One of the most disingenuous practices engaged in by government school teachers when teaching impressionable grade school children about the sin of slavery in the United States, is to avoid the significant fact that our founding fathers did not bring slavery to America. If one wants to pin the sin of slavery in America upon someone, it ought to be attributed to King James 1, who made Jamestown, Virginia, an official crown colony in 1624. The historical fact is, of the 13 original colonies, Virginia’s, Jamestown, created with the permission of King James l, was the most instrumental in developing and expanding slavery in America.
Now, what about our founding fathers, who were victorious in the Revolutionary War; responsible for ending British rule in North America; declared America’s independence on July 4th, 1776; and then, on September 9th, 1776, the Continental Congress officially declared the new nation to be the “United States” of America? What did our founding fathers do with their newly found freedom and with regard to the sin of slavery?
After the Revolutionary War and the American people gained their independence from British Rule, [the real culprit of slavery on American soil] the people within a number of the states, exercising their newly found freedom, quickly moved to share the blessings of liberty to all by abolishing slavery! For example, the people of Vermont took the following immediate action in its 1777 declaration of rights, which declared "no… person born in this country, or brought here over sea, ought to be holden by law to serve any person as a servant, slave, or apprentice".
Likewise, the Massachusetts constitution of 1780 declared that "all men are born free and equal" and it was used by the court a few years after its adoption to legally forbid any person to be held as a slave.
And, in 1787, the Northwest Ordinance, adopted before our existing Constitution was ratified, stated: "there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said Territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
By the year 1788 all the states north of Maryland, except New York and New Jersey, had legislated to extinguish slavery, and by 1804 the remaining two northern states [ N.Y. and N.J.] had put slavery to rest!
Additionally let us remember that our Constitution also provided a measure to tax slavery into extinction [Article 1, Section 9, Cl. 1],
“The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.”
Our Constitution also denied slave-holding states full representation in Congress under Article 1, Section 2, Cl. 3.
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”
Contrary to the communist/socialist propaganda taught to impressionable grade school children by government school teachers, that the above provision made blacks “three fifths of a person”, the provision was actually a punishment which denied full representation in Congress to slave holding states.
The truth is, our nation’s founding fathers, and the miracle they created call the Constitution of the United States ___ that document which our communist/socialist propagandists in government operated schools teach our children is responsible for the sin of slavery in America ___ actually provided the means necessary to end the sin of British slavery in the United States.
Let us also never forget that our wise founding fathers provided Article V in our Constitution, its amendment process, to accommodate peaceful change for changing times. And, the good people of the United States took advantage of that process to lawfully put slavery to rest when they adopted the Thirteenth Amendment.
Our country is infested with a Fifth Column movement at MSNBC, NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, WASHINGTON POST, ATLANTIC MAGAZINE, New York Daily News, Time, ETC., and their countless Yellow Journalists, who work hand in hand with the Democrat Party socialist/communist leadership to paralyze and destroy our free market, free enterprise system.