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Debunking Lies - Not Debunking Facts
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 12, 2021
To all of the critics of this book who say you cannot debunk "facts" or you cannot debunk "history," I would like to ask this question: did you ever consider the possibility that any of the facts or the history that you believe is incorrect?
For example, how many critics of this book are aware that in the context of world history, America's role in slavery was relatively small? How small? Less than 2% of all of the slaves ever taken from Africa and transported to the Middle East or the Western Hemisphere ever came to the United States. How many are aware that 1-2 million slaves from southern and eastern Europe were taken by North African Muslims from 1500-1800 - far, far more than ever arrived in the US (less than 400,000). How many critics of the book believe that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution say that only rich white men have rights or can vote? False. There were AT LEAST five states that had black voters at the time that the Constitution was being written, debated, and ratified. How many people have accepted the lie of the 1619 Project that the main reason or one of the main reasons (after the editors of the 1619 project were called out by one of their own historians and had to amend the wording) for declaring independence was to preserve slavery? On the contrary, there are untold numbers of writings from the Revolutionary Era, including political pamphlets, public documents, and sermons, directly linking the cause of independence to the ABOLITION of slavery. How many critics of the book are aware that the Constitution permitted the eventual outlawing of the slave trade in 1808? How many are aware that the founding generation, at the first opportunity that they had to determine the status of slavery in new territories, outlawed it? How many are aware that 8 states outlawed slavery in the immediate years following the Revolution? That seems like a funny way to base a nation on racism and slavery doesn't it? How many are aware that Frederick Douglass, a great American and a former slave, referred to our Constitution as a "glorious liberty document" and "an anti-slavery instrument?" How many are aware that in his various speeches and writings calling for the end of slavery Abraham Lincoln constantly referred to the words and deeds of the Founding Fathers to support his arguments?
I could go on and on, but please, all I ask is that you consider the possibility that many of the slanderous tropes about America and its founding that you have heard may in fact be false.