Monday, July 22, 2019
US Not FOUNDED On Slavery
Charles Kesler to Mark Levin: paraphrase, The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution (the documents) were created in a time of the general approbation of slavery. They by affirming human equality created the national contradiction between that value and the approbated institution. So it’s not right to say the US was founded on slavery. It was founded on a contradiction between professed ideals that made slavery impossibly problematic and that very institution. It was founded on principles that eventually and with massive tragedy (the Civil War) led to the evisceration of the institution. These documents, by the way, preceded the Rights of Man pronounced by the French Revolutionists by just under two decades.