The New York Times has embarked on an effort to rewrite the history of the United States as a nation built upon slavery. Calling it the “1619 Project,” the opening article is a whopping 7,600-word effort to look at 18th Century history through a liberal 21stcentury lens. Joshua Lawson has written an excellent rebuttal to this effort in The Federalist. Because much of the NYT’s ideology is already being inserted into the narrative of schools and universities, I wanted to pass along some portions of this important article for your consideration.
No, America Wasn’t Built On Slavery,
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Tagged 1619 Project, Alexander Hamilton, Declaration of Independence, Founding Fathers, John Jay, Joshua Lawson, Nikole Hannah-Jones, racism, Revolutionary War, Slavery, The New York Times, The Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Thomas Jefferson
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.
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Tagged Alexander Hamilton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, Communist Party, Donald Trump, Edmund Randolph, Electoral College, George W. Bush, H.L. Mencken, Hillary Clinton, James Madison, John Adams, John Roberts, Julia Ward Howe, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, Vladimir Lenin