90 Miles From Tyranny : The Left’s Favorite Tool to Attack Our Founding Principles

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Left’s Favorite Tool to Attack Our Founding Principles

The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation’s founding is that slavery was sanctioned.

They argue that the Founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These very ignorant people, both in and out of academia, want us to believe that slavery is unusual, as historian Kenneth Stampp suggested in his book “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd, unusual, or unique to the U.S.

As University of Nebraska-Lincoln political science professor David P. Forsythe wrote in his book “The Globalist,” “The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom.”

Slavery was common among ancient peoples—Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, Armenians, and many others. Large numbers of Christians were enslaved during the Ottoman wars in Europe. White slaves were common in Europe from the Dark Ages to the Middle Ages. It was only during the 17th century that the Atlantic slave trade began with Europeans assisted by Arabs and Africans.

Slavery is one of the most horrible injustices. It posed such a moral dilemma at our 1787 Constitutional Convention that it threatened to scuttle the attempt to create a union between the 13 colonies.

Let’s look at some of the debate. George Washington, in a letter to Pennsylvania delegate Robert Morris, wrote, “There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of...

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1 comment:

capt fast said...

slavery was the economic basis of all societies as far back in human history you would care to go. those athenian greeks during the "golden age" had wealth and free time to enjoy it because of slavery. arabs in africa and the middle east had slaves. even the chinese had slaves. just who do you think actually built the great wall?
slavery has never been something peculiar nor out of the ordinary.
Liberty, on the other had is.