Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution. I mean, it was like the conscience of the American people.
Unfortunately there were some court decisions like Dred Scott and others that defined some people as property, but the Constitution kept calling us back to "all men are created equal and we have inalienable rights" in the minds of God.
- Former Senator Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation, April 3, 2014
Sometimes I have to search my heart to know why I react as I do. I confess I don't really know for sure why that interview is so irritating.
It isn't the first idiocy uttered about slavery. In fact, it is similar to earlier presentations by others.
But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.
- Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), January 21, 2011
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