Quick history lesson. Republican: one who supports a republic govn't. Democrat: one who supports a democracy. Up until after the 60's, Conservatives were Democrats because democracy was a traditional view, and Liberals were Republican because a republic was a progressive view. So the 13th-15th amendments? All supported by Liberals and rejected by Conservatives. Conservatives have always been the problem and you just admitted to it.
The Kings...A favorite quote "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. " Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html#ixzz1ksouJ149