WND Exclusive – Did 1619 Project Inspire Those who Defaced Plymouth Rock?

from Brent for World Net Daily:

Last Monday, several landmarks were vandalized in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Items defaced with red spray paint were four large scalloped shell sculptures, the Pilgrim Maiden statue, a National Monument to the Forefathers, a sign celebrating the 400th year anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing and Plymouth Rock itself.

The tagging, which is a slang term for spray painting a distinguishing mark or phrase on something, simply read “508 MOF.”

Now, 508 is the area code for Plymouth, but the MOF was apparently a bit of a mystery. However, figuring that the idiots who did this aren’t Rhodes scholars, I’d say it’s a pretty good bet “MOF” is the further abbreviation of MOFO, which is short for mother f-er. Yes – brilliant in its simple eloquence, I know. Real wordsmiths. read more

If America is Racist – So are the Democrats

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh was talking about how many modern progressive leftists have given up trying to “fix” our country. Now, they claim, it must be torn down and rebuilt in the image that the left envisions – a socialist utopia, where one size really does fit all, because everyone is the same … or else.

Evidently, according to an ever-increasing number of leftists, there’s just no saving and no redeeming the United States.

Why exactly does this new breed of leftists feel this way about their own country?

Well, it goes back to the days of slavery. Then after emancipation – Jim Crow, segregation, racism and the Klan.

This they claim is America’s permanent legacy, and one that apparently cannot be erased or otherwise expunged. The only answer is to tear it down and start over.

But this poses a couple of problems for the left – namely, reparations and the democrat party. read more

Reparations – Who Pays and Who Gets?

from Walter Williams at Townhall:

Reparations for Slavery

Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.” read more

It’s Unfair to Judge the Past Through a Modern Day Lens

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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We in America have developed a nasty habit of judging past events with present day standards. This is a big mistake. And a bigger mistake is the judgment of individuals who’ve contributed so much, just because they had one indiscretion, or worse, a perceived indiscretion.

In both New York City and Philadelphia, the iconic singer Kate Smith is being erased from history.

After it was uncovered that Smith, “sang racially insensitive songs in the early 1930s,” the New York Yankees pulled Smith’s famous rendition of “God Bless America,” from their song rotation. The NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers, had a statue of her torn down and hauled away for the same reason. They have also ditched the song. read more

Georgetown Students Go All In on Reparations

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Heading into the next presidential extravaganza, one of the many potential ultra-progressive platform items is reparations for slavery. Many leftist candidates like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Robert Francis O’Rourke, Corey Booker, etc., have either signed on or are considering an endorsement of it.

So popular has it become that a few days ago, CNN dedicated a full one third of its home page to various articles regarding reparations.

And it’s not just grabbing the attention of democrat politicians, clamoring for relevancy, but has naturally taken hold of the skulls full of mush (h/t: Rush Limbaugh) on college campuses. Surprising, I know, that “woke” college students would sign onto a program that takes money from one and distributes it to another.

Isn’t it interesting that the same student bodies across the nation, are on one hand, trying to erase this era of our history by ridding us of everything Confederate, and on the other, trying to keep it alive by continually revisiting slavery. It’s as if they want it both ways. Oh that’s right – they’re leftists, and leftists always want it both ways. read more

The Man who Knew both of our Most Beloved Presidents

from WND:

The patriot who knew both Washington and Lincoln

John Quincy Adams

On Feb. 21, 1848, “Old Man Eloquent” John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He had just given an impassioned speech against the Democrat plan to expand slavery into the Western territories acquired after the Mexican-American War. He died two days later without regaining consciousness. A bronze marker on the U.S. House floor indicates where the desk of John Quincy Adams once stood.

John Quincy Adams was the only U.S president to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives after having been president, serving as a Congressman from Massachusetts from 1830 to 1848.

Nicknamed “The Hell-Hound of Slavery” for relentlessly speaking out against slavery, John Quincy Adams single-handedly led the fight to lift the gag rule which prohibited discussion of slavery on the House floor. read more

The 3/5ths Clause Properly Explained

It seems whenever the Founding Fathers are discussed, that discussion invariable degrades into one of race and racism. Why should we look to old dead white guys for guidance? Heck, even the Constitution as originally written was racist. And those who make these claims point to the 3/5ths clause pertaining to the counting of slaves.

But the Clause in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution is misunderstood by almost all today. Professor Carol Swain explains that the three-fifths clause was inserted by anti-slavery advocates to advantage the abolitionists.

Watch the Prager University video for the comprehensive explanation: read more

Don’t Equate Real Slavery with Snowflake Oppression

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Recently, as all of America no doubt already knows, Kanye West has said some things which have upset the left, particularly the black race-baiting industry. And it is an industry.

Kanye professed his love of president Trump and said they were both “Dragon Energy.” I have no idea what that means, but really, who cares. It sounds like a compliment. He said he likes a lot, but not all, of what Trump is doing. He even took a poke at Obama by tweeting that he was president for eight years and nothing changed in Chicago.

Not to defend Obama, but the city of Chicago is not the federal government’s concern.

But I think it was Kanye’s rant about slavery being a choice that really put the left over the edge. He said during a TMZ interview: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of you all? Like, we’re mentally in prison. Like, slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks,” he said. “So prison is something that unites us as one race, blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race.”

May I dispel the myth of 400 years of slavery. The slave trade began in America in 1619 and ended in 1865. That’s 246 years – not 400. And actually, the first black man to be declared a “slave for life” in America happened in 1654 (or `55). His name was John Casor, and coincidentally, his owner was tobacco farmer Anthony Johnson, who was also black. read more

Sticking up for Robert E. Lee

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Many nations around the globe know nothing but civil war – where year after year one faction is conquered or deposed by another, or a minority takes up arms against the majority, or a least the present ruling party, and this guerilla warfare often goes on for years.

We see or hear of these far away places like Africa or the Middle East, and just shake our heads at how backward and uncivilized they are.

Of course we don’t have any of those petty third world type problems here in the U.S. We wouldn’t have time for such frivolous things anyway. We’re too busy tackling the important issues of the day – like trying to completely erase our history by tearing down statues and plaques that supposedly make a very select few squeamish.

We in America will not tolerate any hurt feelings. Even if those feelings are illogical and based entirely on lies and half-truths regarding these inanimate antagonists.

The inanimate objects causing the greatest consternation are the many statues of that Confederate fiend, General Robert E. Lee. He is considered a blight on America for he was willing to not just take up arms, but lead an entire army, to defend the right to own slaves, not realizing how bad it will make pampered Americans feel over 150 years later. read more

Pro-Communist Protesters don’t Really Care about Slavery

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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There is nothing good about slavery. Owning another human being is lower than low. I would hope we can all agree.

We on the reasonable right knew that this push to expunge slave owners from American history would not end with Civil War statues, monuments and the like. We knew these radicals wouldn’t be satisfied with just Civil War era slave holders. We knew it would rapidly jump to the Founding Fathers (as it has),– the same Founders that the progressive left has been trying to erase since the days of Woodrow Wilson.

We also know that it won’t end with the slave-owning Founders. We know that this is a means to an end. If our political leadership – locally, and at the State and Federal level, continue to capitulate to, or worse, join these ill-guided rabble-rousers, the next demand will be to insist that our founding documents are, by default, illegitimate.

If Washington, Jefferson, Madison, et al, are erased, how could the documents they created live on?

The supposed protesters don’t really care about slavery. If they did, they would be forced to take a good long look at the ideology they are promoting. Communism has enslaved many millions more people than all American slave holders/traders combined. read more