January 3, 2020

Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg doesn’t just misinterpret the Bible.  He also occasionally spreads blatant falsehoods about American history.  Over the holidays, a public TV show from 2014 surfaced in which Buttigieg told some schoolchildren (whose parents should demand a tax rebate) this: “It’s an embarrassing thing to admit, but the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing and did not respect civil rights. And yet they created a framework so that as the generations came to understand that that was important, they could write that into the Constitution,””

At that link, Ted Cruz and Randy DeSoto of Western Journal offer a long list of quotes from the Founders, including Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others, about the evils of slavery, their efforts to abolish it, and the importance of protecting civil rights. They thought these rights so important, they put them into ten Amendments to the Constitution known as the “Bill of Rights,” which were ratified at the same time as the Constitution in 1787, not in the 1960s. 

One of the many great things about America is that this nation was founded on the noblest of principles, and even when times and circumstances make it impossible to achieve them, Americans continually strive to improve things and create a "more perfect union." Yes, it’s tragic that the Founders were unable to outlaw slavery from the moment of the nation’s birth because of opposition from the South. But let’s not mislead children into thinking they didn’t try (they got a provision to ban the importation of slaves into the Constitution, and it became law 20 years later), or worse, that they were somehow too dumb to realize slavery was “a bad thing” or that civil rights were a good thing.

When it comes to intellectual firepower, I think I’d trust Ben Franklin, James Madison or Thomas Jefferson over anyone currently running for President on the Democratic ticket.   

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  • Patricia Yarber

    02/18/2020 09:55 AM

    Hostory has been rewritten. Thus the reason they haven't been teaching it.

  • William Schlumpf

    02/11/2020 09:16 PM

    They don't rewrite history they fabricate it. Bet ole petey doesn't know who william wilberforce was or that he spent his life fighting slavery and the moneyed interests, only to have received word of parliament's vote to end the practice, which existed since the dawn of man, while on his deathbed. Christians ended slavery, mr petey, sir.

  • Craig Dew

    01/05/2020 09:03 AM

    This idiot also plans to remove Thomas Jefferson from US history.

  • Andrea Medina

    01/03/2020 06:52 PM

    If you are going to lie, check your info, before you make a fool out of yourself. LMAO

  • David Arron

    01/03/2020 10:26 AM

    Pete Buttigieg is a living example of how the Democrats seek to re-write history and the radical left is controlling many of our colleges.