Sen. Tom Cotton calls slavery nation's 'necessary evil' in shocking interview
Is this shocking to you as claimed, or what?:
Controversial Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called slavery the nation’s “necessary evil” in a new interview published Sunday.
The senator told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that slavery was the evil ”upon which the union was built.”
He made the stunning comment while discussing how slavery should be taught in schools.
“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country,” Cotton said. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built.”
Cotton also noted that the “union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”