Senator Tom Cotton has been criticised for making a statement to attempt to justify the slavery of black people.
The words used against his comments were: “His comments were criticised as an attempt justify the slavery of black people.”
His statement was: “US founders viewed slavery as a “necessary evil upon which the union was built“.”
It is recognised as a fact that it was considered an evil at the time, and it is now, even more so.
Senator Tom Cotton was stating ACTUAL reasons at that time. Not a personal opinion of current reasoning.
Senator Tom Cotton said that “describing the ‘views of the Founders’ and how they put the evil institution on a path to extinction, a point frequently made by Lincoln, is not endorsing or justifying slavery.”
And that is making international headlines.
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