe C. McCulloch (R), November 5, 1929 – November 30, 1930

Robert J. Bulkley (D), from December 1, 1930


2. William B. Pine (R)

3. Elmer Thomas (D)


2. Charles L. McNary (R)

3. Frederick Steiwer (R)


1. David A. Reed (R)

3. Vacant,[1] until December 9, 1929

Joseph R. Grundy (R), December 11, 1929 – December 1, 1930

James J. Davis (R), from December 2, 1930

Rhode Island[edit]

1. Felix Hebert (R)

2. Jesse H. Metcalf (R)

South Carolina[edit]

2. Coleman Livingston Blease (D)

3. Ellison D. Smith (D)

South Dakota[edit]

2. William H. McMaster (R)

3. Peter Norbeck (R)


1. Kenneth McKellar (D)

2. Lawrence Tyson (D), until August 24, 1929

William Emerson Brock (D), from September 2, 1929


1. Tom Connally (D)

2. Morris Sheppard (D)


1. William H. King (D)

3. Reed Smoot (R)


1. Frank L. Greene (R), until December 17, 1930

Frank C. Partridge (R), from December 23, 1930

3. Porter H. Dale (R)


1. Claude A. Swanson (D)

2. Carter Glass (D)


1. Clarence Dill (D)

3. Wesley Livsey Jones (R)

West Virginia[edit]

1. Henry D. Hatfield (R)

2. Guy D. Goff (R)


1. Robert M. La Follette Jr. (R)

3. John J. Blaine (R)


1. John B. Kendrick (D)

2. Francis E. Warren (R), until November 24, 1929

Patrick Joseph Sullivan (R), December 5, 1929 – November 20, 1930

Robert D. Carey (R), from December 1, 1930

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