Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

Patriotism, Racism, and the Sins of America’s Past — and Present

Patriotism is fading in America

It is accepted that the words ‘all men are created equal’ do not, in their literal meaning, apply to women, and were not intended by the Founding Fathers (collectively) to apply to slaves.

“The only logical conclusion that modern blacks can draw from [the Founding and slavery] is that their forefathers were not regarded as ‘men’ by the white founders of this country.”

“The fathers of this government expected and intended the institution of slavery to come to an end. They expected and intended that it would be in the course of ultimate extinction.”

“He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere …Determined to keep a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.”

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Brian Tubbs

Writes about Personal Growth, Leadership, Religion, History, Reading, Writing, Public Speaking, Games, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and more. ✍️📚