Rewriting The Civil War

Ken AshfordHistory, RepublicansLeave a Comment

Heritage Foundation Leader Jim DeMint:

DeMint: This progressive, the whole idea of being progressive is to progress away from those ideas that made this country great. What we’re trying to conserve as conservative are those things that work. They work today, they work for young people, they work for minorities and we can change this country and change its course very quickly if we just remember what works.

Newcombe: What if somebody, let’s say you’re talking with a liberal person and they were to turn around and say, ‘that Founding Fathers thing worked out really well, look at that Civil War we had eighty years later.’

DeMint: Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people. Unfortunately there were some court decisions like Dred Scott and others that defined some people as property, but the Constitution kept calling us back to ‘all men are created equal and we have inalienable rights’ in the minds of God. But a lot of the move to free the slaves came from the people, it did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith, that this was wrong. People like Wilberforce who persisted for years because of his faith and because of his love for people. So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves. In fact, it was Abraham Lincoln, the very first Republican, who took this on as a cause and a lot of it was based on a love in his heart that comes from God.

(Emphasis mine)

No, no, no!  A thousand times no.  You just can't make up shit like that as historical fact, and pollute the airwaves like that.

Of COURSE big government freed the slaves, you mouthbreathing moron!  Linclon's Emancipation Proclamation was nice, but it did not free a single slave.  Freedom from slavery came from the Thirteenth Amendment and in the form of a GIGANTIC FUCKING ARMY bringing the Southern states to its knees.  You can't get a bigger federal government than that.

Also, not for nothing, but "all men created equal" was in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.  And if you don't know that, that's fine.  But you shouldn't opine on stuff you know nothing about.